I've always sort of been known in my knitting group as being a bit of a fanatic when it comes to knitting socks. I'd say at least 75% of my knitting time is dominated by knitting socks. Ironically, I've gotten away from socks for a short while again but now I'm back in full swing.
One big reason why is that I was sorting out the good, the bad, and the ugly knitted socks out of their designated drawer in my dresser and I'm down to an alarmingly low amount of handknit socks... it's true! I wore through a lot of my socks last winter. Soles have disintegrated, a few pairs have even gotten felted in a few careless loads of laundry. All of the sudden I'm feeling a little panicky and like I need to crank out a pair (or ten).
What is a great way to jump start Socktober? Well with the Through the Loops Mystery Sock Knit-along of course! I cast on during naptime this afternoon and didn't get up until I finished clue #1 on both socks. I've never knit two socks at once. I am really liking this concept though, because then they'll both move along and one won't be lolligaging around waiting for a mate for
I'm not doing two socks on one magic loop... but two socks on their own magic loop. I'm also not alternating row by row, but section by section. I think I'd get mixed up if I did it row by row. If all goes well, I might knit my socks like this from now own.
So this post kicks off the month of Socktober and my love for all things handknit-socks! I hope to post more in the coming weeks about my progress and about other fun things as well... my favorite sock yarns, sock needles, sock patterns, good shoes to wear with knitted socks, stash flash, sock drawer stash... let the fun begin! I hope you'll be working on some socks this month as well.... Happy Socktober, my friends.