My socks and I have reunited, but our relationship isn’t quite as obsessive as it was a while back. I do still work on it when I’m on my lunch break at work, or if I need an easy travel project, but I’m on the same pair I started almost a month ago, and I’m not even halfway through the second sock. That’s slow for me. Still, I’m making progress, and I’m quite happy with how they’re turning out. Unfortunately, I’ve discovered something sad: some wool socks make my feet itchy. Especially when it gets warm in the afternoon and my feet get too warm. There were a couple of days when I had to get them off as soon as I got home from work because I couldn’t stand the itchiness anymore. A couple of pairs are worse than others, so I’ll probably give those to the girl. And otherwise I’ll just save the wool socks for the coldest days and hope for the best. I don’t want to stop knitting socks forever, and I do like wearing the fun yarn on my feet.
My other current project is just about as mindless, it’s the Chocolate Diamonds Cowl with my Fiber Arts Expression purple silk/wool. This is my luxurious knitting, all soft and squishy and…well, silky. It’s about halfway done and growing quickly. I’m hoping that I’ll have some time in the evenings this week to get back to my Wonder Woman Wrap. I want to wear it soon, now that it’s getting colder. Plus it would be the perfect thing to wear on Halloween night, while I greet trick-or-treaters!
Perhaps you could try wearing cotton socks under your woollen ones…? 🙂
Haha! I suppose that’s one idea!
I definitely only wear my knitted socks in Winter! They’re so cosy and I love to snuggle my feet into them and know they’ll be lovely and warm all day. I’m not sure I’d enjoy them quite as much in the warmer weather… 😀
Oh yes. I just got tripped up by the darn Midwestern “fall”. The mornings are so crisp and cool that they tricked me, so I’d wear my cozy socks, and then it would get up into the 70s in the afternoon. Now I know to save them for days when it will stay cool!