I have a hangover from playing Rock Band (for the first time) with some friends last night. It was a special occasion, or I wouldn't have gone out and yelled for hours, but it was a lot of fun and worth today's uselessness.
I haven't been doing much knitting. My wrist's been a little sore, as happens sometimes, and I know when to back off a little. I did manage to finish the first sock of the new pair a few days back
So I started to have an idea about all this leftover sock yarn (I don't like my socks very tall, and my feet are a pretty medium size, 9, so I always have leftovers). I was thinking about a sock yarn blanket, but the problem is that I didn't actually really love the ones I've seen — I like something just marginally more organized. Plus, I really hate knitting mitred squares (admittedly, I've only knit one or two, but I already hate them).
I thought about entrelac, but it didn't seem like it'd please me either. It's just too many colors all slammed together for me. Plus, I think it'd spoil what's for me one of the appeals of entrelac — the woven effect. I considered alternating multicolored sock yarn rows with single-color, but again — no woven effect. But that made me think of one more, almost too simple thing — strips.
I was thinking that maybe I can knit strips of varying lengths, piecing them together side by side like wood flooring. I could alternate multicolored and single-color, for an overall cleaner effect, or not -- might have to fool around for a little to see what I think. I'm sure this has been done before, but I haven't seen it. It seems like it'd be more pleasing to my eye, and less irritating to knit — in fact, the endless stockinette and small amounts of yarn at a time could make it a really good portable knitting project. I'll have to think how I want to connect the strips — possibly with crochet, as there's a way to crochet strips together to make a fairly nice-looking decorative flat seam, and maybe that's how the solid colors would be used — to connect the multicolored strips. But maybe it'd be better to knit the strips the wide way and just change colors when needed. Hmm,.. decisions. Input welcome.