Clockwise from top right: 1. Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder // 2. Pavo Slipper Socks by Chrissy Gardiner // 3. Checked and Square Socks, Top Down by Lara Neel // 4. Irish Oats by Cabinfour // 5. Wendy's Generic Toe-Up Sock by Wendy D. Johnson // 6. Leyburn Socks by MintyFresh // 7. Laule'a by cabinfour

Most of the socks in my dresser are stolen from my mother's sock drawer. She is not happy about this. For some reason I find the notion of purchasing socks to be really tedious - maybe that's because, like sweaters, I know I have the ability to just knit them.

Well, I've never knit socks before, and never really had the inclination to do so...until now! Between the folks on Instagram who make knitting socks look so fun and the fact that my favorite pair of socks were handmade, I have never been more inspired to knit a pair.

I've compiled some choice patterns above. They're all bomb, but I think my favorite might be those Irish Oats by Cabinfour (bottom left). I want them. And given that I'm constantly losing my socks as well, I kind of need them. 

Though I've affirmed that I will stay monogamous to Epistrophy--I think that's the only way I'll get 'er done considering she's not a better sweater--I'm finding it hard not to dive into my better sweater leftover yarn stash. Actually, Better Sweater No. 8 is lace-weight and might make a nice sock yarn when held double or even triple. We'll see. It would also make an amazing sweater!