SSS SOS : Second Sock Syndrome

17 Jan

I thought I was ready for a simple sock pattern. I have really polished up my knitting skillz in the last few months, I have made hats in-the-round (continuous knitting with double pointed needles, around and around in circles) and I have done basic shaping with increase and decrease stitches. So why not try and make some socks right?

Wrong.

I have made about 5 sock legs from 3 different “basic” sock patterns. They all had to be ripped out after screwing up the heel. But practice makes perfect!! Here is Day 1 progress with this pattern and the overpriced corresponding “sock yarn” from the same company.

And I finished this sock today:

And now I understand what knitters call “Second Sock Syndrome” because I think I totally have it. The excitement of completing this pattern is over- been there done that- I want to move on to a new pattern, a new challenge. Not repeat this pattern, in the same yarn, to get the exact same results!! My husband overheard the term while we were I was watching a Knit and Crochet t.v show on PBS the other day, and has been predicting this would happen. He knows me too well.

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2 Responses to “SSS SOS : Second Sock Syndrome”

  1. ashley January 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    How crazy is it that we both blogged about SSS within 10 minutes of eachother?!?!? Actually, I was whining in the dark, not knowing there was a syndrome name! Thanks for the 411 on hating the second sock/bootie/mitten/legwarmer.. Your sock is beautiful btw! You have crazy knitting skillz girl 🙂

    • beccasimplified January 17, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

      Omg- too funny. Great minds think alike!! I have to try those baby uggs you made- they might be the cutest knit baby gift ever.

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