I decided not to embark on a long discussion about "The Queue", and how some yarn had been languishing in "The Queue" for over 36 months. Instead I brightly said, "It's next on my needles, darling! How did you guess?"
While I was waiting to be collected and taken to the Show on the weekend, I decided I better cast on before he called my bluff!
I wanted a simple pattern to show of the subtle coulours, but nothing so plain that it would turn my mind to goo! Eventually I found Maple Sugar Socks. I elected to delete the maple leaf band at the top, instead working the leg in garter stitch rib.
Verdict: I love the outcome!
It's nice to be working in the round again, and I am flying through the first sock! I hope to have them completed by the end of the week, which, for those of you who are familiar with my sock knitting (think back to Socktoberfest!), it quite the accomplishment for me!
The wool is actually classified as a "mis-dye", I think it was the test run on a new colourway? The one now in stock with this title is much richer in hue, more like a Cherry Ripe. I love both versions, but the one I have is just so sweet and soft - subtle pale pinks, olive green, red-browns - these socks are destined to become favourites!