...But could someone please explain to me the obsession with sock knitting? I've knit socks, and here's what it seems like to me.
1. You knit on tiny needles, working excellent detail, in order to put them on your FEET and then into SHOES.
2. They wear out way too quickly, because of #1. Therefore, the [time to create] vs. [time to enjoy] ratio is way off.
3. The cost ratio of [socks in the store] vs. [socks to knit--both yarn and time] is also way off. I'm not saying that any of us knit to save money, but this is extreme--$30-40 for the sock yarn, hours and hours to knit, when you can find fine, comfy socks for a quarter. of a dollar.
But there are a lot of smart, creative people who knit socks. So I'm asking you, please explain it to me. Convince me to try again.