‘Never say never’ should be my motto as, despite saying on numerous occasions that ‘life is too short to turn a heel’, I have decided to give it a go and knit a pair of socks. (I still truly believe that I will never stuff a mushroom though).
I have plans to knit quite chunky ones for wearing to yoga class, putting on with wellies and for general slobbing about the place. I was inspired by one of my blogging friends, Lucie, who has successfully knitted a pair despite being fairly new to knitting.
I am not going to go mad, as I usually do when taking up something new, and buy special sock yarn etc. but I have bought a book , ordered a short circular needle – both recommended by Lucie – and have dug out some worsted/aran weight yarn from my stash. If it goes well, I will be perusing online stockists of sock making paraphernalia like a demon.
This is as far as I’ve got so, as you can see, there is no cause for great excitement quite yet – if indeed there is ever any cause to be greatly excited by a sock
As I am not yet in possession of ‘specialist’ equipment I am using the magic loop method using one long circular needle. I taught myself this method, using Youtube videos (hooray for the internet), to knit the sleeves of my ‘top down’ cardigan which I am nearly finished.
The title is referring to a saying often employed by Mr. Tialys when he is trying to get a point through to one of the Madamoiselles and, as they glaze over, he says it’s ‘like talking to a sock’. I know what he means now and, when I get to the more complicated sections like heel and toe, I might well be swearing at a sock.