I have a conflicted relationship with sock knitting. Much like fellow knitting law student Emilee, I’m not really a huge fan of knitting socks. I find them to be fiddely. Sure its easy enough to make the cuff and then flap but then you need to remember the proper way to turn a heel and pick up stitches and then decrease those extra stitiched you just picked up. Now I’m not saying that knitting a sweater is straight forward either but at least the needles aren’t so darn tiny and fragile. I know I’ve bent several sets of DPNs out of shape.
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Sock Knitting
But then you know wool socks and are just so nice. They’re cozy and warm. I have one pair of socks I made that actually fits, the others suffer from gauge issues and picking up too many stitches, and I wear those socks all the time. I’d wear them everyday if it was socially acceptable to do such a thing. I sincerely believe that the key to happiness in a New England winter is wool socks and a good pair of boots.
So how do I deal with my dislike of sock knitting but love of the end product? I knit them anyway and hope that I’ll learn to love the process. I do think its growing on me.
But more importantly, does one sock count as an FO?