More finished socks? Yes!
These are my "Traffic Socks" or "Emergency Socks". I leave them in my car and work on them when the interminable lights in my town leave me stuck and waiting and bored. I also work on them when I don't have anything else with me and I need something to do. I could also call them "Backup Socks". They are very simple stockinette, to better facilitate short blips of work while watching for a light to turn.
The question now is "What should be my next pair of Emergency Socks?"
These are some of the candidates:
On the left - Austermann Step which is a definite striping pattern that I want to knit in stockinette. In the middle we have Trekking. I have yet to knit with Trekking, but it's very popular. This particular colorway stripes a little bit, but could stand a subtle pattern, or not. On the right is some Fortissima Socka Disco Color, which I think you can see has sparkles in it. I was planning on using it for my next Emergency Socks but when I pulled it out I realized that it doesn't really stripe and could be used for a subtly patterned sock. However, I don't think I would feel quite so bored and frustrated if I were knitting pink sparkly yarn. It's uniquely qualified for traffic duty in particular.
I could also use some Koigu or Socks That Rock, or a few other yarns that are particularly beautiful no matter how you knit them, but I leave the sock in the car door pocket, and I'd hate for it to get rained on or shut in the door or whatever.
I was going to ask what you think, but I've pretty much talked myself into the pink. And you'll give me your opinion and suggestions whether I ask for them or not.