I just finished up this pair of socks for Maddie using Trekking in color 48 -- her favorite color is blue. These are just knit using my generic sock pattern that is a combination of my sock formula in my head aided by the Yankee Knitter Designs sock pattern which I bought years ago. It's nice because it gives you a starting point for any size socks knit with almost any weight of yarn. A handy reference to keep in the sock knitting basket!
But before I even Kitchenered the toe on Maddie's socks I got the itch to start a new project and after surfing around Ravelry a bit, I stumbled upon the Noro Striped Scarf which I've been wanting to make for a while. Since I'm trying to knit from the stash, I am using the only 2 colors of Noro Silk garden that I had on hand. I'm still not sure about how they are working together, but I'm enjoying the actual knitting -- so who cares?
And I always like to have a pair of socks on the needles -- plus we have a long car trip coming up -- so I have a decision to make. First up is Regia in my favorite colors -- orange & brown -- colorway 5757. I love knitting with and wearing Regia socks, so it's probably the leading contender. Next is STR Mediumweight in color Crazy Lace Agate. I knit up a little swatch of this and it is so pretty! Plus the gauge was right on -- 7.5 st/in. I kind of want to do something a little special with this yarn and it is a little more difficult to knit with since it's not a stretchy as most sock yarns. Not the ideal car knitting, I think -- but so pretty! Finally there is Opal in colorway 1073 -- mostly grey with a bit of yellow and purple. I've never actually knit a pair of socks with Opal, believe it or not. It feels soft and fluffy, and the colors are more spring-y (as opposed to the autumn-ish Regia). Hmmmm. . .