It's been such a long time since I knit just a good old plain vanilla sock. It's also been a long time since I knit with yarn that had more than one color in it. So, the beginning of May seemed like a perfect time to cast on some socks. I think I'm gradually becoming a toe-up sock knitter; I've been enjoying it so much more than I thought I would when I first cast on a toe-up sock. I feel as if it is easier to adapt things, like the heel and what stitch pattern I want to use. After taking this photo yesterday, I have since knit the foot and turned the heel. I had forgotten how quickly plain stockinette stitch knits up.
This week, I've also started reading The Kitchen House. This story is so gripping. It shows so much about human nature. Yes, it is about the relationships between whites and blacks during the pre-Civil War era, but it's about so much more than that. I'm only about halfway through, but I've been reading only this book since I started, and usually I switch back and forth between books, like I do knitting projects.
What about you? Are you a monogamist or a polygamist when it comes to books and knitting?