About two years ago I was known to my family and friends as being totally addicted to sock knitting. I have the tubs full of sock wool to prove it! I have every Addi turbo circular needle size to prove it too (I love knitting on 2 circular needles) !
Then something happened.
I could not see to do the fine work of socks. (Fingering weight wool, size 2 needles etc.) It came on gradually. I wear glasses (and have since I was in 2nd grade) and I have had bi-focals for at least 10 years. I sat in the chair one night about 4 years ago and struggled. I pushed through that pair of socks and started two more.
Here they are:
And if that wasn’t bad enough here is another unfinished pair:
They sat in my knitting basket next to my chair since 2008. Unloved. Untouched. Ignored. My eyes continued to get worse, things came up, money wasn’t there, my children needed glasses, job changes…… the list could go on. I ended up switching my knitting skills to working on BIGGER needles , and bulkier yarns (worsted and up). So I went nuts over felting and have been totally enjoying that for the last four years.
Finally it was time for my hubby and I to have OUR TURN at getting new glasses and I have had them for a week and I am in heaven! I can see again! A couple nights ago, I reached over next to me in my knitting basket and pulled out the striped socks. I had one whole sock done and just starting the heel on the other.
Look closely again at this picture (which is the same as the one above) can you see that I am now past the heel and on my way down the foot? Yup, I am “back in the saddle again!” I can see perfectly to do fine knitting and I am totally feeling the sock fever again! I remember telling my husband a couple years ago, after he found these stuck in my knitting basket – “Are you ever going to finish these?” I sighed and said, “Probably never.”
NEVER SAY NEVER!!!!!!
I look forward to sharing sock adventures with you!