Now is the time for making socks. These old patterns include knitting on 2 needles but I quite fancy the ankle socks, knitted on 4 pins. Once you cast on the socks are quite easy to knit up. Last week I ordered yarn from Blackers in Cornwall. They had an article in November's Country Living magazine and have some lovely wools for sale. Some of the wool is over dyed with some nice colours but I prefer the yarn natural. The sock yarn is 4 ply but does not contain any nylon, so any socks made are not going to be hard wearing. Keep them for indoors only.