Second Sock Syndrome

If you are a sock knitter, you’re probably familiar with SSS, Second Sock Syndrome. You have finished one sock, you are happy with it, but you don’t feel like starting the second one. Which is logical, since you already know you can do it, and you don’t want to do the exact same thing over again, right?

I just finished one sock.


And while I am very happy with how it turned out, it did take me quite some time to finish it. I can blame this on two things: I cracked a dpn and I tried out a new heel, the yoyo heel (aka boomerang heel).

I could not find new bamboo needles in the shops I visited, so I had to order online. Luckily, Hobbydoos always seems to have what I want. And while I was ordering anyway, I got myself a couple of dpn caps. They are shaped like a mitten and a hat, don’t they look cute? It’s as if they make sure that the dpn points don’t get a cold ­čÖé

While I used a Dutch heel on the previous pair of socks that I knitted, I wanted to use a yoyo heel this time. I did have to start over once, but since I had to start over the Dutch heel four times, I do think the yoyo heel is easier. It’s not perfect (yet), but I think I like this heel better. I’m a fan!

So, taking these things in mind, the second sock should be easier and faster to knit. Still, I’m starting to appreciate Harry Potter’s Dobby’s view on socks: never wear two identical socks, it’s boring.

Picture by glockart.

2 gedachten over “Second Sock Syndrome”

  1. Guess what? This problem is no problem when you knit socks for my sister (and that is what I am doing right now). My sister always wears different socks, which means you can knit one single sock for her, or two different ones, or three… It just doesn’t matter. I imagine that anyone knitting socks dream about such a sister! ­čśŤ

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