The imperfect socks

crochet socksSo my biggest gift making challenge this Christmas was a pair of crochet socks. When I first got the idea to try my hand at sock making back in September, I didn’t think it would be a big deal. Of course, one thing scheduled after another, and all of a sudden it was mid-December and the balls of sock yarn sat untouched. I still thought I would be fine, I mean how hard can socks be, really?

Well, now I know. They are tricky. Not impossible, but definitely tricky. Part of the problem was the pattern I was using. The book simply didn’t explain the process well enough for me to visualize what the heck I was supposed to do. I spent a great deal of time staring at the crochet instructions, reading the words, and having no clue what to do. I like the designs in the book, but I finally had to search online among crochet blogs to get some clearer instructions on the technique. Having figured it out now, I think the next pair might be less brain-stumping. However, this first pair of socks are quaintly imperfect. I’m eager to have some spare hours to give another pair a try. Goodness knows I could use a warm pair of colourful socks to see me through the rest of this Alberta winter.

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2 thoughts on “The imperfect socks

  1. If they are imperfect – they are perfectly imperfect!
    I love them! And I am super happy that I got such a special pair of socks from Santa!
    (not to mention that they keep my dreams warm and colourful)

    1. I’m glad you love them so! It was definitely a good learning experience. I have some more colourful yarn to make another pair, so I will have to show you those when they are done.

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