Why Oh Why

Explain to me why the second sock goes so much faster than the first. Does the Knitting Goddess bless the second one? Does she try the knitter when the first sock is being knit to insure that the knitter is worthy? Or is the knitter just sick of knitting the same yarn and pattern? What is your theory?

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17 Responses to Why Oh Why

  1. Wendy says:

    I figured I just knew the pattern by heart by then, but the knitting gods just might be bored with me by then and have better things to do than toy with me like the old gods used to do with we wee mortals. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜†

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  2. Evelyn says:

    I don’t know, but the ride home from anywhere is always shorter than the ride there, too! πŸ˜‰

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  3. Alissa Head says:

    I think it’s knowing the pattern better. Are you sick of it?

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  4. kathyreeves says:

    I think familiarity makes it go faster!

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  5. I don’t think it is knowing the pattern, because I knit a lot of vanilla socks, but the second one still goes faster. I think I knit the second sock faster because I’m sick of that yarn.

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  6. My theory is: you know how to navigate the 2nd sock. The 1st is unexplored territory. Also sometimes I knot the 2nd faster cause I’m eager to take the photo of them on the blockers. πŸ™‚

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  7. Is there more careful counting with the first and with the second you are knitting by comparing to the first?? I knit 2 at a time so mine take the same

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  8. I usually knit two at a time also – or at least each section alternately.

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  9. Knitting boredom is the problem. I’m having that issue with the second sleeve of my Koivua sweater. I already did this, why do I have to do it again, wails my inner child. I hope to get the inner child under control this week!

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  10. Olivia says:

    I totally agree with Wendy.

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  11. I think it probably is knowing the pattern better, but I like your theories better!

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  12. salpal1 says:

    Lol no idea, but it seems to be true!

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  13. Stefanie says:

    You are such a fast sock knitter!

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  14. I like your theories. But I have noticed with projects that I’ve knit more than once, the second time always goes faster. I think it’s because once you know the pattern, you can just do alot more things automatically without having to pay as close attention. It’s a good balance to the first time when you have to be extremely focused on what you’re doing. πŸ™‚


  15. That is a lovely red sock!

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