Diagnosis: Second Sock Syndrome

January 26, 2018

The sock is done and looks quite nice. It’s a bit big for my foot, but it’s not meant for me. I don’t know the eventual recipient yet, but I know it’s not me. That’s not a problem.

Knit sock on foot

Here’s the problem: I’ve come down with Second Sock Syndrome. Instead of casting on this sock’s mate, I’ve fallen for a clever yarn and the prospect of a baby knit.

Skein Baby Blossom DK yarn

The trigger was the arrival of an invitation to a baby shower for a marvelous young woman, who’s also a first cousin once removed. As soon as I learned of her pregnancy, I began thinking of what to knit the lucky baby-to-be.

What? That’s not the usual reaction to pregnancy news?!

Before heading to Mom’s house today, I zipped to a nearby yarn store and grabbed a skein of Hayfield Baby Blossom DK. It’s patterned but not exactly self-striping and knits up with banners (kind of like stripes) interspersed with little flowers.

I’m just getting started so you’ll have to trust me on this one.

First inch of knitting

As for the Second Sock — you’ll have to trust me that it’ll get finished someday. I promise to share.

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6 Responses to “Diagnosis: Second Sock Syndrome”


  1. […] I get tempted by another project, I immediately cast on the next striped sock because, you know, Second Sock Syndrome is a […]

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  2. […] I’ll get to the second sock, but for now, I’m having fun with baby […]

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  3. […] who’s counting? There are no knitting stash police. And the Wee Penny is progressing nicely, don’t you […]

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  4. tinaor Says:

    Lovely long rainbow sock!

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  5. Susanne Says:

    This must be how the trend of mismatched socks got started. I look forward to seeing more of that baby knit.

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