As I reached the heel of my current sock today I thought to myself “great now I get to knit the heel!” and that I was really looking forward to it. The more I think about it I realise that the heel really is my favorite part of a sock to knit. I guess this is fairly unusual because mostly what I’ve heard of is that people dread turning the heel of a sock or don’t knit socks because of the requirement of a heel. I’ve actually never found knitting a heel to be terribly hard or annoying to do but rather once I get going I really enjoy the rhythm of it. On a similar note I think that my least favourite part of a sock is the leg, it just seems to take so long to make any progress and it feels like it drags on and on forever.
Here’s where I’m at on the socks, this is the Peregrin Socks from the fellowship of the socks collection for my year of the socks challenge. So far I’m really enjoying this pattern actually, the cable pattern is pretty intuitive and I like the look of it. Surprisingly it also isn’t annoying me that there are cables on every row for some reason either which is nice. I might even have to make annother pair of these someday!
I’m curious to hear from other knitters on this idea of a favourite part of socks. What is the part of knitting socks that you enjoy the most or the least and why?