Saturday, November 20, 2010

Socks

Yarn overs, slipped stitches on thinnest slivers of wood
spaces appear at set intervals, gaps with meaning
sliding and turning
circles of purpose and pattern
music in fibre gradually growing
covering toes with love.


Usually socks have me. They come in pairs and that challenges me. One is fine, but the thought of doing it all over again just causes procrastination of epic proportions. This time however, I have to overcome.

7 comments:

Willow said...

You could pretend like it's another 'first' sock.

Adrienne said...

This makes me laugh ...and feel not so alone - I'm not so good with an encore either. It's a big performance and then I'm done ;-)

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Believe me you will overcome!!!! Just think about how cozy and fabulous those socks will feel once finished and on your feet :)

t does wool said...

Claudia is right...love the post Ally...made me smile~

Renee said...

the first is always more fun to knit! I suffer the same...

affectioknit said...

I think all knitters get second sock syndrome...HA! some knit two socks at once on circs and when they're done - they're both done - and some knit fraternal socks - so they match but are a little bit different...

Florrie said...

Socks.......my obsession and my nemesis...........I knit two or three pairs at once, thereby fooling my knitterly brain that every sock is a first sock.
Not always succesful.......