Enter At Your Own Risk


Any avid sock knitter can tell you, they had no idea what they were getting into when they knitted their first sock. From the outside, sock knitting looks innocent enough. Just another garment to make. Another notch in the knitting belt. Basic ribbing and stockinette. Maybe even some cables if you want to get fancy with it.

Trust me, there is more to sock knitting then just a tube of stitches. Many knitters who have approached sock knitting with this attitude soon found themselves drawn in like a bee to honey and before they could realize what was happening, they were sucked into sock knitting’s lair, never to be seen or heard doing normal knitting again.

If sock knitting is a drug, well here is one of its well-known drug dealers. Ann Budd and her book, “Getting Started Knitting Socks”. Don’t let the cover and layout of this book fool you. It is a full fledge initiation into the dangerous cult of sock knitting.

By the time you learn to turn the heel it will be too late. The dog will learn to use the toilet, tired of begging you to take him for a walk. The children will go hungry and your husband will start posting missing person signs in the bedroom. Turn back. Turn back now, while you still have a chance.

Or, if you think your will is strong enough then go ahead, pick up a sock pattern and start to stitch. But a warning to you all- once you start the heel, you can never go back!


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