My Love Affair with Sock Knitting

As most of you know that I am so addicted to sock knitting, which just mystifies me sometimes.  You see over the years my knitting skills have ranged from jerseys (back in the days when I grew up in New Zealand) and beanies, as I tend to get bored with any new item of knitting that I started.  But hey not now….

I think the appeal of sock knitting is two things for me:

  1. The fact that they are small and can be knitted up quickly if you put your mind to it.
  2. The wonderful choice of Indie Dyed sock knitting yarn that is available at a click of a button on the web now.

So this brings me to a book that I purchased on line called Sock Architecture by Lara Neel.  This is a fabulous book for anyone wanting to expand their sock knitting skills.  Who would have thought, when I first started knitting, that you would be able to at the touch of your iPad or phone be able to bring up a digital copy of a book, let alone any knitting pattern.  Mind you I do still like the look and feel of a real book, but whilst travelling the digital versions are an amazing invention.

I have only knitted three socks  from this book and they are Bootstrap, Strie and Sidle.  Still have fourteen more socks  to tackle as would like to try and knit them all if I can.  But there are so many other great sock knitting patterns out there, well that is a story for another day….

Until next time, happy knitting and crocheting folks and have a wonderful day.



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