It's time to go back-to-basics with my approach to knitting socks..maybe. I have more sock yarn than I will ever be able to use, and even less time to knit than I had a few weeks ago--started a new job which I am thankful to have. Sock ADD makes me want to browse the patterns, start knitting a sock, then abandon it a few days later, moving onto something else. After my sock yarn re-organizing last weekend, I hope to be better focused when I do find some time to knit. Here's my problem: I currently find myself with 0 pairs of socks to wear. I have a few singles, but no pairs. I examined the socks that bit the dust and found that my soles were worn thin and eventually wore through. I need to knit the socks tighter on DPNs or switch to a different technique. I hear "knit two at a time" often from fellow knitters, but DPNs seem to work for me right now--maybe the socks on two circs method could work out as well.
Side note: I did try to rip one of my socks-Monkey made out of Trekking XXL, by far the longest-lasting socks I had. Those socks took a lot of abuse. Back to the story: I cut the yarn and tried to rip back all the way past the worn-thru part so I could re-knit it using the leftover yarn I had. Bad idea. A lot of the sole was felted from washings/wear and the sock would not rip out without major cutting. I gave up and gifted it to the trash can.
I got some new yarn last week: Lorna's Laces Solemate, which is the sock yarn made with Outlast fiber in it--it regulates the temperature of the sock based on your own body temperature. How cool is that! I got 2 skeins--Navy Pier (in honor of my great weekend in Chicago last month--and Amy's Vintage Office. So excited to use this yarn--possibly this week--and will post pics/review. Meanwhile, here is a photo of the yarn: