I wanted to love this project but it bored me to tears. The yarn, Elann Sock I t to Me 4 Ply, is fine but unexciting. I think that I'm just so used to the variegateds and the semi-solids that a true solid just seems flat. There is nothing wrong with the yarn though and for about $3 a ball (2 balls per pair) it's very reasonable. I haven't washed them yet but they feel nice on my feet and I expect that they'll wear very well.
The pattern is fine too. It worked out perfectly and the socks look very nice. They're just not exciting. You know what I mean? I found the pattern repetitive and just blah. I want to say that all-over patterns are the problem but I don't think that's is because there are several that I'm drawn to. I really wish I could figure out what it was about this pattern that made me feel so bored but I haven't been able to pinpoint it yet. Thankfully, the other stuff I'm working on right now is much more fun.
Today I'm home with Stinkerbelle because she's sick. The sun is shining and there are lot's of projects calling my name. I'm thinking that what she needs most right now is sleep. That would provide one very productive day for me but I don't see it happening. I think the stomache bug she's got is on it's way out already. Good for her but not so much for my knitting.