I pulled out my green handspun again and I'm much happier with the socks this time. The first time I started knitting with this yarn, I used the Harris Tweed stitch pattern and needles that were slightly too small for the yarn. This time, I'm using a simple pattern of purl bumps, regularly spaced over the sock and I went up 0.25mm in needle size - its amazing how much better the sock feels in the slightly larger needle. (I think I'm using US 3's on these, but I can't remember and the sock is upstairs.) These socks will be thick and cozy, probably to be worn as slipper socks. I'm making the legs fairly tall and they are wider than I normally make socks, so they should be slouchy and comfortable. I'm ready for the Fall to come, tired of the heat and humidity. Everything looks tired, the trees, the grass, even the sky. Its kind of a faded blue lately, like its too much trouble in the heat to get to a definite blue color. I love the sky in Autumn. I love the way the blue is bright and strong, the air starts to feel cool, the leaves turn all the wonderful colors of the season, and its wonderful to be outside. I know that's coming soon and as a knitter, I'm thinking of wool: pullovers, cardigans, socks, wraps. All of the soft, snuggly things that smell vaguely of sheep that we get to wrap around ourselves as the weather gets colder and the days get shorter.