Instead of starting some mittens or another Turn-a-Square hat, I started another pair of socks.
I have had this yarn in my sock stash for a few years. I see it’s now discontinued, so I’ve probably had it four or five years. Its time is right! I’m using my usual men’s formula, cast on 72 stitches on 2.25 mm needles, rib 1×1 for 2 inches, then 7×1 ribbing for the leg.
I pulled the yarn out from the center a little bit and saw a point where I could probably get the socks to be identical twins. So I cut off a few yards from one ball to get it to match the other and away I went. In an instance of sock-knitting serendipity, my gauge and cast on number makes the grey-ticked section between the colours of the yarn be one complete round of knitting, so a perfect stripe. It will get all messed up when doing the heel flap and turning, but the leg and hopefully the foot will be this way.
These are the Fortissima socks I’d started a while ago. The yarn is a graduated raggy blend, so no defining point to try to match them up. Although in looking at that photo, it seems the sock on the left is upside down in the colour progression compared to the right …
The weather this weekend has been hit and miss; showers, then sun. Then hard pelting rain, then wind and black clouds. We’ve popped out when the sun has been out but it’s been very unsettled.