On the same day that I presented Ms. Redjeans I also gave my mom some socks that I’ve been working on here and there for a wicked long time. Since these socks have taken so long, I decided to give them their own post.
For the top portion of the sock, I used a cable rib pattern from Ann Budd’s Diagonal Cross-Rib Socks. The yarn is a red and gray Cherry Tree Hill mill end that I got on ebay about a year ago. I bought it because my mom’s favorite color is red, and red and gray are the colors of the high school she teaches at.
I like these socks, I really do. At least, I like the way they’ve turned out. But I think I have to be honest with myself, and with you, dear readers.
I don’t really like knitting socks.
This is not a bombshell on the level of that time Grumperina said that she doesn’t like knitting sweaters. But I share some of her concerns. She asks “Somehow I feel like I’m not a ‘complete’ knitter unless I’m cranking out sweaters. Do you ever feel that?” I know what she means. I love sweaters of course, but I’m really not a fan of socks and I feel like a lesser knitter for that. So many people crank out cute socks, and there are tons of great patterns. Heck, I even posted a couple of sock patterns that I really like. In general though, they’re not my cup of tea and I can’t even really explain why. I hope you forgive me. 😉