Surprising as I have made 8 pairs of socks in 3 years. I just don't like knitting socks. The knitting is not hard and I love wearing hand knit socks but I don't enjoy knitting it. Here is the down side to this acknowledgement. Socks are great gifts and I have given away 5 pairs of those 8 as gifts. The recipients loved the socks and I loved giving them.
So with this said, why did I just purchase some awesome sock yarn? And not just any sock yarn. The cream of the crop Socks That Rock sock yarn. This yarn is raved by every knitter that has touched it. And I didn't just buy one skein. I bought 2. Ok, one is for me and one will be a gift to a friend.
Now a normal person (read non-knitter) would be wondering right now, "Why would she spend good money on sock yarn when she does not like knitting sock?". (The knitters know that great yarn can be considered art and don't have to have a purpose.) I have this theory. Maybe I have not enjoyed knitting socks because of the yarn I have used? Maybe this yarn will be so wonderful that I will want to do nothing but knit socks! And I gotta tell you, I wish my sock drawer was filled with hand knit socks because I love wearing them so much. So welcome to my experiment. I have not cast on yet because I am a one project knitter and I am working on my cardigan. But soon, very soon I will cast on and my fate will be decided. Will I have a drawer full of socks of my own creation or Wal-Mart's?