Kathi wants to know - and I can actually hear her evil cackling as she asks this - what socks I plan to knit next?
I want to know too. I keep seeing very attractive patterns for socks but having worked my way through one skein of the yarn I plan to use next, I know they won't work with such an assertive stripe. Probably the I'll do more of the same, fine-tuning the number of stitches so they're a bit thicker with more give in the ribbing. I'd like to try a different heel that lends itself more easily to mending later on too. The heel will be pink, I can tell you that - and the toes - because, naturally, I treated myself to the matching-yet-contrasting solid.
Which leaves the following burning questions for any sock knitters inclined to help me out:
Is it easier to achieve a stretchy cuff when you're casting on there, or casting off? I am guessing casting on, assuming a second needle that's three sizes bigger than the one you plan to knit with is held alongside the first throughout the process.
Is there any toe as cute as a toe-up toe?
How do you do an afterthought heel? (wait, Kathi's already answered that and sent me instructions, only they arrived right before The Very Bad Day, and I think I have mislaid them.)
Can you go toe up and top down and meet in the middle for the best of both worlds?
Is there an effective way to eat chocolate and knit socks at the same time? By way of Tootsie Rolls, perhaps?