Monday, March 17, 2008

The Sock Experiment

As you may remember, I am knitting these socks as an experiment. I have knit several pairs of socks over the years but did not really enjoy the knitting process. My hypothesis is "If I knit socks with great yarn and pattern I will enjoy the process." To test my hypothesis I am using Socks that Rock pebble beach colorway and the ever popular Monkey pattern.

I am 60% into the testing stage of the scientific experiment. Sock one is complete and I am ready to turn the heel of sock #2. The testing is not completed but I think at this point I can analyze the data and draw a conclusion. (are you impressed that I remember 5th grade science?)

The yarn is a dream to knit with. Not only is it beautifully dyed but it is great yarn to begin with! The Monkey pattern is fun too. It is easily memorized and is not so complex that I have to think while knitting these. I believe my hypothesis will prove correct! As long as I knit with great yarn, matched with a fun pattern I should be able to continue sock knitting. It will take some time to fill my drawers with hand knit socks but now I know it is a possibility.

Sadly, since I can't put the sock knitting down and have little free time to knit everyday the cardigan has been ignored. Here is a poor picture of it but at least it will give you an idea as to the work in progress.

2 comments:

Debbie said...

You're fast I say! F.A.S.T! My cardigan was sooooo much slower...you should see my shawl...I'd show ya...but there's nuthin to look at! Yep...fast fast fast...

Gosh...my feet are cold ...ha!

no knitting for me...I'm making cards. Maybe some knitting tomorrow. Right now...my heart lies somewhere in the garden...but it's still frozen solid....what does that say about me lololol....

Wool Winder said...

After knitting my first pair of socks, I didn't really think I'd ever knit another pair. But, I enjoyed wearing them so much, that I knit another pair and then another and...
now I always have a pair on the needles. The Monkey sock looks great!