This is a post from my personal blog, but since it has sock content, I thought I would share here as well. Check out Yarni if you haven't already. It is well worth it!!
I love a good sock yarn. In fact, I might like sock yarn above all others. Cotton, wool, sea cell, It makes no difference. I think that I like knowing that within that one skein that I am holding in my hand is a finished item. ONE SKEIN! And even when suffering from second sock syndrome I know that it really won't be long before that FO emerges. Now I'm not saying I'm Michelangelo, but it really is like the Captive Slaves (Unfinished Bound Slaves).
You have this mass of... well, whatever, in this case, marble, in my case, yarn. And you work and work and soon, something is emerging. It is a wonderful feeling of accomplishment. And my Second Sock Syndrome is much like this sculpture. Unfinished, yet still beautiful.
And what does all of this have to do with my love of sock yarn and where am I going with it. Well, besides flexing my Art History Major muscles, I wanted to tell you about Yarni. I bought this the day it arrived at the Yarnery. It is hand-dyed by V and is soft, and pretty and it has been sitting in my basket begging to be worked for too long. But I just couldn't. I needed to have something good. I couldn't just work this into a plane-jane sock, oh, no, not me. Even though, until VERY recently, all I did was plain-jane socks. So I pulled out the big guns (which would be Cookie A. patterns from Knitty.com) And I decided on Monkey. I know this seems like a very simple pattern, and so far, so good. But it is my first attempted at anything but stockinette and rib so I'm looking forward to it.And as I'm taking the pictures, I swear I can hear the Yarni whispering... "thank you, thank you for bringing me out of that basket. I knew you loved me." And I do.