That is the question.
I've finished the minisweater, and my daughter likes it, but now I can't decide on my next project. I want to challenge myself with a sweater, but I can't decide on a pattern. I've thought about knitting a sweater with set in sleeves, a collar and perhaps cables. The problem is, if it doesn't turn out well, I'll be very disappointed. I've realized I've been playing it very safe and it's time to branch out. I've been surfing knit blogs, looking for the perfect project, as well as my notebook, which is full of patterns and nothing is saying KNIT ME.
So instead of making a decision, I've cast on socks. I've wanted to knit socks, socks, socks for a while, but the small needles have put me off. Since it's Socktoberfest, all of the knit blogs are full of pretty and comfortable looking handmade socks, out of very luscious looking yarn. At the knit out on Saturday, many of the ladies in our group were knitting socks as well. I've knit one test pair about a month into my knitting foray. They were knit with size 10, yes size 10 DPN's and woolease. Lets just say they are very thick and heavy, but they look like socks. So now I've decided to dive in with real sock yarn and teeny tiny needles, size 2 I think, and become a true sock knitter. Wish me luck. I plan to use the 2 circ method and knit ankle socks, those are the only kind I wear.