Last week I blogged about my wretched first attempt at knitting a sock and my perserverance (or perhaps perversion?) in going right on to starting a second sock. I frogged the first sock; the second sock is knit from different yarn and is a slightly different pattern so it's first in a new pair of socks, not a match to that first ugly sock.
I like the portability of socks. At this point in my sock knitting life, I need to pay attention at certain features: the heel flap, heel turn, gusset, etc. Basically, anything that's not straight knitting or an easy pattern repeat like ribbing. This pattern offers a lot of stockinette, which is nice for when you want to knit while doing something else, e.g., watching tv, in the car (as a passenger, of course!), waiting for an appointment, etc.
Perhaps because I pick up and put down knitting, it does seem like knitting this new sock will, like a Celine Dion song, go on and on. But I'm in this knitting thing for the journey and the relaxation so if relaxation goes on and on...well, sounds like a good life to me.
Here's where I'm at with my sock:
This sock is coming along quite well. I'm very pleased with it. I am, as the football players say, taking it to the house with this one. Right now I'm knitting the stockinette of the foot. Tried it on last night -- carefully! -- and it fits well, too, so I'm happy about that. I like the creativity of my hobbies, but I want them to be useful as well so a poorly fitting sock dissatisfies.
If all continues to go well, perhaps next time I post about my sock it will be because it's finished and I've started on the mate! It's the small things in life.