Friday, 14 October 2011

Socks for absorbing knitting energy

I work on these socks (there is another one floating about half-done)

With bonus marks on left foot from having it tucked up under me
when I haven't got the brain power to do anything more complicated than ribbing, stocking stitch, bit of fiddling, stocking stitch, bit of decreasing, end. I think I'm always going to have a boring functional sock on the go somewhere to absorb extra knitting energy when I can't face one more chart row.

These are in Noro Kureyon Sock, and while this is truly terrible yarn, funnily enough I quite like it when it's become a sock. It looks rustic. And it's not as rough on your feet as you think it's going to be. I've no idea how that works because it's so rough while you're knitting it it feels like they've done it on purpose to annoy you. But, there may be more Noro socks in my future. And, if I ever feel the need to create a nice multicoloured hair shirt, I'll be able to use it for that as well.

5 comments:

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Self striping is super for plain knitted socks, all the fun of colourwork without the effort!

Marushka C. said...

That's a great idea -- and a mighty fine looking sock!

Sharripie said...

The one time I knit socks from Noro Kureyon was the only time, as I hated working with it. But once they were washed, they softened up beautifully and became my husband's favorite socks. It might be worth giving the yarn another chance, since he'll eventually wear them out, but I'm not sure when I think I can put myself through that much discomfort. If only the colors weren't so lovely...

Denise said...

I sit on my left foot too.

i can't get past the feel of Noro in the store, to be tempted to bring it home with me.

Karen said...

I hope you finish covering the left foot; I would hate to see the whole foot turn blue. It's only October, but I expect you're colder than I am already.
Karen in Houston