Socktoberfest is a good time to so some sock-planning.
At work, I while away those idle moments staring at an excel spreadsheet of Future Socks. (Well, those moments when I am not reading about other people's knitting on the web!)
On the needles:
1940's grey socks - vintage pattern, vintage wool, 75% complete - yay!
Almost on the needles:
1940's boy socks - vintage pattern, pure wool from the spinner on the Isle of Harris, so as "plain" and uncommercial as I could find. Lovely wool but grey as grey can be - sigh!
In the stash:
Regia Bamboo, colour Papillon - for ?Friday Harbour from "Knitting on the Road" for my mum's Christmas
Opal Feelings, colour Rainbow - for Jaywalkers (again!) for me
Socks That Rock, medium, colour Lucy - mmmm! Love it! Possibly "Here be Dragons" but not c0nvinced.
Fyberspates, colour Seascape - half a plan for the P-word socks for a friend, or maybe this will go to my Hot Socks pal if she likes blues / greens as I know she is unlikely to have seen Fyberspates yarn before and I like it a lot.
On its way to me:
Rowan Cork, colour Pillar Box Red - for the Log Cabin Socks from "Handknit Holidays"
Friday Harbour from "Knitting on the Road" - would like to try Mountain Colors Weavers Wool Quarters - but can't buy it in this country... a rich dark purple or blue I think
Whitby from "Knitting on the Road" - would like to try Louet Gems Merino for these - again can't find it this side of the Atlantic. Cherry Red appeals!
Traveller's Stockings from "Knitting on the Road" - would like to use Koigu for this but Get Knitted only stock "busy" colours, and I think it should be plainer, semi-solid
Boyfriend Socks - for my First Love, I think he would appreciate some Austermann Step for his tired old legs (ha ha ha - this is the man who walks at least 5 miles a day at golf!) and I have earmarked a turquoise / grey mix at Ebay.
The over-the-knee socks from "Handknit Holidays" - for my daughter - phew! A long knit, not for now! I need some instant gratification after the 1940's marathon! Not sure what yarn to use. Maybe Regia Silk Shine in dark red... she would like that!
I would love to try (but can't buy in the UK!):
Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop - ooh yes! Any colour, it just looks so tactile!
Socks That Rock - any weight, any colour, I'm not proud! I have one skein and I want MORE!
Posh Yarns, cashmere / merino
Blue Skies, Alpaca/ Silk - maybe this is more for gloves than socks, but I imagine some soft ballet pink fluffy socklets with a picot edge for post-Pilates chilldown... mmm....
Yarn Pirate - saw this on someone's blog recently and it was yummy! Blues and browns...
So, the Wish List just keeps growing!