Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Happy Socktoberfest!

This year, Lolly is hosting the 4th Annual Socktoberfest! This is a month-long celebration of socks, and I fully intended to follow all of the festivities this month. Every time I finish a pair of socks, they are put into circulation and squished into the sock drawer. I have never counted up how many socks I've knitted, nor have brought them all out to revel in all the colors and stripes. Until today, of course!

As it turns out, I have completed 10 pairs of socks (that's 20 socks, for those of you who are really, really bad at math). But, I did make one jaywalker that was subsequently ripped out, so technically, I've made 21 socks. My first ever pair is the solid blue ones you see below, made in Lion Brand Wool-Ease that I got from a thrift store. My, have times changed!

Unfortunately, at least three of the pairs I knitted early on have become unwearable due to repeated machine washing and me being an inexperienced knitter. I have since learned to make my socks slightly bigger, and am working on putting forth the effort to hand wash them, so they will last for-ev-er. The sock drawer is now full, but I seriously doubt that will stop me from knitting socks.

How many socks have you knitted? Do I have a lot of catching up to do?
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