Happiness is... a new sock knitter

It's a thrill that never gets old no matter how many times I see it. The thrill of teaching someone the basics of sock knitting and watching their eyes light up as suddenly they get it.

The smile when they realise that because the right side is always facing them, they don't have to purl to create a beautiful, flat stocking stitch fabric. The huge grin on their .ca e as they turn the heel and realise that for the first time they have managed to turn their 2D flat tube through 90 degrees.

And the sense of accomplishment when they Kitchener stitch the toe stitches closed.

It's a thrill that always fills me with joy and it's one of the many reasons that I teach sock knitting to others. I can't think of a better way to spend local Yarn Shop Day than by sending off 6 new sock knitters into the world.