Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Knitting Socks...and Wearing Them Out

I knit my first pair of socks five or six years ago.
Today this pair wore out. They were probably the third pair I made--and my only all violet pair.  I'll have to check my stash for more violet yarn.

I think this was one of two pair I made with Tofutsies yarn.  I do have more skeins of Tofutsies, but, clearly, I'm going to have to reinforce the toes next time.  Wondering what other knitters use to reinforce toes [and heels?].

If I hadn't just placed an order with Knit Picks,  I'd be sorely tempted to order even more  yarn.

I don't know if it's worth the effort to try to re-knit these toes with left over yarn.

Undoubtedly, part of the reason these wore out so quickly was because when I first began knitting socks, I knew nothing about negative ease.

Ah, well.

Happy quiltmaking...and knitting...and merry making....


Gene Black said...

I don't knit so it amazes me that people knit socks. Knit Picks is dangerous to my wallet. I have ordered yarn and other weaving supplies from them.

Paula, the quilter said...

I have a very large stash of the Wooly Nylon spools that are used in sergers. If I can remember to do it, I will add it as another strand of yarn for the heels and toes. It is strong but lightweight. Try it. It works.

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