Socktoberfest goals and my sock-knitting history

4 10 2006

I did manage to create a Flickr account, now to get some photos actually uploaded.

My goals for Socktoberfest are:

1) finish hubby’s Jaywalkers ……one is done and on the other I’m working on the decreases after the gusset.

2) knit the mate to my best sock ever……in KP Simple Stripes to fit my almost 4 yr old daughter.

3) knit my first pair of socks for me toe-up!

For my socks I have some KP sockyarn I kool-aid dyed in a fruit punch colorway. Now to choose the right pattern. Hubby’s Jaywalker sock is waiting on new dpn’s to be purchased as one of them broke! (I prefer bamboo.) Now on to Miss Lolly’s sock questionaire!

1. “When did you start making socks? Did you teach yourself or were you taught by a friend or relative? Or in a class?”


Well I started my first pair as my “Knitting Olympics” project this year. The Jaywalker pattern was chosen for hubby and I’m still trying to finish them!! I taught myself with the help of online tutorials.



2. “What was your first pair? How have they held up over time?”


See question #1 answer.


3. “What would you have done differently?

Um…gone up from size 1’s to 1.5’s in dpns.



4. “What yarns have you particularly enjoyed?”


Well I think this question is referring to sock yarns specifically so I’d have to say so far I’ve been happy with the KP Memories sockyarn. I’m anxious to get ahold of some Koigu and some Cherry Tree Hill Supersock.



5. “Do you like to crochet your socks? Or knit them on DPN’s? or 2 circulars or Magic Loop method?”


I do have one pair of crocheted socks, more of a slipper sock but I guess they count. I wouldn’t make any more that way though. They are really rough on the feet. I usually wear them over another pair of thin socks. I prefer to knit them on 5 DPN’s but I guess to be fair I should probably try the other methods as least once! hehehe….



6. “What kind of heel do you prefer? Heel-flap or Short Row?”


I haven’t tried the short row but I am loving the fit and the structure of the heel-flap.



7. “How many pairs have you made?”


Well…………………… by the end of Socktoberfest, I will have finished 3 pair if everything goes as planned. With yarn for 4 more pairs waiting in the wings.



Well I’m off to join the My First Toe-Ups knitalong! Happy Knitting!


October is….

2 10 2006

Many many things to me. It is the first real taste of fall, my favorite time of year. It is Socktoberfest!! It is the month of my only sister’s birthday. It is a chance to lose another 10 pounds. It is the beginning of my Christmas planning. It is the month I am determined to get back to my Flylady routines! It promises to be a full month. I am also taking an online income tax preperation course with Jackson Hewitt in order to work for them starting Jan 1. There won’t be much knitting content today, I have to make the trip to the laundromat, homeschool the kids, do another chapter in my course, and I have an on-site lab tonite. More knitting content and PICTURES tomorrow hopefully! Have a blessed day!