As next week is the Selfish Single Skein cast on date (details here) I have been pondering my selfishness with great relish and delight. I have a regular segment now dedicated to the love of imaginary knitting so I of course have been pondering skein and pattern options like a pro. I'm starting to see lots of excited chatter in the thread and some seriously delightful skeins appearing (I'm starting to feel that A Playful Day should come with an enabling warning).
Here's where I'm at so far:
Simple socks in sportweight yarn courtesy of the very talented Berry Colorful Yarnings. I love the look of this Lara Neel pattern 'Fork in the Road' for Self Striping Yarns. She said the magic words "self-striping yarn and my favorite afterthought heel" and "unusually-shaped sock, worked in the most common top-down order of things". It reminds me that I really, really need to put her book 'Sock Architecture' on my Christmas wishlist.
TinCanKnits very sweetly dropped their newsletter into my inbox this week and had me craving hats thanks to their hat marathon. I have this stunning skein of Julie Asselin's Leizu DK, a delicious 90% Merino and 10% Silk that screams slight slouch and comfort to me. I am a hat person and I always need more hats!
And then there's handspun..... always handspun...
This might be trickier than I thought. What are you planning to cast on for the #sssalong? See you on the 21st November when I'll be announcing a few prizes and surprises too so don't forget to play along via social media as well as join us on the thread.