Thursday, November 08, 2007

Knitters run amok

Last night my Virginia friends' knitting group went a little crazy and dreamed up a year-long project for everyone to do. This morning Penny called and informed me that because I was not there (Guys! I've been gone for almost two years now!) I was volunteered to do a double-share in the project. (Knitters can be vicious!)

The project (which I think was Meg's idea) is for the group to use six different patterns and knit one pair of socks every two months. A sock a month. We will then each have six pairs of socks for ourselves at the end of a year. It's a great idea. I think most sock knitters end up knitting socks for everyone but themselves. I love the thought of six new pairs of socks for me!

I pulled all my sock books off the shelves and looked for patterns that aren't too complicated, and that I like - since I have to choose two patterns (and I do think that's a bit unfair...).

I finally ended up with two patterns from Nancy Bush's book, Knitting on the Road: Sock Patterns for the Traveling Knitter. I chose Conwy:

And Hiiumaa Mismatched Mates:

We'll share our patterns and as we each finish a sock, take a picture and email it to everyone else in the group.



Blogger Tammy said...

Sounds like fun! I like the patterns you chose too.

4:24 PM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

Gone, but not forgotten. I think they're trying to tell you something. I like the sock patterns you picked.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

Oh, my! You may need to try and be present at the next meeting. There's no tellling what you will be nominated for :)

Dana in GA

PS My feet are freezing right now. Time to switch to the closed-toed slippers.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Jennie C. said...

I just bought a sock book and some yarn and some of those tricky looking double pointed needles. I'm looking forward to giving socks a go!

7:40 AM  
Blogger Donna Boucher said...

All three of those socks are great!
Will you use reinforcement for the heel?

10:12 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks, Tammy and Tracy!

Dana, I wear open-toed Birkenstocks year-round, but with wool socks in the winter.

Jennie, you'll be amazed at how easy socks are to knit!

Donna, no reinforcement. Because my Birkensocks have no heel, I haven't ever worn out sock heels - or toes. But on the ball of my foot - yes, after several years.

10:44 AM  

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