For that reason (and a few others) I love hand knit socks! Really. It sounds so funny but once you have hand knit socks on your feet no others really compare. Luckily my mom is a prolific sock knitter. So I have a few great pairs that I didn't even have to graft a single stitch of.
I guess I have been thinking lots about socks lately. I am teaching a sock workshop in Rhinebeck, NY which is super fun. I love watching people acquire new skills & surprise themselves with what they are capable of.
These are the socks my class will be making
Done in worsted weight yarn & #7 needles I think they are a very conquerable sock for newbies to double points or heel turnings.
They are made with my own hand painted superwash Merino and I have a hard time taking them off.
I've also been dyeing some of the most squishy sock yarn - I'm calling it Splendor because it is a blend of 80% Merino wool 10% Cashmere & 10% Nylon and quite heavenly to knit & wear.
Alright, stop distracting me...I have socks to knit!