I definitely caught the sock-making bug after following along with Two socks, one week. After my first pair were done I bought some Rico Superba bamboo yarn to make a second pair.
I made a few little changes this time round – I knitted the cuff in K1 P2 rib and I also used less stitches on the circumference (56 total sts after the decrease row.
I’m not to keen on the striping yarn – I think I’d prefer a darker colour. But the interesting thing is what started as just being curious about how socks were made, has now become a real understanding for why people knit socks! On my first sock I really thought it was too much work for something that could be purchased easily and cheaply. The main reason I sew, is that it costs a lot less to make the things I want to wear.
But with sock knitting, it seems to be more about making something manageable when the urge to knit comes on. I hate watching tv without something to occupy my hands , or even waiting in the car – I often wish I had my knitting along. Socks seem to be the perfect project to have on the go between other projects. I came across the Socks with sarah KAL and thought it was such a good idea. I’m hoping to keep sock-making as a regular part of my knitting. I don’t think it’ll happen every day, but definitely every week.
I am looking at some new patterns to try out – and there are a few techniques I’d like to try too – like added a thicker padded sole. Maybe in a different yarn or a different stitch ( need to research a few so any suggestions are welcome). The good thing about the knitalong is watching what everyone else is making and getting inspired!