I dug through every box and bag of yarn I could find in an effort to assess my sock yarn situation. I think I've found some possibilities -- there's a little co-mingling of fingering and sport weight, but I think it'll all work out.
Subject to whimsy and whatever, this selection is by no means definitive. I'm just so happy to see that I actually have some workable choices. Clockwise, from bottom left: Phildar Lambswool -- I have 2 skeins, a long-ago gift/trade from Yvette; Red Barn Farm hand-dyed black cherry; Patons Kroy Socks Stripes; Bernat Argyle Fingering -- this is the vintage yarn, of which I have quite a few skeins of the green-ish, only a couple of the blue-ish; some gorgeous barberpole yarn that I won years ago in a now-blogless Cindy's blog contest, I have two of those; and some Lion Brand Magic Stripes from who-knows-where.
The Magic Stripes is the one that gives me pause, but I think it could be made to work -- in fact, it may even be indispensible.
Also, I am totally prepared to frog my least favorite Hundertwasser Baktus scarf for the cause.
And I discovered that I have the ingredients for something similar, but in more earthy tones. That is no surprise. I am a master of neutrals and earth tones. I wonder if I'd like it.
One random sign that spring is springing: I believe new patterns for market/string bags appearing on Ravelry will soon outnumber new patterns for neckwarmer/cowls.
I'm so happy for the weekend -- 3-dayer. I'm figuring to sew up a sweater or two -- yaHOO; do a little cleaning and organizing; attend the debut performance on Saturday night of Ali's BF's new band.