Trekking XXL Socks (in a denim-y colorway)

Trekking XXL Socks (in a denim-y colorway)

Although there seems to be a great divide among knitters — those who love to knit socks and those who don’t — I somehow fall in the middle.  I occasionally like to knit socks.  That is, I don’t obsess about knitting socks, but once in awhile I get an urge to splurge on some pretty sock yarn.  My favorite is Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock.

My preferred method for knitting socks is two circulars (I knit hats this way too), and for my last pair I tried the two-at-a-time method with two circs.  I liked it.  It’s slightly fiddly, but once you’re done, you’re done — no Second Sock Syndrome!

I rarely wear my knitted socks with shoes, by the way.  To me, they’re more like slippers: to be worn with jammies around the house, which allows for funky freedom when picking sock yarn colors.  This pair above, with the ever-growing stretched toe stitches, has kept me warm for a few years.  I’ll miss ’em.  But after my afghan and two garments (I’m about 1/3 of the way done with Aleita), I’ll welcome a little sock knitting.  I’ve got some Louet sock yarn standing by…

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