September 11, 2009 12:04 AM
Just 5 minutes ago I finished knitting my first sock! I’d probably have to say this is my main accomplishment this week. After all, I have been working on it on and off for a few months. I know, it took me a few months to knit just ONE sock, but it’s my sock and I made it. The best part is that the sock actually looks like a sock AND IT FITS on MY foot (I’m wearing it right now)!
There’s no way I’m blowing this out of proportion. For those of you that are already lean, mean sock-making-machines, then awesome for you. But for those of you that have never tried to knit a sock, try it first and then reassess your judgment of my feeling of accomplishment. It’s a lot harder than it looks.
Knitting definitely isn’t a trendy hobby for college kids these days. It’s more therapeutic than anything else. I started crocheting when I started college to relieve stress. I needed something to do that would result in some useful product that I could make with my hands. Besides, crocheting or knitting has saved me from falling asleep during some quite long and somewhat dry lectures. My old roommate was given a MCB 102 scarf for her birthday… seriously! I ended up knitting for a change of pace so that more projects would be within my reach. It may have taken me a few months to knit a single sock, but that’s because I wasn’t stressed during the summer, and coincidentally didn’t feel the urge to knit. So after making a sock, what’s next?
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