After some knitting chatter on twitter, I've become rather excited with the idea of Socktober. You guessed it - we're gonna knit socks in October.
So here's the chat; We're going to drop everything else (mostly), and knit more socks than we've ever knit before. For some of us, this won't be difficult - personally, I've never even knit one, so that'll be achievement enough. For others, are you going to try something more complicated? a style you wouldn't normally go for? two at a time?
Join in, set your own goals, and share them with us in the OwlPrintPanda discussion board on Ravelry! (There might even be a prize or two, who knows...).
OR, if you're a sock genius/designer yourself and want to share your pretties with us, share your patterns on the thread too :)
Here are the socks I've decided to kick off SOCKtober with (yes, I know I'm early, I was too excited). They're the owlie socks by Julie Elswick Suchomel over on Ravelry.
Some of my likely candidates for the rest of the month if I finish my Owlies are:
My Cup of Tea by Robin Lynn; free; top-down
Mixalot Socks by Rachel Coopey; paid
Spring Sprout by Jeannie Cartmel; paid; bottom up
Tintern Abbey by Brenda Dayne; paid; bottom up
Crenate by Rachel Coopey; paid; top-down
Winding Way by Tin Can Knits; paid; top down
Rye by Tin Can Knits; free
Tarsi-Grande by Clare Devine; paid
Are there sock patterns you adore? What are they and will you be re-knitting them during SOCKtober?
I always find it easier to knit when others are knitting alongside me, so hopefully I'll be pretty productive this month :p