It's coming up to that time of year that I knit socks for the next couple of months. One reason is, I can ! And... I do like to knit socks. I find it relatively easy to do since I found a good go-to pattern, that I can almost do without looking now. I've knitted over 50 pairs of socks in the last few years, all of which have been given as gifts. One of these days, I will knit a pair for myself !
Second reason, my grown-up children love hand made socks. I was told that my hand knitted socks lasted through a season of rigorous tree planting in the bush, where the store bought ones had holes in no time.
Third reason, they are a very portable knitting project, you can take anywhere ie, waiting at appointments, etc.
As it turns out, I learned at our recent Knitter's Guild Executive Meeting, that we are taking on a sock theme for this coming Guild year. There will be lots of tips and tricks to be learned at the upcoming meetings, such as various cast-on methods, heal methods, grafting, knitting two socks at a time etc. etc. We even have a designer coming to one of our meetings, Kate Atherley, who has written a book on socks.
Will be a fun and informative Guild year ahead.
Happy Knitting :)