a one-of-a-kind prototype colorway of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock (currently in the sale section)!
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How much time a week do you think you spend knitting? Would you like to spend more time? Or do you think you spend the perfect amount of time knitting?
In a regular week, I knit up to 20 hours a week. This is usually at night or sometimes when James is napping and I'm watching TV or something from Netflix. But if the store is crazy busy, like the past month, I could knit as little as 2 hours a week. Since becoming a mom, I don't have the big chunks of time that I used to on weekends to just sit and knit all day. I used to really enjoy doing that, and now looking back I wish I would have realized how luxurious that was and remembered that feeling so I could draw from it during busy weeks. Knitting is my most important form of relaxation, so it's ironic that during the busy time when I could especially benefit from it, I absolutely can't do it.
I've heard non-knitters balk at the cost of a skein of yarn and wonder why one would knit socks when you can simply pick up a bag of them at the local big box store for so much cheaper. For those non-knitters, I compare knitting to their hobby of choice or to going out to a movie. A movie is about $9 for 2 hours of entertainment. But if it takes me 16 hours to knit a pair of socks, and I can get an superbly hand dyed skein of merino/nylon Denali for $18.50, that's only $1.15 an hour, versus $4.50 an hour for watching a movie. And after knitting the socks, I not only have something to show for it, but feel good about doing it.
I think that's why socks are the perfect project for me. I can finish them in a couple weeks time, even if I don't have tons of time to knit. And I feel an almost immediate sense of accomplishment. I'm not a fan of seaming and finishing work, so I don't have to think about that when finishing a pair of socks. Instead, I can just slip them on, or put them away for later gifting. It's really satisfying to have that sense of accomplishment, isn't it?