As someone who discovered the addictive skill of sock knitting some ten years ago you can imagine that despite giving many away I have a sizeable collection at my disposal. I have to admit to being an enthusiastic sock wearer. I tend to dress in quite neutral colours so hand knitted socks give me an opportunity to add a bright pop of colour to any outfit.
Mind you, the size of my collection can lead me to become rather slack in the regularity of my hand washing. I have posted pictures of my washing line full of socks before. I can reassure you that my habits have not changed.
This time, however I thought I would have a bit of a closer look at the collection. I washed over thirty pairs which, whilst not the entire sock drawer full, is a pretty representative sample.
First I looked at the colours.
Five blue pairs
Two grey pairs
Four yellow and orange pairs.
Two red pairs
Five purple pairs
Three pink pairs
Three brown pairs
Five green pairs.
It would appear from my sock knitting habits that I really haven't met a colour I didn't like!
The collection is also divided pretty equally between vanilla socks and those with patterns, whether it be knit and purl combinations, cables, lace or colour work.
Overall I think my sock drawer speaks rather eloquently about why I continue to find knitting socks interesting and satisfying. They can be colourful, comforting, challenging, decorative but above all, warm and useful.
I'd love to see what's in your sock drawer.