Thursday, March 6, 2014

do you remember your first time?

knitting a pair of socks that is.....
here are my first loves

i took a class to learn sock knitting
i was hooked on the very idea of knitting socks
after all......who knits socks??????
i had never heard of such a thing
i couldn't wait to start them and once i started, i could hardly do anything else but work on them
i couldn't wait to finish them & actually wear them!
i just couldn't believe i was capable of knitting something so useful & fun & wonderful!
when i mentioned to someone that i was knitting socks the response was always the same...
why don't you just buy them?
what??? are you kidding? you have too much time on your hands!

that was about 8 years ago
there have been lots of socks since then 
plain ole socks
ribbed socks
socks for daughters & sons & husbands & moms
socks with cables
anklet socks
little bitty baby socks
ahhhh, but none are like that very first pair
and yes....
i still wear them

how about you....
do you remember your first pair?
do you still have them?
do you still wear them?

speaking of socks...there is a sock kal going on
join us why don't ya!

monstersock kal



  1. What a cool KAL! I'm so behind in my knitting, all my knitting. Yet, I just cast on a pair of ribbed socks. What pattern do you use for a standard pair of sock / fingering stockinette socks? Are you a two at a timer like Oocha? I have still to go down that path, though she recommended a lovely book. I borrowed it from the library, but think I will make the commitment to a purchase :) I love the socks in the photo. I love to see how sock yarn knits up, it's special.

  2. oh, my----i'm old, but yes, I remember my first socks---sort of bulky dorm socks, long long worn out. now, probably well over 100 pairs of socks later, i do still have my first self-striping socks and they still are some of my favorites. (The advantage of having so many don't wear them out!) (NOOO. I don't own all those socks----I give them away like crazy. I'm now working on filling hubby's sock drawer, too. ) i am not addicted to sock knitting...i am not addicted to sock knitting.....