Knit Picks Essentials yarn is WONDERFUL. I have fallen into the "super affordable, wonderful yarn trap!" as Nicole pointed out. It's soft and easy to work with. I actually cast on my sock and do not feel like I already have to frog it. The first sock with the Sockotta yarn was frogged after 5 rounds. I am loving knitting with this yarn. I will definitely be ordering more.
For my first sock I am using the Flying Needles Simple sock pattern that I got with the Sockotta yarn. I figured I have it printed out and there are so many sock patterns that I just have to go with one. For those of you who don't know me personally, I have a tough time making decisions sometimes. On some things I can be quick but others I can sit and think and go back and forth and end up still not set on my decision. I'm getting better but it's a work in progress.
I'm very excited about tomorrow. I put in for the day off to spend time with Special K's brother while he is here and they are all at a golf scramble but Special K's step grandfather offered to spend the day with him instead. I still have the day off so decided to take a mental break day. I've had a really stressful two days and I know if you read this blog it doesn't seem this way. I try to keep it to mostly knitting. :) Last night I had a tough time sleeping because I was anxious and worried about work stuff. Today was great though and I was able to finally get to stuff that I hadn't been able to finish before. BUT I'm still ready for a break tomorrow. The plan if Special K goes golfing or works is to take the pups to the dog park if it doesn't rain. The rest of the day is hopefully knitting and relaxing. If he does take the day off as well then we are planning to head to the Dali museum and/or others in downtown St. Pete. Hopefully that includes some knitting as well. :)
PS. While knitting this sock I finished the last chapter of Harry Potter 7 audio. :) IT WAS SO GREAT!!!
PPS. I have decided to keep the Regia yarn. It does have that wonderful blue mixed in like Carol said and it's self striping while the knit picks is not. :)