Monday, May 19, 2008

The Singular Joy of Pefect Socks

"Really, there are only two kinds of people who are going to understand about hand-knit socks: those who wear them and know the singular joy of perfect socks, and the knitters who have the pleasure of giving that exquisite experience. Everybody else thinks you must be a special kind of crazy to spend so much time making something that you could buy for $1.99 at the store."

--from At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (quotation courtesy of Carol, who laments that she is not able to knit enough)

1 comment:

  1. Amen!! After I knit my first pair of socks, I couldn't understand why society ever went to machine-made ones. I still think I'm crazy sometimes, when money is so tight, to keep buying sock yarn and taking the time to knit socks. But there's just something yummy (warm/comfortable/cozy - take your pick) about them. I'm hooked!

    Love the socks in your post.



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