Last night I finished my latest pair of socks. They are soft and warm, and give my feet the happy feeling.
The yarn is Poems Socks from Universal Yarn, 75% superwash wool, 25% nylon, color 958. Size 0 needles, 9.5 sts/inch. Nothing fancy, just a simple K2P2 rib.
Under normal circumstances, I wouldn't have finished them for another week or two. But last week, I came down with a bit of a cold, and spent most of Thursday taking it easy — among other things (such as napping), sitting in my chair and watching some shows off the DVR and, of course, knitting.
One technique I've used on the last few pairs of socks I've made is to start off with the German Twisted Cast On, which is a bit more stretchy than the basic long-tail cast on that my mom taught me.
Tonight I will swatch for the sweater shown at the end of this post.