Sometimes a bit of relaxing, rather than mentally taxing, knitting is just what a person needs. My latest sock design started that way and ended up as one of my favorites. Quail Trails Socks feature elegant little cables formed by the clever use of slipped stitches. My sample pair is knit in Serendipitous Sock, a delicious merino-cashmere blend by DY3 Hard Fibre Arts. Pampered relaxation at its best!
After hours spent darning my father's supply of size 13 socks, I've turned my attention to my own worn-out pairs. I just can't bear to part with even a single sock, considering the time spent knitting, the cost of materials, and the simple fact that I love every pair. But darning has lost its appeal.
The perfect compromise is to replace the worn sections, which typically seem to be the soles under the ball of my foot, by reknitting. It's a win-win solution... I'd rather knit than darn, I'm using up bits of leftover yarn from the first knitting, and I'm extending the life of my socks.
Check out my tutorial page for instructions on resuscitating your own handknit socks!
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