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It’s all about knitting socks

I’ve got some sock fever going on over here. It’s all about knitting socks for me lately. Look at this:

THREE pairs of socks going on. Seriously, this has never happened. The amount of WIPs I have right now is getting silly. I keep telling myself NO MORE NEW PROJECTS! Then I get sucked into some that I have to cast on right now.

Broken down, these are the socks I’m currently knitting:

Monkey Socks these are knit with Regia Bamboo:

Crystalline Lattice Socks – I just cast these on today:

Oh the things a just cast-on sock can become!

This past week I finally sat down, figured out the math, checked my gauge and cast on for my Sockapalooza 4 Pal’s socks:

The color in the photo is pretty spot on. I like how the cable pattern I picked out is coming along. I’m using Lanett superwash wool, which I haven’t used before. I find it to be quite soft and it makes a great sock yarn even though I had my doubts when I found it in the baby yarn section at my LYS. I don’t think the fact that it’s 100% wool makes it less sock worthy, either. I know that most sock yarns have something to make them a little more elastic, but these are pretty stretchy on their own. Considering my pal lives where it gets quite cold, I’m hoping that these will be extra warm for those cold months!

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Okay – Knitter’s Connection!! It’s next week! I can’t believe it. It feels like this month has gone by so fast and I can hardly believe it’s almost time to go. I’m very excited. This will be my first ever knitting related convention. I’m a little sad I’m going on my own, but I’m sure I’ll still have a blast. I think I’ve about got hotel arrangements down (staying where the event is is out of the question – too expensive if I can’t split the cost with someone) as well as the parking situation for the time that I’ll be there. Trying to figure out food and what kind of budget I’ll be allowed for yarn while I’m there (I’ll totally be using my Stash-a-long free day for June here!). I still need to get my “homework” done for the classes, but I’ll work on that this Sunday.

Alright… off to more knitting and planning for my trip next week. More knitting updates soon!

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I’m a thirty-something who works in finance. I live in Cincinnati, OH. Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today! I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts. In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there. I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)

3 thoughts on “It’s all about knitting socks

  1. Socks are just a bit too addictive aren’t they! I have set myself a goal to knit four pairs in the next couple of weeks, so there will be no excuses around here! What yarn are you using for your Monkeys? They are very pretty.

  2. I love your socks! The black/white ones are my fave right now. I think I need to finish my rpms, but I really want to cast on for more! We’re all addicts. LOL

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