Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature.
(This was first posted in April when I began these socks. This is an update.) I realize that this doesn’t look daring, but it really is. First, I’m usually compulsive about knitting a pair of socks where the color repeats match. With these, I’m pulling one strand from the inside and the other from the outside. The order of the color repeats won’t match. Second, I habitually knit socks on 5-needle sock sets. I saw a knitter making two socks at a time on circular needles and decided to try something new.
There are days when a person can dare big stuff like learning inline skating or surf boarding. Then there are days when little changes in habitual patterns are personal wins. I’ve discovered that even little dares to change can alter my perception of the world around me.
I can think of at least two positive aspects of this project. When I finish, both socks will be done—no second-sock syndrome. Also, someone will like the color differences. I can carry them around with me until someone says, “I just love those socks,” and then I can give them away.
UPDATE: I’ve finished the socks. I have knitted socks that I like better but these will do Okay. I prefer a smooth, plied yarn instead of this mono spun, nubby yarn. I also prefer a less scratchy feel to the yarn. If I knit with this colorway again, I’d try to match the color changes instead of flipping them. Also, when there is such a long color change, it would be convenient if the yarn company would include a few extra yards. I almost ran out of yarn.
tea time and roses said:
The socks are beautiful! I hope one day to learn to knit socks this way because the second sock syndrome is truly alive and well in my house!:o) Lovely work indeed!
I think they’re wild and fun socks… hopefully they’ll soften up after a proper bath?
When I first began knitting socks it didn’t even occur to me to try and match up the stripes or color patterns… (silly me)
Right now I’m in a “let’s use solids or semi-solids” phase.
But I have to tell you, I LOVE your Noro socks. Just beautiful – and I like the way they both sort of match with the orange around the heel area. I’ve never used Noro, but these look really warm and cushy.
I think this is a great idea. Being a fairly new knitter, about 1-1/2 years now, I have made several pairs of socks and I look forward to trying this.
I love them – can’t wait to see how they turn out! Good for you on being daring…
I’ve never been a stickler for my socks having to match up, sometimes it happens, sometimes not, I still love them all.
I think those are great fun, the colours, so I don’t know, maybe you should hang on to them and let your feet have some wild moments ;^)
I’ve recently taken to knitting my socks on 2 circs and oddly loving it.. also short row heels (!!!), new and different and again, oddly loving it.