So this is love.
Knitted socks. A favorite indulgence and true treat for the feet; they would have to be, or nobody would ever knit them. If you're not a sock knitter, you likely consider the entire endeavor absurd. You could buy a drawer-full of socks for a fraction of the cost and time it takes to knit a single pair by hand. You wear them inside shoes and under clothing, for crying out loud. Sock knitting (knitting in general, really) is not the sort of activity that can be explained with logic. You do it because it makes you stupidly happy.
If you blog about the things that you knit, you have the added pleasure of grinning ear to ear each time you see pictures of the things you've made. Seriously. Not long ago, those socks were a couple hanks of yarn hanging on a shelf in a shop downtown. String. Wound into a ball. Knit. I'll never get over it. Knitting is JUST. THAT. COOL. Each project has the exact same starting point, but there are hundreds, no, thousands of shapes a project could take (330,879 patterns (and counting) on Ravelry).
If there's a more forgiving craft than knitting, I'd be shocked. Made a mistake?-RIP it back and re-knit. Dropped a stitch?-Pick-it-up and work it back in. Sleeves a smidge short?-Block them out. Completely hate what you made?- Salvage the yarn and make something different. No project is a lost cause.
In terms of craft, knitting is my first and true love. I don't know how I got on before it and I can't imagine a life without it. I would feel a little crazy, but I know you know how I feel.
Pattern: Little Cable Knee Highs-by Purl Soho
Yarn: 1.5skeins- Madelinetosh Sock in Farmhouse White
12/1/2014 06:22:00 am
Those are THE BEST!!!! The little cable!! Adorable!!!! With all the socks I've made over the years (and there are a whole lot, believe me---I've never ever made knee socks. wonder why? need to fix that!)
OH. MY. WORD. I about had a heart attack when I saw the thumbnail for this post, and it just got better when I clicked on it. Those socks are absolute perfection, and as soon as I get this silly sweater for my husband finished (I'm SO close) I'm going to be casting on a pair of these for myself. I really think I might need 5 pairs actually.
12/1/2014 10:09:43 am
What a great post! And those socks are amazing, gorgeous, beautiful,...well, you get the idea! :-)
12/1/2014 11:47:18 am
What a lovely bit of luxury!! And you've articulated my loves of knitting so well :)
12/1/2014 11:15:12 pm
So simple but so perfect. I mean simple for you...not me. Let's not play that this is a brilliant skill that you have. Love, Love , LOVE the look!
12/2/2014 12:32:07 pm
Here here! Sock knitting is the best! And these socks look grand!!!
12/3/2014 05:30:45 am
1/15/2015 08:12:15 am
I have a question about the construction of these socks. I am in the process and would appreciate help if you don't mind.
1/29/2021 09:59:32 am
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