Thursday, March 19, 2009

Socks!

Funny thing happened on the way to start my version of Hey Teach (called Hey librarian). I kind of got distracted by this sock
bamboo lace
Every time I sat down to knit I picked up this sock. Pretty. In fact, I need to kitchner the toe and then it will be done. I can't wait to wear them. At first I thought they were a little tightly knit (knit on size 1, when really i would have thought a 1.5 or a 2), but I'm liking how it makes the bamboo a little more firm.

Socks have that appeal to me, I can make lots of socks because wow, you need maybe 7 or eight pairs of socks a week. My kids need 7 or 8 pairs each a week and well who needs that many sweaters, scarves or shawls?
But then there is the terrible downside to socks.
sock hole
I wrote a while back ago that I was learning to darn socks, just to make the socks last a bit longer. Well, this is the pair that made me decide to darn socks. I repaired three holes in this pair of socks. Three holes that I might add made me just LIVID, because these socks are not even two years old--were not even a year old when the first hole appeared. (for the record, SWTC Tofutsies--never ever buying it again). Well I darned these docks and then a few weeks later I pulled them out of the was and was confronted by this latest hole. I'm just so mad--so mad I've decided not to repair these socks--am debating frogging them.

Ok, back to my bamboo socks, may they not disappoint me.

2 comments:

finngarianknits said...

I didn't have the best luck with tofutsies either - my problem was I made them on 2's like the website pattern said, and they blew out in the toe after not even a year! Won't waste my money!

Cinnamonamon said...

yea -- what Liz said -- knit tofutsies on 0's...or better yet...not at all! I just don't love that stuff, although other SWTC stuff is cool