With the Sunday Swing socks off the needles, I needed to get another pair on. I don’t like to not have a pair of socks on the go, because (as many of you know), they are perfect for traveling.
Whenever we go out, I take my purse AND my knitting bag. I can’t count how many times I’ve been stuck somewhere (because of car trouble, someone running late, etc) away from home… and been saved by bringing along my knitting.
So I’ve started the Business Casual sock. I’ve actually knit them before, as part of a KAL. I made them for Dave, but I’ve always wanted a pair for myself. Dave’s were knit in 2013… can you believe it’s taken me this long to start my pair?
The yarn I’m using is Malabrigo sock yarn. The colour is Alcaucil (which means Artichoke in Spanish – though I think in this case, it must be a rotten, moldy artichoke) and it’s a nice super dark olivey green. It’s been hanging in my stash since April 2011 when I bought it at the Frolic. It’s definitely time to use it.
Actually, you might be surprised, but I didn’t actually have much sock yarn to choose from. The last few years I’ve been really good at using from my stash and not buying new. My sock supply is almost dwindled away. I still have plenty for shawls and cardigans, so no fear of running out all together! And of course, there’s the leftover Wandering Cat stash which is still up at Mom’s… we really should divvy that up soon…