When Windsor Button had their liquidation sale a few years ago, I bought two skeins of Plymouth Happy Feet in the Reds colorway. My intention was to use that as the accent color in what would become my Lipstick Traces socks. Either I overestimated the amount of yarn I needed or I figured I’d stock up — since the yarns were at that point 40% off — and when I finally finished those socks, I found myself with enough yarn for another pair.
Since I had three-quarters of a skein on me and a size 0 needle, why not just cast on as soon as I bound off the previous pair? Why not, indeed. I’m knitting these from Knitty’s Vog On pattern. I started these on Monday night and already I’m almost up to the heel.
Fun fact: Vog On was the first pair of socks I knit for myself. I’d made several pairs of socks for Gentleman Caller, but since I wore a lot of skirts I didn’t see the point of making socks I could wear. Now that I’m wearing a lot of pants, knitting myself some nice pairs of socks has become a priority for me. Plus, they’re portable and easy (ish) to knit while sitting in meetings or doctor’s appointments.