I’ve had a long love affair with handknit socks. I’ve knit a few dozen pairs, both elaborately patterned and plain, but in the last couple of years, my enthusiasm for making handknit socks seems to have waned. For example, these socks were finished a couple of months ago, but I have no idea when I started them.
Now that they’re finally done and photographed though, I love them. While all handknit socks are special, handspun socks are a particular treat. These are just standard top-down 64-stitch socks with my usual heel flap and toe, but the yarn makes them far from boring. They’re fraternal, but I think that’s part of the beauty of handspun yarn.
Some friends of mine have mentioned making socks a priority in 2011 and digging up some of our precious skeins to make basic stockinette socks. Since I’m not sure I have the energy for intricate Cookie A socks right now, I think that sounds like an excellent idea. After all, I have plenty of gorgeous sock yarn to choose from!