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Aug 8, 2018 00:13:25   #
grannykeever
 
I have tried to make socks over the past 18 months. I was successful making slipper socks with worst weighted yarn. But no matter how hard I try or what learning pattern I use, I can't seem to make it past the leg. I swear I have restarted AT LEAST 15 times and make major mistakes so that I need to restart. My husband (not a knitter) says I need to keep trying. My son says I'm not trying (again not a knitter.). I am so frustrated I want to cry.

I started crafting again as a relaxation technique. My other crafts give me relaxation. When I make hats and dish cloths so does knitting. I think I just want to go back to them. I have All this sock yarn I would .like to use. But I feel down right sinful for using it for hats instead of its intended . I make hats out of worst weight for homeless vets..

Any sincere advice would be appreciated. Selling my yarn is NOT AN OPTION for me. Thank you in advance for your advice.
 
Aug 8, 2018 00:17:10   #
Specialtyknitsetc (a regular here)
 
I have not tried making socks. I don't want to make socks. I refuse to make socks. I don't wear socks - haven't for 70 years. So why would I make socks? For those who do, I applaud you!
Aug 8, 2018 00:19:36   #
crafterwantabe (a regular here)
 
I don’t make socks either. I just can’t get it. Maybe just give it a break. Do the crafts that help you relax. Then someday try again. Not everyone makes socks... it’s ok not to make them....
Aug 8, 2018 00:20:41   #
Beachgirl1000 (a regular here)
 
grannykeever wrote:
I have tried to make socks over the past 18 months. I was successful making slipper socks with worst weighted yarn. But no matter how hard I try or what learning pattern I use, I can't seem to make it past the leg. I swear I have restarted AT LEAST 15 times and make major mistakes so that I need to restart. My husband (not a knitter) says I need to keep trying. My son says I'm not trying (again not a knitter.). I am so frustrated I want to cry.

I started crafting again as a relaxation technique. My other crafts give me relaxation. When I make hats and dish cloths so does knitting. I think I just want to go back to them. I have All this sock yarn I would .like to use. But I feel down right sinful for using it for hats instead of its intended . I make hats out of worst weight for homeless vets..

Any sincere advice would be appreciated. Selling my yarn is NOT AN OPTION for me. Thank you in advance for your advice.
I have tried to make socks over the past 18 months... (show quote)


Knitting socks is not required! You can use your sock yarn for other things. It's fingering weight, and I have made scarves and shawls with it, and there are many other projects using that weight of yarn. It's not a sin, I promise!

Also, tell your son for me that maybe he should learn to knit himself instead of criticising his mother!
Aug 8, 2018 00:26:19   #
lyd
 
I have never tried socks, on my bucket list. You could always make a wrap to wear.
Aug 8, 2018 00:27:43   #
Katee4 (a regular here)
 
I've never been all that interested in making socks until recently. I started with these worsted weight socks.

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-peasy-socks-for-first-timers

I've worn them around the house as slippers, although they haven't held up all that well. I probably will try making others. But if you don't really want to make them, you certainly don't have to. I have also heard that making them toe up might be easier than top down.

Best wishes.
 
Aug 8, 2018 00:28:31   #
ouijian (a regular here)
 
Beachgirl1000 wrote:
Knitting socks is not required! You can use your sock yarn for other things. It's fingering weight, and I have made scarves and shawls with it, and there are many other projects using that weight of yarn. It's not a sin, I promise!

Also, tell your son for me that maybe he should learn to knit himself instead of criticising his mother!


You have my full support. I have very sensitive feet and hand knit socks hurt.
Aug 8, 2018 00:29:31   #
laceluvr (a regular here)
 
Is there a yarn store near you? If so, ask if they have a sock knitting class. Do you know anyone who is an experienced knitter who has knit socks & could help you figure out what isn't working for you. Craftsy has specialized online classes for beginning sock knitting that you buy. Sometimes they offer 50% off their classes. Lucy Neatby has very good videos on CD that teach beginning sock knitting. You might check your local library to see if they have them. Most libraries let you check out video CDs free for a week. There's always YouTube; but not as good as someone who can help you in person. Good luck.
Aug 8, 2018 00:38:51   #
grannykeever
 
Specialtyknitsetc, beachgirl 1000 and crafterwantabe. Thank you! I really don't know why I even started trying. I think I saw so many that could, I wanted to join in. I think I'll go back to hats and regain my sanity.
Aug 8, 2018 00:51:02   #
berigora (a regular here)
 
grannykeever wrote:
I have tried to make socks over the past 18 months. I was successful making slipper socks with worst weighted yarn. But no matter how hard I try or what learning pattern I use, I can't seem to make it past the leg. I swear I have restarted AT LEAST 15 times and make major mistakes so that I need to restart. My husband (not a knitter) says I need to keep trying. My son says I'm not trying (again not a knitter.). I am so frustrated I want to cry.

I started crafting again as a relaxation technique. My other crafts give me relaxation. When I make hats and dish cloths so does knitting. I think I just want to go back to them. I have All this sock yarn I would .like to use. But I feel down right sinful for using it for hats instead of its intended . I make hats out of worst weight for homeless vets..

Any sincere advice would be appreciated. Selling my yarn is NOT AN OPTION for me. Thank you in advance for your advice.
I have tried to make socks over the past 18 months... (show quote)


I found that I did not truly understand sock construction until I had actually made a pair. If you are determined to make socks perhaps you could sit down with a sock knitter and learn by observing.
Aug 8, 2018 00:53:08   #
knittingaway (a regular here)
 
Look up Sockit2Me’s sock pattern. I now consider myself a sock addict and all because of his wonderful pattern. If I can it, you can!
 
Aug 8, 2018 00:58:31   #
Specialtyknitsetc (a regular here)
 
Sockit2Me or not, I stick to my original post. 😛
Aug 8, 2018 00:59:59   #
diamondbelle (a regular here)
 
I have absolutely no interest in knitting socks, for me or anyone else. On the rare days I wear socks, they're always cotton. I walk around my house either barefoot or in socks in the winter. My tile floors would destroy knitted socks. DH has already worn through a pair of knitted slippers from walking on the tile.
Aug 8, 2018 01:04:23   #
sheherazade (a regular here)
 
Knit what makes you HAPPY!!
Aug 8, 2018 01:19:08   #
Hudson (a regular here)
 
Me! I wear shoes so socks seem like a huge waste of time when I would just cover them up.
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