I have always wanted to try my hand at knitting socks. Some of the yarn colorways are so pretty and the idea of a quick smaller project appeals to me. But one problem I have is that I am super picky when it comes to socks. I can't bear to wear lumpy bumpy socks.
But just maybe if I try really hard I can handle lumpy bumpy socks. Maybe they will not even be lumpy bumpy and I just have a pre-conceived notion when it comes to hand-knitted socks.
So say I get over my lumpy bumpy sock issues. What about stretching? I am worried that the socks will stretch out. Does sock yarn stretch out?
I think the main issue that has kept me from knitting socks is that I would be afraid to wear them. I worry about them getting worn out after spending so much time to make them.
So a question to all of you sock knitting gurus....What do I need to know before I start?
Are they lumpy? Bumpy? Comfortable? Does sock yarn stretch out or does it bounce back? Do they wear out quickly?
Ummmm...sorry, I guess that is more than one question. :-)
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