So 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.