This Louisiana gal has discovered what her northern knitting sisters have known for some time: there is a winter antidote for the sock knitter’s blues.
On a moment of inspiration, I began knitting Christmas mittens for my beloved father-in-law. His hands have now been twisted by arthritis; I can’t imagine how he could be comfortable in gloves. He lives in a frigid, mid-western state and needs the warmth. I’ve used Wool Ease because my mother-in-law died last Thanksgiving day. Single men should not be required to deal with felt-able wool, eh?
How does this relate to sock knitting blues? Well, my friends, if you are used to knitting fingering weight yarn on #1′s, try the instant gratification of worsted weight on #3′s. It makes a lovely, dense weather-resistant fabric that seems to just fly off the needles. Good for the psyche!