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Sunday Stash, no. 3

Lorna's Laces Shepherd's Sock, 2 skeins

Here are two skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd’s Sock, which I bought in This Is Knit a long, long time ago.

I’m embarrassed (how interesting) to confess that I’ve made a grand total of – count them – two socks in my time. One pair, to be precise. Socks seem to have an almost forbidding mystique about them, don’t you find? They are so the thing for the “modern” knitter to take up – quirky! Portable! Now!

Or maybe that’s just me. (I am not a “modern” knitter, I don’t think.)

I still want to make more, though, because they’re so satisfying, so astonishingly comfortable – and there are so many beautiful patterns out there in yon online knitosphere. Yet I procrastinate. Why?

Partly, it’s because my pregnancies brought on my latent varicose veins, and I’m supposed to wear horrible support stockings all the time – I mostly do, but it’s been seeming less necessary recently (hope!). Partly, it’s because it departs from my knitting roots: my grandmother knew how to make socks, but didn’t. Partly, it’s because I find sock yarn so pleasing in itself – and what if I married it to the wrong pattern? (I mean, what?) There’s that high stakes business again. Nonsense. I know it is.

So here. Let’s say I cast on some socks next, yes? Yes.

7 comments to Sunday Stash, no. 3

  • Deirdre

    very pretty yarn, socks are fun. I’m on number 9 of this year, I knit them in work during breaks, socks are easy to carry. There are a lot of knee socks lurking on the internet too like these or these or these might be good…

  • Deirdre

    and the last lot should be these which are tempting even me.

  • Emma

    Socks are so much fun, they’ve restarted me knitting — I’m on the third pair now. And there is an unlimited number of people who you can give them to — and they’ll be touched and amazed and actually use them. And you can see real progress in one evening, which is a plus. Speaking of which I’m putting this computer away and getting out the socks I’m making for my dear sister. Here are the ones I gave my old friend…<a href="http://www.ravelry.com/projects/egrahame/lorraines-socks&quot; title="here"

  • Emma

    Sorry. I knew that link wouldn’t work without a preview. My knitting is better than my html, honestly.

  • So, so pretty, that yarn. So pretty, in fact, that I bought it too 🙂 Possibly in the Knitting & Stitching show with you. I haven’t done anything with it yet either, but I do have one skein wound into a ball now.

    I’ve tried one sock, and not finished it. I’m thinking of making this yarn into leg warmers, as they should be easier.

  • leannich

    @Deirdre: wow, socktastic! (Is that *sock* number 9 or *pair* number 9?) Those cable kneesocks are fabliss 🙂

    @Emma: Those socks are beautiful! You’re right, they’re a brilliant gift.

    @Mollydot: Ooh, yes, legwarmers would be good.

  • Deirdre

    Pair number 9. If pushed I can make a pair of socks in about 2.5 weeks. I had other projects going as well.

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