I love wearing knitted socks, I'm not sure exactly what it is about them, the fact that a lot of love has gone into making them, the perfect fit, the yummy soft feel, the warmth.....
Luckily I also love knitting socks. Here is my current sock stash, I have knit probably twice this many pairs, but have gifted quite a few pairs, and a few have died a slow death as well.
I have knit in sock races, and I love joining in the monthly knit along on the Solid Socks Group, for lovers of solid and semi solid yarns. There are a lot of sock groups on Ravelry, but this is my favourite, for laid back, friendly knitting a-long! Evelyn is also hosting an ongoing sock Knit A Long in her Ravelry Group which is lovely and relaxed (and rule free).
Currently I have 3 pairs of socks on the needles. That is a bit of a record for me, I usually stick to one amongst my other projects.
Basket Weave Rib socks.
I personally like to knit my socks using the magic loop method, using a longer circular needle (My preference is 60cm long, but 80cm is good too) I just find it easier than juggling Double Point Needles, but I have been known to knit socks that way too!The needles I am using at the moment are ChiaoGoo Reds, I LOVE fixed circulars for socks.
I got a few more skeins of sock yarn the other day, so what better post to share them in...
Have you given socks a go yet?