it is the sock that have been hogging space on my needles for at least one month. this is a slow knit and I have to question why?
is it the fiber?
maybe….it is a cotton blend. I am not a big fan of cotton yarns. my fingers feel old and sore when I knit with some cottons. ….. . but this cotton is soft and easy on the fingers. when the first sock was finished the recipient has tried it on and he thinks it might feel ok(as in it is not itchy wool)
is it the pattern????
well not really it is my go to plain vanilla sock. the sock that I go to when I don’t want to think. it is easy to add a pattern to so I did a lot of knits and purls to add some texture to the cuff. and then my usual ribbing on the foot.
is it the color??????
yeah I am not crazy about the color. it is hard to find a non-wool sock yarn in manly colors. and since I really don’t know if these will get worn or just tossed into the back of a drawer I grabbed this lone skein out of the sale bin. there wasn’t a choice just this ball of yarn labeled orange. but it doesn’t strike me as orange for some reason maybe salmon or brown or blaaa
or could it be…… I am just a bit of a primadonna when it comes to yarn?
OK this is probable the whole problem. I do knit with non animal fiber when it is appropriate but mostly I love a good wool. so this poor cotton substitute has languished in my bag. there is nothing wrong with it. I drag it to knitting group and manage to add a row or two but mostly it gets shoved to the bottom of the bag while I put something more fun on top and knit that instead. and just so you get a picture of what a fun project is compared to these socks I cast on and knit a swatch the other day.I also knit a hat, a shawl, a couple of toys and a whole slew of santa ornaments.
I don’t make New Year resolutions but seriously these socks have to be finished. I want a fresh pair of socks on my needles. and I have swore to myself that nothing else will be started until these are done. I am determined –come hell or high water(or snow and frigid temps) I will cast off the second sock this weekend. and then I can cast on……wool honest to goodness soft cuddle worthy wool. probable the gray yarn that I wound up Thursday while telling myself it wouldn’t be cast on till I finished. or maybe it will be the blue which is destined to be leg warmers. or maybe that brown yarn that is longing to be a new cardigan.