You may or may not already have heard about my attempt to knit socks. After spending the first 3 months of my knitting career hearing about how awesome custom knitted socks were, and how easy and fun and quick they were to make, I caved and decided to give it a go myself.
I moved in with Boyfriend back in March, and mostly it’s all gone well. There is just one major hurdle getting in the way of our happiness, and it’s socks. All of our socks are plain black. All of them. Every week sees the same bickering over who washed the most socks that week, who stole the other person’s socks last week by accident, who put dainty girl-socks in Boyfriend’s sock drawer. It’s madness, I tell you!
The Sock Plan
Given the very real danger that this sock confusion issue will be the death of our relationship, I decided it was a good idea to knit him a pair of socks. After some searching, the yarn choice was made and I ran it by him just to make sure nothing about the purposefully boring grey/blue combo I’d picked would be offensive to his taste. Somehow this turned into an idea to also buy the same yarn in grey/pink and do his ‘n’ hers socks, which sounded totally doable to me since everyone keeps banging on about how socks are “a really quick knit”.
Two weeks later . . .
I hate knitting socks! My weak wrist is constantly cramped up and there’s a weird hole where I somehow dropped a stitch and then twisted it when I picked it back up.
Somehow I’ve managed to get confused and start knitting in reverse stockinette not once, not twice, but THREE times.
If I hadn’t jumped in at the deep end and done these two at a time, there’s no way I’d ever want to knit the second sock. Thankfully this pair is almost finished, sort of. The opposite of thankfully, his pair are still to do and they’ll be bigger.
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I hate my life.