Despite the fact that I've completed my four pairs of socks this year, there are several things that have me itching to cast on another pair. Let's start with the cooler temps (duh). Somehow, hand knit socks just keep your feet warmer. Maybe it's the love knit into every stitch? Perhaps. This month is also Socktober. Oh, you've never heard about Socktober? Kind of like Blogtober, it's a month of sock celebration! And finally, I found a skein of sport weight yarn in some really exciting fall colors that has been lingering in the back of my stash closet for some time.
I purchased this skein back in 2009 around the same time I started knitting. I was more of an impulse buyer then, picking up skeins that just sort of caught my fancy but never with any real purpose. It was also mislabled as a 1150 yard skein of fingering weight. I think you can tell that it's not but of course, being the novice knitter I was, I read the label, had an "ooh, pretty!" moment, and made my purchase.
The company is Honeypot Yarns and I really can't find much information on them. From what I've seen on Ravelry, I believe this is their sport weight Washable Wool (250 yard skeins). I've never heard of this dyer (before or since) and am interested to see if anyone else has.
I really love the orange and purple tones together. Something about this color variation makes me think of falling leaves and autumn sunsets. I can't wait to cast on but I'm so close to finishing my Audrey in Unst that I'm going to plow away on that first. Wish me luck!