Not A Sock Knitter…

… yet I managed to finish these!

TTL Mystery Sock 2010 in Dream in Color Smooshy Visual Purple (Rav project page)

Three things about these socks:

1. I knit them two at a time (a technique that I learned from this book) using both ends of the ball of yarn. It was such a pain to keep the two strands from twisting together. I spent just as much time untangling my yarn as a did knitting. Next time, I will split the yarn into two separate balls. (“Next time” ha!)

2. I love this yarn. It was left over from the sweater that The Bookworm and I designed together last year. I love how it striped just a tad, too. And there is just a little bit left. Baby booties, perhaps?

3. I still don’t get the appeal of knitting socks. I mean, sure, these are cozy and lovely and everything. But, as I sit here with my feet cocooned hand knit wool, the thrill still escapes me. This is not nearly as satisfying as a sweater, and a lace shawl would be even better. But, that probably won’t stop me from trying again in the future. There are so many lovely sock patterns out there, I am constantly attracted to sock knitting. And, now I know that I can finish a pair. But, not for awhile. I want to use the sock yarn that I have to make beautiful shawls.