More Sock Research
I have realised that I don't like it very much when I don't have several projects on the go - or at least to think about, so although I have just started a couple of things, I'm also wanting to get some more socks going. With that in mind, I've been doing some more sock research.
I have found a really nice and simple looking Sock pattern, which I think might be a good one to do next, or perhaps the one at Sock 101. My Secret Pal sent me a wonderful book with heaps of pretty sock patterns in it, but all the ones I really like are for more experienced sock knitters, so I think I need to find my feet (sorry couldn't help that one) a bit first.
I also had a look at Sock Knitters and found lots of useful resources and more free patterns. And then I had a look at lots of sites which help you calculate how many stitches to cast on and how many to use for the heel etc. These included one at Socks 101, the famous one by Elizabeth Bennett, and a useful conversion chart so I can see how long a UK size 3 foot, for example, is in inches and centimeters.
Finally, I found either cute sock blockers or budget ones...
Now all I have to do is choose some yarn!