So the other day I was taking the bus to work and musing idly about the amount of sock yarn I own. Some of it is destined to become light, (comparatively) floaty cardigans, but the rest is just hanging out. I should get someone to show me how to knit socks, I thought, with no great conviction.
Then I got to work and found this link from CRAFT zine sitting in my email inbox. It's a pdf of very basic top-down sock instructions. My idle musing was answered.
So I bought a set of Hiya Hiya bamboo sock needles from Three Bags Full, and now I'm ready to go. First up: the skein of Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio Sock that my sister mailed me for Christmas.
I started to make a Milkweed shawl out of it, but I realized pretty early on that the variegated colourway was a little wild for me (I loved the shawl pattern though -- it's really fun to knit!). So instead, I'm going to make LeDroit Park socks.