Turns out there is another meaning to it - a campaign to help the homeless and less fortunate. I went to Walmart and bought a couple dozen socks and dropped them off to our local shelter and felt much better about knitting nice socks for my friends and family. Being all fired up to knit a pair a day until my stash is gone and my new project arrives, I got busy winding. Last year, before Christmas, I got caught in the crosshairs of the Canadian postal strike - http://knitwords.blogspot.com/2018/11/goin-postal.html - ended up double ordering and by the time I finally got the Canadian order, I was socked out and just put it away. You know, out of sight, out of mind. The other day, I got it out and just started in on knitting without really evaluating the situation. After knitting the third pair of rather plain (for me) socks, it dawned on me, I think I had a plan when I ordered this stuff. Looked in my photo file and yeah, I did have a strategy. Not that I forgot about those awesome boots, but they were the inspiration behind this order. I wanted some red socks to wear with these boots – I had bought them a half size up from my other JFs https://knitwords.blogspot.com/2017/12/sox-talk.html which were a little on the snug side but these red ones are a bit on the large size and, I thought I needed a longer cuff because the boots are higher. Anyway, it's really hard to find cool sock yarn to go with red boots. These are pretty boring except for those Kroy ones!
I ordered the Patons Kroy for a reason – it’s a little heavier than most of the
other sock yarns. Lana Grossa, Regia, Paintbox, etc. are 390 to 420 m to 100g
which translates to 3.9 to 4.2 m per 1 g. Patons Kroy is 152 m to 50g which is
3 m to 1g. Never actually figured this out until now, I just knew from using it
in the past for myself that the Patons socks were thicker when made the same as
the other yarns - makes a difference when wearing other boots or shoes.
what you’re thinking, oh gosh, she’s going to go on and on about socks again! I’ll
shut up now and just knit…