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All I knit lately are socks.  I confess, I used to think sock knitters were a little crazy, but after realizing the practicality and convenience of knitting socks, I think they’re on to something. 

There are many reasons knitters prefer to knit socks and I won’t bore you with those details because I’m sure you’ve read them all.  But I will say that as a knitter who lives in South Texas, knitting socks gives me the opportunity to knit year round.  Do I need to knit sweaters?  No ’cause apart from the fact that it’s only “cold” for about three months, I can get great bargains on sweaters at the end of the season, thus saving tons of $$ on yarn.  Plus, I reserve my serious knitting to the winter months since it is cool enough that I can welcome the UFO’s warmth on my lap, any other time of the year and it is pure hell.  Socks are small enough that they don’t have to lay on my lap and provide unnecessary heat.  Hurray for socks!!

So without further ado, I present to you my first cable socks.

 Side

Front

Pattern:  Sensational Knitted Socks Braided Cable w/ Garter Bead
Yarn:  Opal Uni Solid 4 ply
Needles:  US0

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