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?

7 comments:

petunialu said...

your socks are so beautiful! I have only completed 3 pairs so far, so you are way ahead of me!

Lolly said...

what a lovely collection of socks and colors! i look forward to seeing what you create this month!

muchadored said...

I've only knitted 5 pair; my first, which are huge and Jason now uses as bed socks; a pair for my Grandpa; two basic toe-ups for me; and my favorite, my monkeys. I can't participate in Socktoberfest because, well, my knitting time is zero right now, but it's fun to think about my future sock plans!

Veronica said...

Hehe! Ravelry shows 16 pair... not including several that I've given away as well as one pair that mysteriously went missing!

I have way, way too much sock yarn and have 2 pair going right now and a 3rd one planned... now I just have to wear them more often!

Kristin J said...

I really like all your color choices. It must be so satisfying to see all of your socks laid out like that. I admit that I have no idea what you are talking about when you discuss needle types and sizes. But I sure like the finished product.

joanne said...

Cool sock picture.
I think I have knitted at least 5 pairs. Maybe 6 or 7, not sure.
I also did the magic stripes purple/blue/gray one that you've done. It's hard to find that yarn. Did they stop making it, or do i just go to the wrong places?

knittinandnoodlin said...

I love all of the socks! I can't wait until I have a drawer of hand-knit socks! I have knit six socks, but only two pair...one is a pair in progress, and the other...well, it turned out great but I can't muster the courage to knit the other sock with all of the plain stockinette.

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