Sad, I know. Only five pair of wearable socks for the season! And, notice how many of them have blue? I’m wearing mainly brown and khaki right now. Oh, you noticed? There are six pair on the drawer? Well, that end one, it sports a hole in the toe and several in the heel area. I think the pair is done for, kapoot, beyond repair. Repair, you say? Yes, we do have darning eggs, but evidentally not on the website yet :(. But, back to pair #6. Boohoo! My favorite, I’ve been wearing yearly for about 16 years!! Yes, I wish I knew what brand that was. It had a card of reinforcing thread tucked in the ballband and it was a German brand, if I’m not mistaken. It’ll come to me or I’ll find that reinforcing card somewhere. I did reinforce the heel area, but it turns out the back of the heel is where I wear my socks out. And the toe itself if not the ball. Now I know where to reinforce as I knit and I’m apt to doublestrand my yarn just for those sections since I now use the Sweet Tomato Heel and short row toes. Lest you think I have no more sock yarn to knit with, let me assure you I have three pair started sitting next to my desk and a half dozen balls of yarn in a box that is going home with me to be popped onto the knitting machine for the tubular sections. My feet WILL be warm this winter!
How many pair do you have ready to wear??
How many are you going to knit before freeze?
What is your favorite sock yarn of all time?