I knit socks. I like that they are portable and relatively quick to knit, generally take only one skein of yarn, and finish with a lovely little luxury (gift for me or for others). At this point I’ve gifted more pairs than I’ve kept. I used one as a prize in a fundraising effort (worked wonders – I’d tried for a week to get people to donate, and as soon as I guaranteed a small sample jar of jam and a chance to win some handmade socks, I raised over $200).
I haven’t decided what to do with this particular pair. I may set them aside as a possible gift later in the year, or I may use them in another fundraiser. It’s early summer warm here now, so it’s hard to imagine keeping them for myself, but I do love the shade of blue. Knit with a shade of blue that reminds me of my honeymoon, my Cadence socks, a free pattern from verybusymonkey on Ravelry, may just have to be a souvenir for remember the Maui blue sea on drizzly, grey Fall and Winter days.