Thursday, 14 July 2011

All About Socks

For anyone not interested in socks, I recommend skipping this post *laughs*  I used to be one of you, no idea why people were so obsessed with sock knitting, but I decided to make just one pair and now I'm hooked!

I love the socks I made, I'd wear them every day if I could, but that wouldn't be very pleasant so I resist. Instead, I must make many more pairs of socks. I dream of one day having a sock drawer entirely populated with hand knit socks *wistfully imagines the riot of colour* Well, I'd probably still buy plain black ones, seems pointless to make those ;)

Anyway, as I'm progressing through my second sunset sock, as posted about yesterday, my mind immediately turned to my next sock project... I already have a range of available sock yarns to choose from:

What a dilemma *laughs* I really want red socks, I really want to see how the yarn I dyed knits up (that's the one in the middle), I can't wait to see how the colours work in the DrachenWolle (on the right), the Riot is DK and I want to see how that works for socks... I want to use all of them, right now ;)


  1. I still don't get the sock thing. There are so many other fabulous things we can make!

    But then, I haven't knitted any yet. Maybe crocheting them just isn't the same :)

    What I can tell you, though, is that the King Cole ZigZag makes for a really lovely pair of socks, so your boyfriend is bound to love them. Mine loves his! (although yours will be in a far more manly colour)

  2. I've recently become something of a sock addict ;) The pattern I'm doing now is my favourite as it's so easy! If you want lacy, it's worth checking out :)

  3. I want to try knitting socks..... but I see evidence of the addictive nature of the little blighters on MANY of the blogs I read, so I'm trying to put it off for as long as I can.

    Shall be living vicariously though you though!!!

  4. I do love my knitted socks but they take me FOREVER to make. And I have such pretty sock yarn too...

  5. I was the same! I couldn't understand why everyone was so crazy about sock knitting so I knit a pair to see what all the fuss was about, and now I'm addicted!

    I quite like the feeling of the purl soles, but I keep hearing a lot about the princess soles lately and I'm intrigued. Looking forward to seeing how you get on with them!

  6. I made some socks a little while back that had a "princess sole" - they are amazingly comfortable! I'm sure your boyfriend will love them =)

    this is the pattern I used, from Knitty (if you're interested!)

  7. Haha, I love that you're knitting a princess sole for your boyfriend :D

  8. I am busy knitting a pair of socks at the moment and I love it. Next time I want to learn how to knit 2 at once:)


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