While in Austria back in May I came across Hundertwasserhaus- a community designed by the Austrian artist himself. As I was snapping photos and rambling on and on (and on, and on) about how much I would adore to live in a place that looks like that, I was reminded that I had cast on a pair of Opal Hundertwasser socks while watching the Royal Wedding back in April.
Nothing fancy... just plain ol' vanilla socks- but oh such beautiful colours!
I did my best to explain to my travel companion that I had some 'Hundertwasser yarn in my stash', but it was lost on him. Upon arriving back home however, I dug these socks out of the deep dark depths of one of my many UFO bins and knit onwards and upwards.
Around the same time that I returned home, a customer challenged me to a '26 pair plunge'.
The goal? To knit 26 pairs of socks in one year (we have until June 30th, 2012). Now, you can include pairs of socks that you have already started... you just have to have finished up 26 pairs in one year. Now, since that's the case- I'm game!
I have more 'single socks' tucked in various bags and drawers throughout my house, I can't even begin to tell you.
Since this Christmas looks like it's going to be 'The Year of the Sock' for many of my gift recipients, I figure that this challenge is just right up my alley. Let's git 'er done.
Yarn? Opal Hundertwasser shade 750 'Blinde Venus'
Pattern? It's in my brain
So there you have it. 1/26 complete. And I grafted that toe on the plane to Portland. What a super way to kick off the Sock Summit. (And what a great trip to kick off the 26 Pair Plunge with!)
So, thanks Hundertwasser. For beautiful yarn inspiration, and beautiful water treatment towers.
You're the best.