Like 'em? ;)
This project took me a few months (!) from start to finish. So much longer than I've anticipated. But that's how it is when you're learning something new.
- You have to go through each step several times (at least) before you can memorize it by yourself.
- You have to wait for someone to show you the next step (or get lost in the Google's rabbit hole).
- You make 14215125 mistakes. You rip and re-knit 99 times.
- Life happens and you don't have time for silly things like knitting, so it gets sidetracked for a week or two.
- You procrastinate when you have to figure out something new, cause you don't feel like "thinking" that day. And another. And...
- You finally finish it. Then you spend a week tweaking the stitches to make it look perfect. Then you realize that you CAN'T make it perfect.
But you know what? I wouldn't trade all those hours of
making mistakes learning for anything. I enjoyed the process immensely. It relaxed me. It was my meditation, my stress-reliever, my medication. I've learned to be patient (knitters must be the most patient people on Earth!). I've learned to let go of perfectionism. And most importantly, I've learned to make socks. ;)
So this is my first pair, but I actually made my first sock last year. One sock unfortunately isn't enough to memorize the process and remember how to do it after several months. But while completing my 4th sock, I can proudly say that I finally know how to knit socks without needing a reference. Well, almost. :) And it gets so much faster with every new sock! I'm curious how much time it's gonna take me after a few pairs.
This is Mr. Socks. My first sock. He brings candy to good children. I had one when I was a kid (made by my crafty grandmother) and I wanted to continue the tradition.
He brought Slovenian chocolate today! <3