Tuesday, October 02, 2007

'tis socktoberfest

yesterday was the first day of socktoberfest! in celebration, i managed to cast on for a mate !


the first socken had been knitted back in may. many socks have been knitted since. but, i got the bug for another mindless sock ... and i do have some goals for socktoberfest (ie: knit some mates !).


also, just for the heck of it, i added another goknit pouch to my collection. i use these little bags all the time for my socks.


and right now, the camo bag is housing the roza's socks. i am using panda wool. i'm still on the fence about this yarn. i'm reserving judgement 'til i finish the sock. the stitch pattern i like very much!


hedgerow is growing at a snail's pace. again, i like how the stitch pattern looks, but i am a slow knitter when i'm switching constantly between the knit and purl stitches of this pattern. it is not mindless knitting, which i find a wee bit annoying.


hmmm ... what's in the blue bag ?!



OMG ! A PAIR ! i love this yarn. it's kaffe fassett's landscape by regia, in the caribbean colorway. i knitted the first one months ago, and didn't document it. so, knitting the mate required swatching all over again. knitting these were mindless bliss ... going 'round and 'round on size zero dpns.

finishing these is what inspired me to cast on the for the pink trekking socks up top. more mindless bliss of 'round and 'round on size zero dpns!


and lastly, a friend found this awesome t-shirt while away on a trip. (ps. it's not easy to take pictures of your own chest !)

i'm sure glad it's finally socktober ! oh yes, i almost forgot, jackie promissed she'd knit socks this month.

11 comments:

kim said...

You are going to have some warm feets this winter!

Esoteric Knitter said...

Love the shirt! And wow, so many awesome socks!!

Stacey said...

A pair!!!! A pair!!!! :) I have some of that yarn in my stash - maybe for Soctoberfest I'll get it out!

Love the tshirt - that is awesome!!!!

jackie said...

yep--that's the deal--you knit mates and i knit my first pair of socks. goal: make a pair of trekking socks. maybe finish that lorna's laces alpine lace sock i started last october. now i just need time to knit!!!

Anonymous said...

Cool socken's and t-shirt! Amazing what the 'coast' can find. I see that 'Margaret' decided on the red bag. Nice choice!! Let's see...socks in size 6...pretty ones and 'un' orphaned!

smelk-o-matic said...

Great socks!! All of them! I really like that Trekking colorway, though - I didn't realize their self-striping ones striped like THAT!

Smiles,
Erin

amanda cathleen said...

I love that shirt!! Too funny.
Lovely stockinette socks, pretty colors!
I really like how all the socks had their own bags! *L*

pat said...

I'm glad the pink trekking sock is getting a mate - it deserves one!
I have Hedgerow in my queue, but have been rethinking after reading your last 2 posts on them...
(I really like your Roza sock too and the T-shirt is GREAT!)

f. pea said...

i am salivating over your kaffe fassett sock yarn. salivating heavily.

Calling on Kahlo said...

I love that t-shirt. It is from Knitting Addiction and they have some great shirts. And the fit is comfortable.

You are seriously knitting up some socks. Are you heading to Rhinebeck this year?

snuggleeeee said...

Is that Kaffe color at the GY the same as your Kaffe sockens? May need to make those Magknit short row sockens in that colorway... serious Hmmmmm............