People will tell you that I complain about having cold feet. They tell me to go buy some socks. I reply that I have a lot of sock yarn and I should knit socks not buy them. However, I don't knit socks. I *start* socks. I queue sock patterns. I just never get past turning the heel (not even on the first sock). However, my cold feet finally got to me.
So I knit a pair of socks. Keep in mind that these are more of a lounge around the house in front of the fire kind of sock as opposed to a sock that would be worn in shoes. I have discovered that I'll knit socks if I use sportweight yarn and I knit cables. That way they knit up quickly and remain interesting. Also, they're super warm and toasty. I guess I'll have to break down and buy socks for wearing inside shoes. Or get over myself and make friends with my size 0 needles.
I would like you to take a moment to notice that my jeans are tucked into my socks. This is news for a few reasons. 1) I last did this when I was in high school 25+ years ago with ankle zipper jeans, slouchy push down cotton socks, and Reeboks. Classy. 2) I have lost enough weight that skinny jeans can be a part of my wardrobe. This may be a mixed blessing, considering my ambivalence about said skinny jeans at my advanced age. 3) I am buying jeans (and clothes, period) for the first time in about 6 years. This is a good thing. It was pretty sad around here, wardrobe wise. 4) I think that's all that's interesting about my jeans and socks.
More finished projects are on deck. Now I'm going to drink some Evolution and play Apples to Apples with my peeps. I bet my warm feet will lead me to victory.
Project details: Pattern: Uncle Frank by Irish Girlie Knits. Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Heavyweight in Rose Quartz (same as my grandma's socks). Size 4 needles. Modifications: knit the men's gauge (used the yarn for the men's size) but decreased by 4 stitches at the ankle for a narrower ankle and foot. Knit one fewer repeat on the foot to make it the right size. Otherwise knit as written.