Sunday, September 15, 2013

12-Step Program for Sock Knitters - Step 8

Step 8 - Help others who suffer from the same compulsions.  

I’ll say it again. Ravelry!

A good deal of Ravelry revolves around knitting socks. I entered 'socks' in the pattern search engine and the count was 27,079, a number that will change before I finish writing this blog entry. There are also groups dedicated solely to sock knitting (839 at last count), not to mention all the articles about sock knitting techniques. So if you haven't tried sock knitting yet, it's time to stick your toe in, and soon you will become a well-heeled sock knitter.

There is something about sock knitting that is truly addictive. Remember, however, that there is nothing wrong with being obsessed with sock knitting. Pick up a skein of sock yarn saturated with bright colors in green, gold, and pink, and try not to imagine how they would look on your feet. 

And what you get cold, what is the first part of your body that feels it? When a chill settles in the air, it is an unimaginable pleasure to slip on a pair of wool socks. Suddenly your feet are happy, the warmth spreading up to your legs on into your entire body. Your toes stop feeling like ten individual ice cubes at the end of your feet, and combine into a single block of warmth.

But then, you already knew that.

Back to the needles.


  1. Love those black and gold socks!! What pattern is that? Would loceto make a pair. I always have socks on my needles, they go with me everywhere.

  2. The black and gold socks are my own pattern. I hope to write it soon for everyone.