I am working on my next pair of socks!
They are knit in a very simple rib to show off the lovely yarn to the max. I am calling them Kit-Kat socks because the yarn label has a cute kitty on it and I love cats.
Also because the rib looks a lot like a chocolate bar I used to love before I started keeping kosher.
So, as I knit a lot and purl sometimes, I started to think about protecting my brand new pair of socks from the hazards that can significantly shorten a life of a well knit sock.
Of course, the main danger to my socks is… me!
That is right, me. After all, it is I who wear out the socks to the point where they become more of a hole than a sock.
Of course, I can minimize the wear on each individual sock by having a lot of pairs… But I will need a few weeks at least to build up my sock stash. The other sock killer is an ordinary washing machine. And no, I am not just talking about the “Parallel universe of separated socks” theory. The problem with washing my socks in the machine is that the yarn gets “traumatized” every time. With many washings and wearings some of my socks became so thin that I can read the proverbial newspaper through the sole. I tend to walk around barefoot, well, bear-socked. And the floors get very dusty and not very clean with so many people walking in and out all day.
Got to find a solution soon since I got more socks on my needles and I want them to live long and prosper.