A few days ago in a fit of creative optimism, I started a pair of crocheted socks. To prove it really was a fit, I bought this color because it was all they had at the end of a sale–not because I liked it. In the dark corner of my mind where the self-doubting monster lurks, I reasoned that it didn’t matter since the likelihood of these actually turning out was somewhat slim. Better to use the earthy tones and not be disappointed.
It started well. I learned new stitches– Fdc (foundation double crochet) and FPtr (front post treble crochet). It wasn’t until I got to the heel and the turn that I began to worry this was not going to resemble a sock. But I hung in there. If nothing else, sheer stubbornness would see me through.
Now I just have one problem. I have to make another one!!!! That’s the problem with socks. You aren’t done until you’ve done it twice. This is not a project for instant gratification. Still…I will try other sock patterns. They’re not as intimidating as I made them out to be. Do you think it helped that I didn’t notice it was for “Experienced” crocheters until I was finished?!
If I can do it, so can you. I’ll even send you to the free pattern from Lion’s Brand Yarn. Click here and get started! Oh, and buy yarn you love! Not the straggler in the bin.