If you are a sock knitter, you will agree that there is just something about it. No matter how you make them – DPN, one circular, two circulars….the process is just ….amazing. I still remember my first pair of socks and being awed at what I could create, and how all those stitches actually turned into something I could wear. And turning the heel! I still love that part of the process. I love making socks, and always have a pair on the needles. They are also my preferred thing to make for other people – yes, its like 17000 stitches but I’m not as emotionally invested as I would if I made someone a sweater and they didn’t wear it (ahem…Larry…). I have two tubs of sock yarn now and can always be persuaded to buy a bit more (did you see the update yesterday by Emily No? How about this shop – love the pinks, reds, greens…sigh….)
A few months ago, something terrible happened to one of the socks I made. It was so traumatic I couldn’t blog it.
The same thing happened today….
Larry’s socks – made from Kraemer’s Naturally Nazareth. I made them last year. (Like the long hairs around the hole? I think maybe Larry is part hobbit, but he swears its cat fur. I’m not really sure, but I think its wrong to conveniently blame everything on the animals. Maybe its just time to own up to the hair on the bottom of your feet thing, eh?)
I don’t fix socks – I just toss them. But now Larry is down two pair. (the last time was another one of his)…and I think its time I made him another pair. Maybe after I finish my Ariann socks (which are just amazing, by the way!)….