I was thinking about picking up stitches the other day, because sometimes I think about those things. I had thought it would be terrifying and ridiculous, but when I worked my first heel on my first pair of socks, it wasn't a big deal. Maybe the instructions in I Can't Believe I'm Knitting Socks were incredibly clear. Maybe I'm just a natural when it comes to knitting socks. Maybe you can do anything if you have a good tutorial.
Maybe it's a mix of those things, minus the joke about my preternatural sock skills. I do not have sock skills. But I'd like to make another pair soon, and I'm going to make sure I have this video playing when it time for me to pick up the stitches on my heel flap.
Because I totally did it wrong last time! Of course. Like I said, I was joking about having sock skills.
But I did enjoy the Basic Sock Pattern and I love self-striping yarn and I would like to try more patterns from I Can't Believe I'm Knitting Socks. And now I know some more things about picking up stitches! And I think I'll use a crochet hook, too. Leaps and bounds with this sock-knitting business! And I had fun the last time I made socks. I'll have even more fun when I've got a better understanding of how to work on those tricky heels.
Having some warm socks and having the slightest inkling about how to make them well?! I really can't think of anything more fun than that.