Still feeling contrary about baby knitting I dug around for a bag in a bigger knitting bag (Am I the only one who does this? Nests (potential) projects within projects?) I pulled a lovely ball of yarn and said, "Socks! Good old fashioned stockinette socks!"
In two evenings (where no gym was involved and an excellent episode of Case Histories) I managed to get about 62 rows in. I'm ready for the heel flap.
But I've stopped. I've picked up the second short row section of the Twinleaf wrap.
I think it's a good place to stop and mix up the project knitting, but honestly I think I'm not that in love with the way this yarn or more specifically this colorway is knitting up. I like it. I just don't love it. I think it is browner than I was expecting. I was thinking it would be more lavender/gray, I suppose. Also this little bits of dye that gently pattern the stripes -- I think I'd prefer it without or have it mottled all the way through. I dunno. But looking at the ball and looking at the "stripes" my expectations have been ... surprised.
Here is a close-up of the yarn and colorway on the Simply Socks website. It is Trekking XXL.
Here is a photo of the ball of yarn next to it knit up. Everything feels more ... muted. It's a bit like July in San Francisco. Even the fireworks come with fog.
Anyhow, I am sure I'll be ready to return to them after another section of Twinleaf.
I'm working 60 sts on US 1.5s. I think you could go down to US1s, but I think that US 1.5 are my favorite size to knit socks with.
After this pair, I have my first pair of socks on magic loop that I need to get back to and maybe then ... I'll be ready for another baby knit.
Hope you are all well and getting some happy in, whatever form that may be ... but may I recommend some knitting? ;)