Crafts, Thoughts

Socktober

October 21, 2018

It is socktober and temperatures are certainly dropping in my little corner of the world. During the day, I dream of snuggling up in front of the TV, drinking a warm beverage, and cuddling with my furry babies. When I come home from work and take off my fancy office shoes, I tend to reach for cozy handknit socks to keep my feet warm for the rest of the day. I have a sizeable collection, but haven’t woven in the ends on most of them because until this year, I hadn’t really worn any of my handknit socks. Shock! Horror! Why would I knit socks and almost never wear them? Well, I really enjoy knitting them because they’re very portable and the perfect project to work on when you don’t want to think about a pattern or just want to knit a few rows on the tram to the office.

At the beginning of the year, I decided to focus on making garments because, depending on the pattern, that also involves a lot of easy and mindless knitting in stockinette stitch (in the round), just like socks. Some people call garments body socks for a reason. Of course they are less portable, but certainly more needed in my wardrobe. For this reason, I have only knit a few socks this year. However, since I have been wearing my socks more and more frequently, I feel tempted to cast on all the socks. As it would be crazy for me to cast on all the socks right now (I have committed to knitting quite a few gifts for christmas — psssstt!), I have decided to compile a “socks-to-knit-list.” You’re welcome! So much inspiration!

Milky Chai Socks by Danielle Jorge

© Danielle Jorge

Forever and Always Socks by Danielle Jorge

© Danielle Jorge

Longing for Gotland by Pia Kammeborn

© Pia Kammeborn

Soft & Strong Socks by Hanna Lisa Haferkamp

© Hanna Lisa Haferkamp

Selbu Socks by Skeindeer Knits

© Skeindeer Knits

As meias dos corações by Rosa Pomar

© Rosa Pomar

Honey Bee Dance Socks by Helen Stewart

© Helen Stewart

Galiano Socks by Tracie Millar

© Tracie Millar

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