In the post she gives so many hints and tips about how to start, links to starter patterns and ponders why some knitters love to knit socks and others only make it past the first pair before they decide, ‘been there, done that’.
I have a different kind of view.
I love to knit socks.
I love to see them in my sock drawer. I love this little portable project.
However I am kidding myself. I never wear them beyond the first wearing. I never choose them over my rtw cotton, bamboo or even wool ones.
OK my early ones are a little large and therefore a little sloppy to wear.
And I got only half way through these ones before realising they were too tight.
I can completely understand that fitting was not going to be perfect in the early days.
My problem comes from finding them all jolly uncomfortable to wear. They seem so harsh beneath my soles. I can feel every loved stitch. I never thought I had sensitive soles!!!
I’ve tried so many different yarns but I’ve not yet experienced that ‘once you’ve worn homemade socks you’ll never buy shop bought again’, feeling.
I don’t even have a problem wearing any fibre next to my skin.
Am I alone? I’m sure others are actually wearing their knitted socks, not just poising in them for their blog posts.
Could you recommend me some yarn? Something to encase my feet in clouds? Something obtainable within the UK?
Or do I walk away, emptying my sock drawer into the charity bag?
Love, Lucie xx