Knitting is the best therapy.
Well, not all socks. But the idea of knitting socks definitely does. And now that I can see the end to this shawl, I really want a quick knit to give me a little boost. The problem is, it’s almost April. My quick go-to’s are hats, but I won’t be wearing a hat any time soon. Ditto for leg warmers. But socks…?
The first time I tried socks I ended up with a horrible olive green, too-short, misshapen lump. My next pair never made it past the cuffs because knitting on US1 was waaay too much for me. But that was a couple years ago, and I’m wondering if I should give it another go.
My fear with socks is the whole heel thing. Isn’t that really hard?? And I find myself thinking, “Hey girl, if you’re going to get better, then you have to push your limits! That’s how you’ve ended up with really great projects!” But then I think… all those DPNS! Knitting in the round - love it. But on my circs. I’m not a huge fan of DPNS. I find that they slow me down, and then I get frustrated. Also, so many beautiful sock patterns have intense lace on the front that also scares the crap out of me. On the few occasions I’ve branched out to lace, I’ve gone for the simple, easy to remember and repeat process because so much of my knitting happens in small spurts, and when I have to pick it up again a week later, I’ve totally forgotten where I am.
I think the answer will come when I find the right pattern. Maybe I can find one I can knit on circs or straights. Maybe I’ll push it off till later and just dive right into the vest I’ve been wanting to knit. *Sigh*