Well, I've been inspired by Plant June's crocheted socks.
I've been thinking of doing socks for a while, and was really curious about how it would work with this stretch yarn. After reading the post about them, I decided to give it a go. I found some stretch sock yarn on sale and picked up what should be more than enough yarn to do 2 pairs of crochets socks, with some left over. In knitting, one ball should be enough, but crochet takes about 1/3rd more yarn, so this should work out.
I won't be making them until I finish my place mats, though. I've finished 4 in the red acrylic - I'll post more on those later - and have picked up a lovely cotton yarn in Tavern Green for another set. Once those are done, I'll start on the socks.
A closer look at the stretch yarn. I'd have preferred a solid colour, but I can go for this organic looking mix.
Which leads me to something I've been wondering. Why is sock yarn so frequently in those garishly bright colours? I don't mind some colour variations, but they're so... busy. It's either that or colours like black and navy. There doesn't seem to be much choice in between.
Meanwhile, I've set up a work station on the other side of out desk. Which means I can start unpacking and setting up my other craft supplies. I'm looking forward to doing some papercutting in the near future, and getting some use out of that embroidery frame I picked up shortly before the move. :-D