Monday, April 2, 2012

Lace socks for everyone

Well that is what I declared last night at least

As I was wearing my eight year old pair of lace anklets that first pair of socks. I think they were from a Cat Bordhi book, but I can't be sure. I've always knitted going through great spurts at various times in my life, but had not picked up needles for awhile when I lived in Holland in 2003. I took the train to work which was usually crowded and not really conducive to pulling out a beading tray. So I began to knit again in earnest and haven't stopped.

Socks to me are pure love, I guess because you really must be able to knit your own socks or know someone who can. You can buy socks at a store of course but you can't buy handmade socks, and lace ones, well they are the best in my book. I also love short socks, so I always make mine ankle length.

I'd make more socks, but I still have to think about them, I'm not completely natural with the whole heel turning thing. I need to devote some sock learning time and at the moment it isn't in the schedule. But when I do retire, well when I do cut back a bit.....I would really like to knit socks. I might just read novels, cook and make socks for a year, and take long walks on the beach and play with grand baby's. It's nice to contemplate but for the next few years at least I have a full schedule, and then who knows?


Bead-Mused said...

When I saw the title, I had a flash image of your handsome hubby wearing a gorgeous pair of navy blue lace socks! Hey, you did say "everyone".


Marcia DeCoster said...

ooh that would be good!

Helen said...

I feel exactly the same about socks Marcia. Love making them, love wearing them. I've had to curtail beading for a couple of months due to a thumb problem. Couldn't bead but no problem knitting. Thank goodness....wouldn't it be terrible not to be able to create something with our hands everyday?

Marcia DeCoster said...

Glad you can knit!