A few years ago, around Christmas time, I had a sudden hankering to join a sock knitting club. I was drooling over Cookie A Sock club on Ravelry. Sometimes it is better to want things and not have them, than to want them and then have to knit socks.
I can still remember the total and complete joy I had when my first package arrived. The first batch of yarn came with this cute muslin bag and a card. I must have been feeling really organized that day, because I immediately put together a binder with the card in the front. That so rarely happens around here.
Sock Knitting Club
I found page protectors and everything! In this particular club, not only do you get sock yarn and patterns, you get cookie recipes. Thus the name, Cookie A Sock. Pretty cute idea, huh? Can you guess how many of those socks I completed? If you guessed zero, then you are correct.
What have you finished?
The very first month’s sock was this beautiful red yarn called Alisha Goes Around Richness of Martens and the pattern is called Wayward Socks. When I was knitting the first sock, I would work intently in the living room, scrunching up my face with concentration. My husband said, “I’m so glad to see you enjoying your Christmas present.” I think I stopped making faces after that.
I’m sort of proud of the fact that I did manage to finish one sock. Not long after that I did get started on the cuff. Which is where I’m at today, the cuff. I’m really hoping to knit the mate so they can live happily ever after.
What about you? Have you joined a sock knitting club? Did you like it or regret it? I know for myself, I am not the type of person that should be joining any kind of club. Mostly because I can’t commit myself to finishing.