Those people with drawers full of hand knit socks. And they are gorgeous. I love the idea of having my sock drawer stuffed full of hand knit socks. The tiny bit of private luxury. Because very few will take notice of the woollen wonder on your feet (other than the people on your instagram feed). But still, what luxury.
I have been making my first pair of socks (to be gifted). I try to keep this little luxurious image in mind while making them, but it is hard.
I don’t know if I like making socks.
Firstly, I am making them on DPNs, and I am not a big fan of them. Especially since they are metal and I drop stitches too much.
Secondly, the stitches are so small that it takes more concentration and time to knit. Even if it is basically just knit stitches.
Lastly, second sock syndrome. I am working hard at combating this plague by working on both pairs of socks “at the same time”. As in, I have one sock on one set of DPNs and one on another. But that just makes progress seem even slower which makes me want to knit less.
But on the flip side, the yarn I chose is beautiful. For future projects I would be using self-striping which I think would just be so fun to use.
And even my needles are tinted a pretty copper colour and it makes me happy.
And making the heal is not as big of a deal as I thought.
And they are a really great project to carry around.
So maybe I do like knitting socks?
I think the jury is still out on this very important debate.
Also, I am still a very new sock knitter and would love any tips and tricks you can offer!