A couple of days ago while I was catching up on some blogs, (since I haven't had the chance to read them much since before Christmas), I came across a post about socks on Susan's blog. Now I am always an admirer of Susan's socks, but this time one pair in particular stood out to me: her Watermelon Socks. I went and looked up the yarn details right away but soon remembered that I am currently attempting not to buy much yarn till I work through more of my stash. And at that sad moment, while I was lamenting the fact that I would not be able to have my own pair of watermelon socks, I remembered a few years ago Knit Picks did a watermelon inspired colourway in Felici Sport called Picnic, and I just happened to still have three balls in my stash! I went and dug 2 of them out of the bin and immediately cast on for my own slightly different, but still watermelon-ish pair of socks.
I'm enjoying each and every stitch; they are making me so happy! The colours flow into each other perfectly and the tones remind me of spring/early summer. I don't have very many pairs of sport-weight socks, so these will be a welcomed addition to my sock drawer. The slightly thicker yarn and bigger needles makes them knit up so fast. I'm now planning a couple more pairs using some of the other sport-weight sock yarn that I found in my stash. Clearly I need to go stash diving more often.
I hope you are having a great weekend!
P.S. I do have to say that Susan's Rainbow and Cloud socks also caught my eye...they're stunning! But I'm trying my best to resist buying that yarn though... I better go check if I have any rainbow-ish yarn in the stash first.