But before it ended, I did get a chance to cast a pair of socks on to the needles.
I'm not exactly sure what Socktober is- I think it is some sort of knitting event (because I have seen reference to it pop up in my Google Reader quite a bit in the past few weeks), but I just like the name. That's right- I liked hearing 'Socktober' so much that it compelled me to start a pair of socks. Furthermore, these socks will be for the purpose of keeping my toes toasty once they are finished. This will be my first pair of handknit socks- time to see what all of the fuss is about.
The pattern is Spring Socks by Eveli Kaur (find her blog here). The yarn- that's right, Noro Kureyon. Being my first experience working with Noro, I have mixed feelings. Despite the fact that I am knitting with it, I still feel a little hesitant about using it. I'm not ready for a sweater or shawl, but for this pair of socks- I find it perfect. I do finally understand the Noro color fuss. It's kind of like reading a good book, there have been a few nights I've had a hard time going to bed because I wanted to see how the color would change. Really. Ok, I just realized I have a problem.
Unfortunately, it may be a while until we see these again. While I was working the yarn for my Sheep Yoke cardigan (for Baby FPK to come home in) finally arrived. Here's a picture of the ever-so-gender-neutral colors in case you have forgotten:
** For those of you wondering about the large circular needle, I started using magic loop in the past couple months and am actually thoroughly enjoying the technique. Just goes to show everything is worth a try.