Once the Joey Socks (also knows as the Sexual Frustration Socks or the SOCKS OF RAGE) were off the needles, and off to live with Joey. I cast on for a pair of socks for CWS, my gentleman suitor of the last month or so. (Although to be transparent, which is the point of totally public blogs right - UGH - I still have some pretty strong and conflicted feelings about Joey which were lessened by the completion of his socks, but certainly have not disappeared entirely.)
CWS is particular about his sock colors - and asked for only socks that are predominantly black - although upon further probing I have discovered that he is open to all manner of crazy color combos, as long as black is involved.
These are my first toe-up socks. After mastering the cast-on - the next big hurdle was the heel. I decided to go with a short row heel and followed this tutorial by CosmicPluto. It involved double wraps which were not nearly as complicated as I originally imagined.
I successfully turned one heel last night. And I am happy about it.
These second socks - the CWS Socks - are a lot less emotionally fraught than the Joey Socks. I've been trying to knit them from a place of peace and hope, instead of from a place of needing to knit them to manage my frustration and anxiety.
So yeah, I guess I'm a slutty sock knitter. I talked about it in group therapy last week and my therapist was very concerned that I should also be making socks for myself. I assured her that, yes, I do knit myself socks. In fact I'm almost done with a pair now. They are wildly ugly and I started them back in 2007, but damn it, I AM knitting socks for myself too!