I was talking to my friend Kim the other week. This is the woman who started my interest in sock knitting. A couple of years ago I watched as she finished off a pair of socks (using the Kitchener technique – woohoo; that’s sock talk!) and was fascinated. Kim then told me that she knits at least one pair of socks each Winter, often many more.
When we were talking recently she showed me a photo (which Kim has kindly allowed me to show you) of her sock drawer. Yes, that’s right, A Sock Drawer. Wanna see?
This wondrous drawer holds (I think) 35 pair of 4ply socks and 8 pair of 8ply socks. Plus Kim has knitted socks for her three (now grown up) children which they enjoy wearing too.
Kim now knits her socks without a pattern – that’s how clever she is – she know the pattern so well it’s embedded in her psyche. When I grow up, I want to be able to do that too!
So this is my new
obsession ambition. I Want A Sock Drawer Too!
To this end, I finished my second pair on the weekend
and there are two more balls awaiting their transformation! It’s endlessly fascinating seeing the yarn flow into a pattern, particularly with the self striping yarn, and watching a sock grow, ever so quickly (far more rewarding than jumper knitting), the clever way a heel turns (I did that!) and the completion of the toe. I’m enjoying the process soooooo much! Ridiculously so!
With special thanks to Kim for the inspiration and Christine for a fabulous pattern (which I’m starting to know by heart!). This Winter I shall have warm feet encased in hand knitted socks and a warm heart from loving the knitting of them.
Much love from your knitting knut