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Old 11-06-2008, 01:25 PM   #11
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Thanks, everyone!

I do know that it is okay to not enjoy knitting socks but I was hoping to hear that I wasn't the only one!

It is also nice to hear that not liking socks does not mean I have to resign myself to just flat things like blankets and sweaters -- and also that it is okay to not be skilled in knitting everything from yarn.

Thanks for the hat suggestion! I forgot that hats were one reason I started knitting in the first place -- my church donates hats to the local hospital for newborns and chemo patients. (And probably anybody else that wants one. )

I'll have to check Ravelry and see if they have any good beginner patterns. Thanks again for all the encouragement!
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:26 PM   #12
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to be an accom;lished knitter you SHOULD knit socks, right???????
No. There really are no `shoulds' in knitting. There's shoulda, coulda, woulda, but that's a whole 'nother thing...
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:26 PM   #13
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I think you should never be allowed to knit again... how can you not like socks... ok so if you were here I wouldn't have been able to say that with a straight face... everyone else is right, knit what you like, no better yet knit what you love...

and frog away... frogging those socks may feel good, liberating... there are lots of things you could knit using that yarn....

Glad you've started again, welcome back!
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:13 PM   #14
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I've never had any desire to knit socks! Why? Because then I'd have to buy shoes that showed them off! I'm short so most of my pants cover up my whole foot, so I'd have to get my pants hemmed too. And, what if I like it? Then I'm buying MORE yarn and MORE needles. I'm afraid my life will be consumed by a new obsession!

Micheals did a HORRIBLE thing to me though. They got this really awesome looking sock yarn! And it's fairly cheap too. I'm seriously debating buying some. I have so many darn coupons this week. I have a sweater that would match one of the colorways. (I'm smitten by self-striping/self-patterning yarn!) So, yeah, I may be taken in by a sock-monster soon....

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Old 11-06-2008, 02:56 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by klymyshyn View Post
You may get into it later...
This is what happened to me. I took a beginner sock class two years ago, and thought it was just not for me. However, last year I developed a burning desire to knit Christmas stockings and tried it again. I don't know what happened but something 'clicked' and I've been knitting socks ever since.

I enjoy knitting the different parts of the sock and there are so many different techniques you can use. Before you can get bored knitting one part of the sock it is time to move on to another part of the sock. So, I find that the fun for me is the process of knitting the sock.

Do you think it could be that you just aren't enjoying the 2 circ method? Perhaps you would enjoy one of the other methods better. I tried magic loop and didn't care for it at all, so I'm still using dpns.

If you think you might want to give it another try, I'd suggest knitting a baby sock which is much smaller and quicker, but it still has the same sock anatomy as an adult sock.

However, if you decide you don't like knitting socks then it is no big deal! Frog that sock and knit something you'll enjoy.
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:10 PM   #16
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I agree....Knit what you love.

I, however, could knit socks and only socks forever and be quite happy. In fact, that's what I mostly knit. And everyone loves them too. I find turning a heel and doing the kitchener stitch for toe bind-off to be extremely gratifying and I feel super cool and smart for being able to do it. I'm currently on my fourth pair for Christmas presents (well, these are pedicure socks so no kitchener bind off, but that's okay).

So, in conclusion, if you don't want to knit socks....don't. More sock yarn for me!!!!!
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What a fantastic idea!!!! When beginning socks knit a Christmas stocking 'cause if ya don't wanna - you don't hafta build the second one! Love it!
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Originally Posted by klymyshyn View Post
What a fantastic idea!!!! When beginning socks knit a Christmas stocking 'cause if ya don't wanna - you don't hafta build the second one! Love it!
Ha! That was what I thought too - knit one and you're done.
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:38 PM   #19
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I have knit socks.

I do not like knitting socks.

I no longer knit socks.
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:29 PM   #20
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Haven't read all the replies, so this might be a repeat.

Here's the deal. If you WANT to knit socks and are struggling with it...maybe taking a class would be the way to get you "over the hump" and feeling more comfortable with it.

However, if you don't WANT to knit socks,then frog away, and move on to the things you DO like.

No sense knitting something you don't enjoy. Everybody doesn't have to knit everything.
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