I am on a spring cleaning kick and am eliminating as much junk as I can from our apartment. I think it’s wise to get rid of clothes that don’t fit. I kept trying to wear my first pair of socks, but they just aren’t comfortable. The leg is too wide, and the foot is too short. After a day of wearing them, the foot wearing the shorter sock is in PAIN. So, I’m not donating them. I’m sentimental about my first socks, but I’m really, really trying to crack down on this “Live simply” (another one of my 43 things, btw) motto. And to me, that means get rid of things that I have no use for.
So, they’re getting tossed. ::weeps:: Down to two pairs, right? Wrong.
The mystery KAL was pretty fun. The sock was stranded knitting, and the yarn was KnitPicks Palette, which is 100% (not) superwash wool. Yeah, not a great idea for socks, right? I thought that too. But I was so amped about how pretty they were that I kept knitting, trying to shrug off that nagging little voice that kept chanting, “You’re never going to wear these, because the heels and toes simply won’t hold up.” I even tried knitting the heel with some wooly nylon thread to give it some durability, but I hated how it looked.
So, I took a deep breath and sent those socks into the frog pond. Such a sad day.
Nah, actually I felt proud of myself for making that decision. What’s the point of knitting socks to have them sit around purposeless? A man needs a dog, and a sock needs a foot. I’m certain those poor socks would have felt quite listless, sitting in my sock drawer with nowhere to go.
Down to one pair.
Never fear! I’ve started a new pair…one made with actual sock yarn. So, I’m officially stating that I’m starting my SECOND pair for this goal. I’m killing two birds with one stone, in that I’m knitting this pair two-at-a-time on one long circular needle. 7 months ago