After finishing the ginormous cowl, I couldn't decide what to start next. I've seen a lot of blog posts lately of people knitting the Leyburn Socks with Socks that Rock yarn. Carrie knitted a pair and posted a group photo from others knitting Leyburns. Pam, Cristi, and Zonda are all knitting (or have finished) these too. There is a huge group of people on Ravelry doing a knit along with this pattern and yarn. I have a lot of STR yarn stashed, so I decided to join in.
The pattern is fast and is really working well with the variegated colors in the yarn. I really like how the socks are knitting up. It isn't a color I picked out, it is actually something from a club I belonged to and something I never really had any intentions of knitting. I didn't really think I'd like the colors. But I was wrong, the colors look nicer knitted up than I anticipated.
I've also decided to pull out a project that hasn't touched in a long time. I started this blanket back in 1997 and didn't knit a single stitch on it in 2008. I have several projects in similar states and they always seem to be this dark cloud looming around my knitting and my stash. They sit there making me feel guilty when I want to start a new project.
So the goal is to finish these projects or frog them and be done with it. Either way, I'm looking forward to having a guilt free fiber experience. I decided to start with this blanket for a couple of reasons. It was easy to decided that yes, I still want the blanket and it's cold out now. So having a pile of knitting in my lap is actually kind of nice. I can't think of anything I'd want to do with these colors. I don't think I'd really wear a sweater this bright.
So I'm going to knit a bit on this every week until its complete and then pick up another lost project. I'll keep working on new projects while I work through the back log too; hopefully that will keep me going.