I haven't (until this week) really posted the progress I've been making on socks lately. As I have said, socks are my travel and waiting knitting - that's why I make plain vanilla socks with afterthought heels - simple straight forward stockinette tubes with a toe. I don't have to concentrate, I can knit away while cheering on my kid during basketball or baseball games, or hold a conversation while driving to work with my boss or to the cottage with my family. No fear of mismatched heel placement, or dropped stitches during a heel turn, or missed wraps in a short row heel. Plus, I don't have to determine the recipient of the socks until I put in the heels, which only takes a couple of hours at most. It's a real win-win for me.
I have a bag near my knitting chair that I toss the finished pairs in, and I thought I'd dig through to see what I've got.
these are the finished pairs, (plus there was the green alpaca pair that was just finished and gifted to a friend/co-worker.)
The Noro ones on the left are for my nephew, the red and black are still unknown, the grey sea silk ones may be for my MIL for Mother's Day, the brown, black and cream stretch cotton ones are still unknown, and the green, blue and black will be for my son's teacher and coach. I will mark off the different tournaments and games I knitted through - I think he will get a kick out of that.
I'm getting into prime knitting season for socks as well - summer weekend drives to the cottage are coming up fast! Plus, I often knit socks at the cottage - small, easy projects to have on hand when gathering for cocktails, or it's just too hot to have a lap full of wool. I'm hoping to have quite the stash of socks by the fall!