Sock time.

The leaves are turning colors as the weather turns chill, which means it’s time to pull out all my thick handknit wool socks and assess them for repairs. Time to dig through my stash for the right weight of yarn. Never mind the color, this is how they turn into Frankenstein socks.

I don’t know how I manage it, but I never wear the socks evenly. That is, both socks in a pair don’t wear out their heels or toes at the same time. I get wear either at the base of the heel or the ball of the foot, and often where I’ve switched from one color to another, even if both yarns were equally sturdy.

It looks like I’ve got enough charcoal wool I can make a new pair as well. Socks is a good project to carry around: small, simple, productive.

Page updated Sat Oct 18, 2008, 13:39 PM

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