I always like to have an "on the go" project that I can keep in my purse for those moments in the day where I have some downtime. These socks were my summer purse project, and then went on some pretty epic adventures with me!
First, I knit a few rows between sets when I went to see Garbage and Blondie in July.
Then they were my travel project when I went to Rome for 10 days in August. We also took a mini side trip to Florence for one day while we were there as well, and I knit on the train there and back.
The yarn is a Knit Picks Bare Stroll Fingering Sock Blank. This is from when I first started dyeing yarn, and it was my first experiment with a sock blank. They are not my favorite as far as the colors go, but they are warm and squishy so I do enjoy wearing them. I used Susan Glinert's Fleegle's Toe Up Socks pattern because I like the way the Fleegle Heel fits my foot and it is SUPER simple to knit. If you haven't tried this pattern, I highly recommend it I knit my socks two-at-a-time magic loop style because I have serious Second Sock Syndrome and this ensures that I actually end up with a pair of socks!!
Linke to My Ravelry Project Page: Vanilla Socks / Stroll Sock Blank