The latest yarn delivery from my 2009 Personal Sock Club arrived today.
It's Araucania Ranco Solid in variegated tones of rich brick red. Such a robust, solid yarn deserves an honest, traditional pattern, so I've decided to make Nancy Bush's Country Socks from her 1994 book 'Folk Socks' - but without the contrast toes, heels and bands.
So... more Nancy Bush, more red socks, more traditional patterns. I'm describing this as developing a sock knitting style, rather than as being stuck in a rut. With most of my crafting activities over the years I've taken my pleasure from tweaking details and ringing the changes of a particular theme, rather than from being boldly innovative - what I've previously described as 'colouring inside the lines'.
So, another pair of red socks and another Nancy Bush pattern allows me to explore a theme with variations.