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October 20, 2005

Second Sock Syndrome


Everyone goes through it. Why am I any different? I started this pair of socks in July (end of) I finished up 1 sock a week and a half ago and immediately cast on for the second. Why am I having trouble finishing this pair of socks? I love the color. The yarn is okay, I wouldn't get it again though. It is Knit Picks Dancing yarn. Am I bored with the pattern? Nope Wanna know why?


Vesper Sock Yarn that's why. I am even using the same pattern! What's not to love right?

Posted by beth at October 20, 2005 12:28 PM


I love your socks! How is the sweater coming along? Show up more spinning!!

Posted by: Audrey at October 20, 2005 01:23 PM

because making two of something kind of stinks. I have that problem with gloves...

You make the best socks. I love them.

Posted by: toni at October 20, 2005 01:36 PM

Yep, I have to agree with you about the Vesper sock yarn. Much nicer! So, did you have to wait for your yarn to be dyed or was it in stock? And if you had to wait, how long was the wait? Just curious because it appears that there is currently none on stock at KPixie.

Posted by: Jeanie at October 20, 2005 01:42 PM

Yup, really nice yarn will do that to you. I put myself on the mailing list for the Vesper sock yarn to be notified when more comes in. BTW, how much does a skein cost? And do you need 2 for a pair? Just curious ... it sure looks like yummy!

Posted by: Rhonda at October 20, 2005 02:27 PM

I love how the first sock you pictured is pooling - very cool. And those Vesper socks are certainly drool-worthy!! I wish I could get in on some of that loveliness!

Posted by: Lisa D. at October 20, 2005 04:39 PM

Those look great- it seems like that Vesper is hard to score, glad you're having fun with it!

Posted by: Cathi at October 20, 2005 05:36 PM

How fun! I love the vesper sock. So bright and happy!

Posted by: Karma at October 20, 2005 05:54 PM

Oooo! I can see why Vesper is distracting you! It looks neat! :)

Posted by: Andrea at October 21, 2005 12:09 AM

Stop me if this is a silly question, but is it possible to do two socks at once using the double circular needle method? I tend to get stuck between items when I have to do two of the same thing (socks, sleeves, etc.). I can't remember who suggested it, but someone told me to knit both things at once and then I would not only have a greater chance of the items turning out pretty similar in size, shape and such, but also I wouldn't have to jump that hurdle of starting the second one. I just found Cat Bordhi's "Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles" at the library and am itching to try out the method, but I haven't come across anything about knitting two at once yet. Any thoughts?

Posted by: Rachel at October 21, 2005 05:47 AM

Oh yeah, I'm having second sock syndrome as well. I think it has to do with the little amount of time I actually have to do any knitting. School has really eaten into my free time and my knitting is suffering for it. I'm hoping to finish my second sock this weekend (amid the study I have to do for a midterm... we'll see)

I love the second sock you started. It reminds me of a watermelon!

Posted by: Erin at October 21, 2005 08:00 AM

Love both socks, question, why wouldn't you use dancing again? What are your likes and dislikes on the yarn?

Posted by: Rebekah at October 21, 2005 10:42 AM

Yeah, Beth, your post brought up all kinds of guilt for me ... I've had second sock syndrome twice recently and have managed to go into denial that those projects even exist ... until now. Maybe we should come up with a list of creative uses for one sock! Here, I'll start:
1. Give to local animal shelter filled with
pet treats.
2. Fill with potpourri and hang in the closet.
3. Make into children's hand puppets.
4. Do penance for your past knitting related
sins (like excessive stash enhancement
or not frogging out a mistake)and finish
the second sock
I'm sure there are more ... perhaps your readers will add on.
Have fun at the Alpaca Show!!!

Posted by: Susan at October 21, 2005 01:28 PM

You can do it, I know you can, both socks deserve attention. You know how socks act when they feel neglected! Pretty soon it'll have to be medicated for depression. Poor little sock =(

*laughs like the Pilsbury Doughboy*

Posted by: April at October 22, 2005 09:09 AM

What pattern are you using? I haven't made socks beofre, but yours look great, and I have a skein of Vesper sock yarn just itching to get on the needles.

Posted by: Susan at October 22, 2005 11:37 AM

that vesper sock yarn has been calling my name for a while now....do you think it matters that i need more sock yarn like i need a hole in the head?

Posted by: jacqueline at October 23, 2005 01:00 AM

or give it to me! i don't match my socks & would find a single hand knit sock quite useful... i need to advertise that somehow so knitters can give them a home, i'd trade fun things for them, too!

Posted by: erica at October 27, 2005 08:53 PM

Hi... I love those Dancing socks (even if you don't)... which color are they??

To avoid second sock syndrome, it's not hard knitting 2 socks at the same time on 1 or 2 circular needles...


Posted by: Jessica at February 3, 2006 08:55 PM

Love your vesper sock. Just received some vesper yesterday and wondered what size needle you used? I am starting out on size 2, but seems a bit loose to me. Thanks!

Posted by: Sarah at February 8, 2007 09:43 AM

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