A Lesson Learned

Quite a while back I learned a really important lesson when it comes to sock knitting. The minute you finish the first sock you’ve got to cast on the second. There is something about the high of finishing that first one that makes the second one go much quicker. So that is what I did.

What you see above is the second sock as of bedtime last night. I planned a super easy dinner (soup and grilled cheese sandwiches on sourdough bread-it was yummy!) and was able to knit most of the afternoon. It was lovely.

Unfortunately today doesn’t hold as much promise for knitting. I’ll be squeezing it in around chores. I hope your Friday will offer you some time to do the things you want along with the things you have to do.

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22 Responses to A Lesson Learned

  1. Colleen says:

    I am a two-at-a-time sock knitter now-second sock syndrome was definitely a problem for me! And I am heading off for a lovely weekend away with knitting friends for a fiber filled weekend of knitting and shopping! A rare treat! Hoping to polish off a sweater and maybe cast on something new!

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  2. Today is a driving day for me, Baltimore to Albany; I won’t get much knitting done! This is the only reason I’d consider a self-driving car!

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  3. ReginaMary says:

    I agree with you on casting on for the second sock. If I am not magic looping, I do the same thing. I absolutely adore these socks.

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  4. cattknithat says:

    Your supper sounds really good. I want to go get some sour dough bread now. I’m not sure how much knitting I’ll get in today.

    I read on another history blog that you can knit two socks at once on dpn’s. https://wp.me/p7PmtZ-5wS
    It sounds terrifying to me!

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  5. Carol says:

    I haven’t become brave enough to try socks yet. I’ve only been knitting about a year and a half, but haven’t branched out much. I need to find a very simple, beginner sock pattern and take the plunge!!

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  6. Kit Dunsmore says:

    I just LOVE this yarn! and you’re right about powering through on the second sock. I once bought three self-patterning sock yarns. I’d get one sock done, then switch to a different yarn, eager to see what it would look like knit up. Result: three single socks and not a lot of excitement about making the second ones. I did eventually get them done, but it took a crazy long time for me to do.

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  7. AJ says:

    I finally tried two at a time socks this time and loved how quick it seemed to go, but yes that first sock has languished for me several times

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  8. I also cast on the second sock as soon as I finish the first sock. If I don’t do that I get sidetracked and make a hat before I get started.

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  9. chrisknits says:

    I went quilt shop visiting with friends and had lunch out. A great day!!

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  10. Alissa Head says:

    I think I might skip the craft con and stay home and knit, and eat a grilled cheese! That sounds so good I might have it for breakfast.

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    • We’ve been having grilled cheese sandwiches with soup once a week for the last month. It is such a simple but satisfying meal:) For my son I use shredded cheddar on sourdough bread. It is his favorite! I highly recommend it:)

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  11. Wow! Great progress on your second sock – you are knitting like the wind! I do socks two at a time, because I know second sock syndrome would be a real problem 🙂

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  12. I totally agree with you about immediately casting on the second one. If I am doing contrasting heels and cuffs then I sometimes cast on the second one while I cast on the first because I find it’s the ribbing for the cuff that holds me back.

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  13. You always have such good ideas for us! Fresh air and exercise is definitely a must. We pray that folks will be sensible and self-isolate to help stop the spread of the virus. Scripture tells us that people were isolated in certain circumstances.

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