Thursday, June 03, 2010
Zen and the Art of Sock Knitting
Knitting is cheaper than therapy. Heck, knitting IS therapy. Last week I started my first real knitting project, a pair of socks from a kit I bought. Coincidentally I had a really stressful week at work (and financially). On Thursday I was starting to tear my hair out so I put everything down, went outside and sat on the bench in the sunshine, took out my sock and started knitting ribs. I must have sat there for half an hour, soaking up the rays, watching my sock slowly grow, and I could feel the tension melting out of my shoulders. And all it cost me was £9.99.
Here it is in the early stages. It's made from a lovely German sock wool called Opal, which is variegated and self striping. I'm just about to finish off the toe of this one and then I have the second one to knit, and I'll have my very own, hand knitted socks! I'll put up pictures of the finished product.