I have a finished pair of socks to show you today but I feel like I need to make a confession first. It’s a little monumental. Ready?
Socks aren’t really doing it for me these days.
There. I’ve said it.
To answer the obvious question, yes, I am still knitting socks. I just don’t really love it anymore. It could be because I have a sock drawer full of socks. It could be because I have limited knitting time these days and I’d rather knit things I need than things I don’t need. It could even be because my life has changed and I don’t spend a lot of time at meetings, school concerts, and other occasions where I need to have mindless knitting in my hands. Whatever the reason, the fact is that I’m not excited about knitting socks.
Nevertheless, I finished these beauties for Hannah’s birthday back in September. Technically they are my August socks as they are the 8th pair of socks I have finished this year.
The yarn is Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Yarn in the color Neopolitan. It’s Julia’s original base yarn so it’s quite different from the base she uses now.
And they are, indeed, beautiful. The colors are muted and the stripes are perfect and Hannah is thrilled with them.
I am, too, of course, even if I’m not thrilled with sock knitting at the moment.
I know it happens, this loss of sock knitting mojo. I just never thought it would happen to me.