As soon as I finish a pair of socks, I cast on another pair. I'm not superstitious, but I hear it's bad luck to leave your sock needles empty for very long. This pair was started on November 1st and they are for John.
Mountain Colors Bearfoot
60% Superwash Wool, 25% Mohair, 15% Nylon
Red Tail Hawk
It took a few times of casting on before I found the right combination of needles and stitches. This yarn is a slightly heavier weight than I've used for John before, so I was hopeful I could get away with larger needles and fewer stitches. I did, but not by much. I'm using US 1.5 (2.5 mm) and 68 stitches. This is still more stitches than I use for socks I knit for myself.
I decided a plain stockinette pair would work best. Not only is the knitting mindless and speedy, but the stitch doesn't use up a lot of yarn. I have one skein which is 350 yards and I don't want to run out.
I bought this yarn at Black Sheep Wool Co. in Salt Lake City. John was with me and helped pick out the color. At the time, I didn't know I would be using it for him, but when I was going through the sock yarn stash it became evident this yarn had his name written all over it.
I knew he would love it!