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Friday, 13 January 2006
Footcare for Handknit Socks
As I knit madly on my JayCrossWalker socks,


I note that each sock-worthy day finds me wearing other hand-knit socks I've made (and been gifted with). Like, for example these:



My first ever Koigu knitting

or maybe these:



Lucy Neatby's Fiesta Socks

Or these:




My Mendocino Clock Socks -- for which I even wrote and sold the pattern!

Today, I thought about my socks and their lives ...



This wealth of yummy warmth for my feet has lasted well... my first ever pair of socks is still with me some ten years later, albeit a tad worn, and well-darned.


The yarn has worn thin at the toes and heels, and I'm beginning to wonder if there's enough there to darn yet one more time.

Perhaps I'll re-knit the toes, if I have enough of the left-over yarn (and yes, I still have some and I still know where it is).




It's right there in that drawer where I keep all the leftover sock yarn. You have one of those drawers, don't you? Doesn't everyone??

How have my lovely socks lasted so long? Especially since I'm prone to ditching my shoes as soon as I walk in the house, and going sock-footed for the rest of the day, and that includes occasional forays into the yard without putting the shoes back on? I wash them gently, I never put them in the dryer ...

and I get pedicures!

The beauty of getting a pedicure (besides fancy toes) is that you get to knit socks while having your feet pampered so that they're better inhabitants for the socks. What a lovely cycle! And I've learned that for $7.00, my folks will give you an extra 10 minutes of foot massage. (this does delay the knitting, but it's worth it. I just can't knit during the massage part).

Even so... I make progress....




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Updated: Sunday, 15 January 2006 1:11 AM CST

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