Inspired by the KNITRUN4SANITY‘s socks last November I decided I too would have a go.
I sought out and bought a well reviewed book from Amazon and made my daughter wrap it up for beneath the Christmas tree.
(Yes, I am quite mad but I wanted to delay a good ponder of the book until I had finished all the Christmas preparation madness.)
I’d also sourced some hand dyed sock wool off etsy in readiness.
I choose the plainest of patterns but it was VERY slow. Using the four needles was a challenge. I just couldn’t get into a rhythm. It wasn’t enjoyable at all. I started to look at other sock/needle solutions. I got about 3 inches into it and then turned my hand to something else.
Then in the New Year I started seeing the Knitting Sarah sock KAL mentioned on various blogs.
After a comment I’d left on a blog about how slow I was finding my socks I was advised to persevere.
And so I picked up my needles and something just clicked!
Last night I turned my first heel!
I can’t quite remember why I choose green, yellow and white wool!
This weekend I’m off up to my wool shop for a spot of some sock wool indulgence in readiness for my next pair.
As an aside, when others (not crafters) ask what I am working on they are incredibly puzzled when I tell them I’m knitting socks. ‘Why,’ they ask, ‘would you knit socks?’
‘For the challenge,’ I tell them.
‘My Aunty Flo used to knit socks,’ they reply.
Why should I have to justify knitting socks?
Some people just don’t get it.
Love, Lucie xx