I am a knitter who knits all year long, though I must admit that it is more difficult for me to find the "appropriate" time to knit during the summer. The warmer weather makes it a little harder for me to knit as much as I'd like.
I like to do smaller projects during the summertime to combat the warmer weather, and my affinity for knitting with wool. Socks are the perfect project for summer for me, but I had lost my desire to knit socks, possibly because I just couldn't reconcile how beautiful the multicolored yarns looked in skeins with how they knit up into socks. I'm not a big fan of flashing or yarn pooling, which seemed to happen a lot for me with variegated yarns I had previously purchased and knit.
But I found some great needles - some 9" circular needles to just simply knit in the round for the leg and foot of the sock (the biggest portions). This makes knitting vanilla socks even more simple than my preferred method for knitting socks - magic loop....
I do however, still knit the heel and toe on magic loop needles.
To recover my sock mojo, I started by knitting my Nana a pair of socks for winter. She loved them! I knit her plain vanilla socks, and since then am on my third pair this year. This is about a pair every other month, which is pretty good for me with our busy schedule, and way better than not knitting socks at all.
Here's the current pair on my needles:
Yarn - Into the Whirled (75% merino wool/25% nylon) - LOVE this base.
Color way - Abercrombie
Needles - US #1 (2.25 mm) for the leg and foot, US #0 for the heel and toe.
Here's hoping you enjoy the week ahead, and that the weather allows for some knitting time in the outdoors!