More in Black
since when universally adopted it covers up
all differences of class and country.
-Sir Robert Baden-Powell
Rather than choosing a UFO this month, my UFO chose me. See, this pair of plain black uniform socks had been sitting, rather neglected, in the bottom of my backpack for these many months. And then one day early in May I found myself with a spare half hour and nothing else to knit. No delinquent notes to write. No telephone consults to answer. Not even any admin to do. You see, last month I was living the good life on Dermatology. No call. Weekends off. And a long lunch break. Not to mention that I can't even feel guilty about it - it's a required component of an Internal Medicine Residency. But I digress. So, with my first long lunch break, I picked up this long neglected socks and began knitting. And once the first sock got finished, it was an easy matter to take care of the second sock. And here they are, extending my working-sock wardrobe. Just in time to go back to Internal Medicine (and my last month of internship!).
Black Uniform Socks
Pattern: 1x1 rib cuff, 3x1 rib leg and foot, standard top-down, etc.
Yarn: Sockotta (wool-cotton mix) in, um, black
Needles: US1 bamboo 5" dpns
Notes: I wasn't a big fan of the wool-cotton sock yarns. Until I moved to San Diego.
Best Thing About This Project: One more day before sock laundry becomes necessary.