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Year of the Sock?

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

I thought it was finally time for me to knit socks.

 

I’ve knit 1 sock in my day, back in 2010.  Yep, just one.
 

I couldn’t bring myself to knit the 2nd one.  I didn’t think socks were my thing.
 

So I decided to work on things that I thought were my thing.  Sweaters.  In fact, that next year I knit a sweater a month.  Well, almost a sweater a month.
 

I decided that I was much happier not knitting socks.   I loved looking at hand knit socks, loved watching people knit socks, loved helping people choose yarn for socks, certainly helped many people knit socks.  But socks were just never on my knit list.
 

For some reason, when the calendar turned to 2015 I decided it was going to be the year of the sock.  I know, I know, that’s a big statement.  The year of the sock is a lot of pressure.  Perhaps I should have kept the sock idea to myself and quietly started knitting.  Perhaps I shouldn’t have posted this to Facebook.
 

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Well…we had over 30 people send me suggestions.  You inspired me. Decided to knit cuff down, 2 at a time magic loop with a Fish Kiss Lips Heel.  I was pumped.
 

Look what I did!  In just one day!
 

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Then…
 

I stopped enjoying it.  Like the next day.  I got sick of untangling yarn, the tiny needles bugged my hand, I put on a pair of smartwool socks and decided they felt awesome.  Who needs to knit socks anyway:)
 

I thought maybe I’d cast on for our 12 in 12 March sweater Downeast. Turns out it I like instant gratification.
 

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I know that sock knitters think I’m crazy.  I know so many of you have socks going as we speak.  It just may not be my thing.
 

But…I will enjoy talking to you about socks and I will still admire your socks, and I will have fun helping you choose yarn for the perfect pair.
 

You never know, these socks might just turn up before the end of 2015 on my feet.  Stay tuned.