9.02.2009

My Socks of Sock Summit

Ah, I will now be trying to be back with blogging a little more. The apartment keys have been turned in, I am slowly adjusting to the commute 4X longer than it was before, and am starting to get into some kind of routine.

So, anyway, I know I never really blogged again about Sock Summit, so I thought I would throw a post or two out into blogland for everyone.

Here are all the socks I knit/completed during Sock Summit.

The first pair I finished were some Monkeys I had started a few days before heading to Portland:When I got on the plane on the way to SS on Thursday, I had just a bit of cuff on sock number 2 going. By Friday I had the pair completed!

The Specs:
Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A.
The Yarn: Creatively Dyed (purchased at Stitches Midwest last year)
The Needles: US Size 2 (2.75mm)
The Mods: I did a picot edge cuff just for kicks.

So, once I had those done, I busted out my Mock Cable Rib Socks I had started for a coworker back in February. I had had one sock done since about March, but had yet to start on the second one. So, I busted that out and by Saturday morning I had those done:

The Specs:
The Pattern: Mock Cable Rib Socks by me
The Yarn: STR Mediumweight in the Harlotty colorway (purchased at The Fold)
The Needles: US Size 2 (2.75mm)
The Mods: I don't know, I just kind of knit the socks. And, I am a little embarassed to admit this, the first one is knit cuff down and the second one is knit toe up. I kind of forgot which direction I was knitting them since there was so much time in between knitting the socks! Oh well. You can barely tell. My coworker, Tim, loves them and that's all that matters.

Ok, so then I got all cocky knitting all these socks so fast and I cast on a brand spankin' new pair with some of the yarn I bought in the SS Marketplace:They are some plain ol' socks and I may have knit them in two days. I swear I normally do not knit that fast, but I had sock fever with all those knitters there and I just kept knitting until literally my pinky finger on my left hand hurt. Every. single. day.

The yarn for the apove socks is from Serendipitious Ewe. I had not heard of them before SS, but I had seen this striped colorway in the Dye for Glory contest on Ravelry, and had to have it. I definitely will need to score some more of that yarn in the future. Very nice stuff.

And, then, finally, I cast on for a another pair of socks on Sunday: These are Devon from Cookie A.'s Sock Innovation Book. The yarn is STR Lightweight in the Sunkissed Sand colorway (also purchased at Sock Summit. This is one of the colors I had been dying to have in the great yarn diet of 2009 leading up to SS). I have not yet finished these socks. Since returning back home and to the land where knitting time does not run at quadruple time (like it did for me while we were in Portland), these socks are about 75% of the way done. I think they will be done in 1-2 days.

Anyway, those are my socks of Sock Summit. It was a good trip. Definitely got my sock mojo back.

Happy knitting!

3 comments:

  1. Oooh, la, la - I am in love with those striped socks. AG is fond of the purple. :) You must have extremely stylish feet!

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  2. Love them all! I can't believe how much you got done. It would take me weeks of steady knitting to do that many socks!

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  3. You Rock! That is an amazing feat ;o)

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