I finally finished all my 2008 socks! So, of course I started a new pair of socks. Introducing the first pair of socks for 2009 (although right now, it's not a pair, it's just a partial sock - work with me here).
I still haven't unpacked my ball winder and swift, so I grabbed a ball of Trekking XXL yarn - it comes packaged in a pull skein, so I didn't have to hand wind it. It's color number 133 and I'm pretty sure I got the yarn from The Loopy Ewe - they have it in stock right now anyway. I looked around at sock patterns for a bit, turned through a few of my sock books, and then I decided to just use the stitch pattern from the Blueberry Waffle socks. The stitch pattern is a four stitch repeat, so I just plugged it into my generic sock and I was off. This is probably my fourth or fifth pair of waffle socks, but this is the first pair I've knit with fingering weight yarn. The others have been from handspun which was more of a sportweight or DK weight. This stitch pattern is a bit like knitting comfort food for me - when my brain is tired and I just want something easy, I turn to this sock pattern. I needed a sock with no cable crossings, no chart and no thinking, and as you can see, it's moving along nicely.