Monday, February 7, 2011

Sock-of-the-Month Club

If you have been reading my blog for a while you will remember that my favorite thing to knit is socks.  I am crazy for them!  They are fun, portable, and there are so many different patterns and ways to knit them you could never get bored.  I have been itching to cast on a pair of socks lately.  Especially with my Autumn Haze afghan getting too big to lug around. 


Last year in January I had a great idea to match up some of my sock yarn stash with patterns that I wanted to knit.  I could bag them up and they would be ready to go.  My own sock-of-the-month club.  Well, I never got around to actually bagging them up and I think that was my downfall.



I am getting a late start this year but I am excited about using my stash and knitting some of the patterns I have always wanted to.  I meant to just start by bagging up 6 but I couldn’t stop.  It was just too fun shopping out of my stash!


 Anita is going to do it to and we would love anyone else who wants to, to join in!  You can knit the sock pattern we are knitting or another one that you’ve been dying to knit.  Sometimes Anita and I will be working on a different pattern.  It is all about knitting what you want to.


We are starting with the Diagonal Lace Socks in the book Socks From The Toe Up by Wendy Johnson.  


I am using this gorgeous Heritage Paints sock yarn by Cascade.  It is red with bits of dark blue in it.  I can’t wait to see it knit up.


Let me know if you want to join in and what sock pattern you are starting with.  This is going to be fun!


Alexis said...

Great idea! I am working on a pair of socks that I started is December... and they are kid size! I will watching and marvelling at your sock knitting and might join in when I finish these!

LiahonaGirl said...

Hi Trisha. Is there a good beginners book for knitting socks that you recommend? I've wanted to try it for so long -- but haven't yet.

Jackie said...

I'd love to but I can't keep up. I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines though!

ritad said...

Knitting socks is on my bucket list. I just can't seem to handle the four needle deal........would love to know how.

Lou said...

I've been sidetracked by mittens! It's a new love affair...

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

I'm making my first pair of socks. Plain vanilla in Kroy's Denim Jacquard. My ravelry id is harvestlanelaura. Are you on ravelry?

Pamela Nees said...

Just found your it! I, too, and a sock knitter FIRST, but love to quilt and sew cute things for my 8 grandchildren! I find that it takes me about 3 weeks or so to knit a pair of socks, but I usually am doing other things, too. I love this idea! Have many patterns and sock yarns ready to go!

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