I'm making socks.
Most of you are thinking..."what's the big deal!", but this will be my first foray into socks (finally, I know). I am in a Yahoo! group, one of too many, and there is a learn-to-knit-socks type of KAL that started this weekend. You get one step every week so that you have plenty of time to ask questions if you get stuck. I like that set-up and I've cast on with some Galway in a weird melon color I can't seem to find anything else to do with.
I have to say that I am not at all intimidated by socks. And I love knitting with dpns. (Magic loop will have to wait, lets try one new thing at a time here!) There is really no reason I haven't knit them before except that I just haven't knit them before. The KAL wants us to use worsted weight yarn so I'm assuming we'll be making boot socks. That's fine because I have tons of worsted weight yarn in my stash that needs to get used up. My only issue is that I am a jump right in type of person with, as you know, limited knitting time. It would be nice to make some Monkeys, or Jaywalkers, or some of these lovely socks designed by my friend Shortly, no? OK, ok, one thing at a time.
So far, so good. Look like mittens to me!