So I climbed back out of the stash bins and climbed into the book bins (yes, bins for books too ... I'm a yarn and book stasher). I found this book and promptly started trying to visualize black and fuschia socks, maybe a fair isle pattern.
I'd forgotten I had this book, and found all kinds of things I'd like to try ... but just wasn't in the black and fuschia frame of mind. Or the fair isle frame of mind.
So, back into the yarn bins. Way way WAY down into the yarn bins! And lo and behold, I found two untouched balls of Knit Picks Dancing! Enough to make an entire pair of socks.
I have no idea when or where I got this yarn, but no matter! It's 41% cotton, 39% wool, 13% nylon, and 7% elastic. Hmm. I'm not sure what THAT will feel like on my feet, but what the heck. The colours are kind of late summery, and I can picture those kinds of colours on my feet.
So on my way to work this morning (a couple of minutes waiting at the bus stop plus a 20 minute bus ride), I cast on the first sock and started knitting.
I knitted a bit more while at Book Club tonight, but the discussion got interesting, and I didn't get very far. (We were discussing Kit's Law by Donna Morrissey.)
Anyway, the summer sock dilemna is solved for the moment. I'd still like to knit those lace socks, and I just happen to recall seeing some brilliant sunshine yellow sock wool in one of our local yarn shops. Hmmm ...