Just before Christmas I bought sock-knitting supplies as a take-along project for our trip. I have been so intrigued with some of the self-striping sock yarns that are available these days, and I've wanted to try them for a long time. I got the I Can't Believe I'm Knitting Socks book, 2 skeins of "Heart and Sole" wool blend sock yarn, and a 40" long size-1 circular needle. I found the book really easy to follow.
It took awhile to get used to knitting with such fine yarn. Not only that, the lace pattern I chose (for the leg part of the sock) was somewhat tedious. For every 2 or 3 rows I knit, I kept having to go back and pick out the last row or two for nearly the whole first sock! Fortunately, I finally caught the hang of it, and the second sock is going much faster.
I am trying to reserve this as my "take-along" project, though. I also have a goal to finish quilting the quilt for my bedroom that I started last winter. So that's my "evenings-at-home" project.