The English Bay socks officially came off the needles around 9pm last night. I love them so much I didn’t even want to risk washing them in case they weren’t dry by morning. Check out what made going to work today worth it (well almost).

English Bay EB Closeup

I have to admit I am not typically a fan of mis-matched pooling when it comes to my varigated socks, they don’t have to be identical but similar is preferable. In this case I really don’t care that these don’t match. I love the way the yarn knit up, the way the colors looked and the pattern was just what this yarn needed. I can’t wait to knit with the other Sweet Georgia yarn I have in my stash.

After finishing the EB socks I went back and forth on what I should do next. I got all that STR but until I get some good sunshine to take photos of the skeins I don’t want to use them. Then I looked at the Socktopia themes for February but none of them screamed “Knit me NOW!”.

The idea of not knowing what to knit next when my stash is at an all time high was worrying. Was this what my knitting life would be like from now on? So much yarn I couldn’t figure out where to begin? The idea began to stress me out.

Then I remembered something; the sock design challenge. Something I signed up for a while back but haven’t made any progress on. Then I remembered something else.

Happy Stripe

It’s bright. Oh so very bright. This is Lornas Laces Shepherd Sock in Happy Stripe, got it last fall in a great sale of grab bags (worked out to be about $10 for two skeins). My first reaction to this color was “Sheesh I don’t think I can make socks that color” but then I started imagining a color stranded sock.

We shall see how it goes. It could be bad.