In trying to get through my somewhat substantial sock yarn stash, I aim to have socks on the needles at all times, even if they are plain vanilla socks. These lovelies are made in Lorna's Laces in denim stripes - bought at Purl Soho on my first wondrous visit to NYC many years ago.
More plain knitting: the ubiquitous Colour Affection in Wollmeise purples and blues. Lots and lots of garter stitch makes for great mindless knitting - of which I need a lot, just to soothe my brain after another day down the coal mine. (No, I don't literally work in a coal mine, but I'm sure you know the feeling.) It's wide and drapey and perfect for wrapping around the shoulders or neck, dressed up or dressed down. I love it.
And some real utilitarian knitting: a watch cap for those outdoor workouts when it's cold and dark during this cold and frosty winter.
I spot a penchant for blue this winter!
Still to come: Tour spinning and Olympic knitting. Stay tuned.