My motto is to never be caught without a project, and so knitting socks is my answer to fill a moment of inspiring… compulsion. Portable, easy, fun. Knitting socks is the only garment that always comes out right. I find that any other garment is always a wild card.
Socks just know what to do. They make themselves. All there is for you to do is follow the directions, and you knit a little 3 dimensional package that neatly fits a foot inside of it. Like magic.
I always knit 2 socks simultaneously on 2 circular needles. It only looks complicated. But I never have to go back and knit the second sock as they are completed at the same time.
I actually had given up on knitting until the advent of self-striping yarn. You get a mysterious jumble of colors that makes up the ball of yarn, and as you knit all of the lovely colors keep popping out. The addiction is that you have to knit just one more row to see what is next. Childlike, I know, but I’m really not all that complicated.
Happy creating! ~ Karen