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Old 12-29-2008, 11:06 PM   #1
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Feelin' kinda guilty
Confession: I really do not enjoy knitting socks. *gasp* As a knitter - I feel guilty. Once I knit my first sweater - I was hooked! And now I cannot even seem to finish a sock let alone a pair!

Does anyone else feel this way?
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:07 PM   #2
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I don't overly care for knitting socks either....
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:19 PM   #3
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Don't feel guilty!!! Not everyone enjoys knitting the same things. Knitting is supposed to be enjoyable and make you happy. If sweaters are your thing, then make sweaters.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:43 PM   #4
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Why should you feel guilty? I've been knitting for the best part of 30 years and don't want to do socks. (I have a sock book I got as a gift if anyone wants to do a trade, btw...) I have no interest in Fair Isle or intarsia or even stripes, I do my color work by using multicolored yarn. And though I like the look of cables, I find them too tedious to knit; would much rather YO, k2tog in lace than do cables. So enjoy knitting your sweaters and do your own thing.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:57 PM   #5
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No need to feel guilty! I have a thing for hats and socks, but I know some people go gaga for sweaters or scarves or shrugs or... whatever! Whatever you enjoy is what you should knit It doesn't matter what everyone else likes, it's about you!
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I think the last two years my knitting resolution (one of them) was to learn to make socks. So maybe I'll try this year? Maybe...
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Why feel guilty? - knit what you like :-)
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Don't feel guilty. It's ok if socks aren't your thing.

I do love to knit socks. However, I switch it up with other projects, otherwise I'd get bored. I went into sock overload the last few months for presents, so I'm done for a bit, even though I have 2 pr OTN.

What I would love to knit is lace, or a sweater, but I'm not sure I have the patience or the smarts.
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Nope, can't do socks...The thought of Fair Isle frightens me as well as intarsia (although I did "master" stripes)... I don't have alot of knitting time, so to do several pieces of an item, them seam them tog is not my"thing" ...When I knit a "gift" it's usually a hat...You can do them in the round, on straights, big, small, cheap, expensive, a few colors, lacy... I think you can use any technique with a "hat"...Oh yea, gotta love the sock yarn...I have tons ( I have to with 2 strands held tog)!!!!!
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:07 AM   #10
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Are you feeling guilty cuz you have a lot of sock yarn in your stash?

I have only turned out one pair of plain socks but I can't stop buying sock yarn (I literally can't stop, I'm in a sock yarn club). So I'm feeling a little guilty too. I had a total disaster with the Jaywalkers pattern and I just can't bring myself to cast on for another pair yet. Eventually I'll have to since my stash space is limited.
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