My blogging friend Jo crocheted a blanket last year. It's a beautiful thing (see it here): she calls it her mood blanket; and it's a clever record of how she felt in 2015, with the colour of each square chosen to match her spirits each day. I thought of Jo as I cast on a new pair of socks last week (let's be honest, I cast on a new pair of socks almost every week). These socks are plain black
|knitted on 2.5mm circular needle, with Regia Extra Twist Merino from Janette's Rare Yarns|
and they did indeed echo my temper on the day I waved Uncle Dave off to the States after Christmas at home. Black, they are, fine knit, formal, back to work socks: difficult to work on in the early morning or late evening, if I have time for a row or two. January socks, then. Definitely January socks.
Way back months ago I had an idea that in 2106 I would knit a different patterned pair each month - in the spirit of Jo's mood blanket - and although I had imagined something a little more ingeniously linked ( a tartan pair for Hogmanay, maybe?), I guess I'll have to make do with these to represent the start of the year. Way back when I had even started gathering ideas on my socks Pinterest board
How about a pair with a heart motif for February? I'm not sure if those will happen, because I know perfectly well that I have promised a pair to a friend who has been waiting long enough. But maybe they could work for February? They'll be sent with love, after all. Pictures soon! February is almost here