Thursday, September 30, 2010

Socktober, the funnest month of the year.

Welcome to Socktober, the month where we celebrate all things sock. I am unduly excited about it. I love knitting socks, and I feel like I have not done much sock knitting recently. I just checked and last year I knit 16 pairs of socks, while this year so far I have knit seven, so that explains why I am feeling sock deprived. It's funny, because when I found out that people knit socks, I couldn't really see the point. And then I knit my first pair, and the rest is history - and a very full sock draw.
As well as being about to cast on a pair of socks, I am spinning sock wool. Today is a stunningly beautiful spring day - I just ate breakfast on the front balcony. My plan is to walk down the the shops, stopping at the park to cast on the socks, and this afternoon I'm going to take my wheel onto the balcony and do some spinning.
The Richmond Knitters are doing a BFF knitalong, so I'm off to cast mine on. I'm looking forward to seeing how the look in the different colours everyone has chosen.

3 comments:

  1. Are you off work again?! Jealous! Have a fun day :)

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  2. I'm even a little tempted to cast-on, but I shall not! Besides, you'll already have the first one done by Monday.

    I'm mega jealous by the amount of socks you have knit…

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  3. Looking forward to knitting socks together, yay for socktober!

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