I am phenomenally indecisive. For the last few days, for example, I’ve been humming and hahing about a friend’s Christmas socks. Do I want to do colour work, lace, cables? Which yarn to use, which pattern, what size, etc etc. If I settled on a pattern I couldn’t decide on the yarn, and vice versa. Essentially the problems comes down to this: I can’t bear to part with my yarns. I buy them because I fall in love with them and once I’ve knitted them up they’ll be gone.
In the mean time I had no socks on the needles. So I decided to step away from the wool boxes and the pattern boosk and knit with a yarn I had specifically bought for someone else . Having cast on and started knitting son’s bee socks, my subconscious played around with the various yarn/pattern combinations and came up with the Mint Choc socks. So now I has two pairs of socks on the go. Yay.