I recently finished this pair of socks for the Technical Advisor, they were on the needles for a long time. I started out enthusiastically enough but as the reality of knitting socks for size 12 feet began to hit home my enthusiasm waned somewhat. I cannot find the ball band but the yarn was nothing special.
I have made a few pairs of socks but
am by no means a sock addict and in truth I never quite got the whole sock addiction thing. Why pay so much for yarn to knit socks with? I can buy pretty good socks for a lot less than that. However, when my prize arrived from Heather some time back I was pretty eager to give the yarn a try and I resurrected the Technical Advisor's socks in order to get them off my conscience before casting on anew.
Oh my, the yarn really does make all the difference.
It would seem that I cannot knit this fast enough, this stuff is gorgeous, so soft, one of those yarns you have to keep doing that slightly weird thing of stopping to stroke the yarn against your cheek every so often (well, weird to non-knitters and Technical Advisors that is).
This pair is destined for Dylan who has been neglected in a knitting way of late and these socks are moving a great deal faster than any I have knit before, sock number one was cast on Monday and cast off Tuesday, hoping to complete number two with equal speed. So oh yes, I now totally get the sock thing, I love all of it, the fiddly bit at the start where you get going, the race down the ankle towards the heel, the concentration and smug satisfaction as you turn the heel and the race towards the toe, I don't even mind the kitchener stitch! Of course I have already ordered more sock yarn, after all I have a whole new stash to build and obviously I will need a specialist sock pattern book. I was thinking maybe Nancy Bush or would Lucy Neatby be better? I would love to hear of any recommendations.
Thank you so much Heather for giving me a whole new dimension to my addiction, don't you just love knitting, it never gets boring.