Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Sock of the Month Club Without Rules, and more.

So the “Sock of the Month Club Without Rules” is on. Annie, Alice, Mary and I, are already in. How about you? Since many of us seem to have been bitten/ infected by the highly addictive sock-bug, we are looking for ways to regulate the habit! So the no rules are- whatever other WIP you got going, we are ok with it. Try to limit your sock knitting to one pair a month. Here is the fun part- you can do any sock you want, with any one or combo of yarns, from stash, or buy new yarn for it, or from stash, but buy one to replace it, or, your sister in law gave it to you to make for your niece- everything goes baby!!! The trouble is- too many sock pattern choices, right? I am almost ready to “declare” my May socks. The runners up are the bubble wrap socks from the sock bug (just checkout her circle of 75 pairs of socks in all the rainbow colors!) or Dave’s basketcase. Both pairs will look nice in Koigu, don’t you think? But I also have a lovely Lorna’s lace, (soft, ever so soft!) which I am itching to try.
I have finished two pairs last month, but only knit 3 socks. I have started the one pair 3 years ago, and did the second sock last month…
In case you are looking for the perfect pattern, here, and here are free sock patterns. also some places for technique- 2 Socks on 2 Circulars, toe-up, and short row heels. (thank you Franklyn for the short row heel tip)
I also finished the reversible hat and than I had two days without any “real” knitting- oh no!! I have been playing a bit with my idea to make patchwork socks (I love patchwork which some people call modular knitting or mitered squares.) and looked at the mermaid, who is waiting some pattern clarification from Amy.

The New York Project Knitaway was a great success. You can see the photo album here, and my piece here. The next meeting is about receiving a skein of yarn from the person sitting next to you, yarn that they don’t like- and you have to make something with it, as a solo or in combo with others. This is what I got- I can definitely work with this!
I forgot to take a photo of what I gave Annie; I’ll have to ask her to post it.






I have also started on Monday May 1st my Everyday Project. I will take a picture of this pond everyday on my way to work. Yes, I am one of the lucky people who can walk to work, through the lovely Central Park.

9 comments:

Annelie said...

"Sock of the Month Club Without Rules" sounds cool and something even I might manage. My skills isn't that great yet but simple socks I can knit for a start. Where do I sign up?
Love your picture from "the Park". Like to follow the changes in nature.

aija said...

Cool :) I'm almost done w/ the basketcase socks, they're super fun.

Annie said...

I think there is a sock club without rules - http://sock-it-to-em-kal.blogspot.com/ I'm in either way, but only one pair a month? I need to make 3 pairs this month! Trying hard to find a good pattern for manly socks for DB...using Koigu KPM. Will post sock stash soonly. :-)

Mary, Mary... said...

That sock rainbow scares the bejeesus outta me. Can I post a stash rainbow? The basketcase socks are next in the queue. Do you want to set up a separate blog for SOTMCWR? Like I have any idea about html etc...E-mail me at meknits@yahoo.com if you want to mull it over--No Rules RULES!
gpkzweae

Rebecca said...

Got your comment on my blog (thanks!!) and yeah! You're a sock knitter! I'm trying very hard to have the patience to learn but DPNs are not my friend. I love your pictures of the pond, I work south of the Park and don't get up there often enough.

Cheers!

gail said...

I will be watching your pond. Here in Wisconsin we don't have a lovely Central Park, but we do have other beautiful places. Your pond reminds me of a park in Barcelona, where we lived for 2004-05. Just a block from our apartment was a small park with a pond, gardens and a cafe. We will return to BCN for a month (June-July) and I will take a photo of the pond for my blog--to compare.
As for the sock--I will do the Potomapos (or however you spell it) from Knitty. So many people have posted photos of this sock and it is always gorgeous. Meanwhile, I am finishing my first Jaywalker pair.
But, how will I generate enough lefotover yarn to complete my Full Body Sock Blanket????

Rebecca said...

I've bought sock yarn but haven't decided which pattern to try for my first sock - any suggestions your links are so great!

Rebecca said...

forgot to say that I would join your club if I knew how to get started! I have some reggia and some knitpicks parade and jig (the cotton one - it's my favorite so maybe save that for a future month)

Anonymous said...

Hi i love reading you new blog.. it has given me so many new blogs to read and patterns and stores.. and wow you have only been going since March.. well you have made a huge impact for me.. i would like to join the meet up in the IBM building.. when does that one meet and i am waiting to write to Annie, wait is that you? i'm so confused.. it is too early for me to be up.. but foot surgery yesteray the 2nd one in 2 weeks has thrown me totally out of wack.. thanks.. Karola eyeknit4u@aol.com