Monday, October 13, 2008

it's socken season!

... though, it's always socken season en mi casa. i have read threads on different message boards on various knitting related websites, people posting, "why knit socks?" i never leave an answer. it's one of those things that if you have to ask, you probably don't need to.

but, for those of us who do knit socks, and lots of socks, we have wonderful events like lolly's socktoberfest, and ravelry's year round sock knitter's anonymous.

and sometimes, no event is needed because the reward is happy feet ...


basic top down 64st sock on 2.25mm needles in sockotta.


and after a basic sock such as that is finished, i often feel the need to get another one on the needles. some people only work on one project at a time. those people probably finish what they start. me? i need variety ...


basic top down 68st sock on 2.25mm needles with tofutsies.


the basic socks are mandatory, as they provide a break from knitting socks like this one.


the last sock here is komet from ravelry .
komet is one of the design options for this month's challenge on sock knitter's anonymous. though this design is not particularly challenging, the pattern is not written for novice knitters, and the fit can be a bit tricky in a pattern that incorporates both lace and cables. my favorite thing about this pattern is its dimensionality.

komet knitted with 2.5mm circs and jaeger's matchmaker merino 4 ply.

7 comments:

Mouse said...

Wow, lace and cables? You're brave! All of your 'socken' look great..

Esoteric Knitter said...

Always great socks!!

pat said...

oooh - I like Komet! I was deciding between Komet and Binsenwhatever and chose Binsen... - I may have to do Komet too - I love the lace/cable combo!

Stacey said...

Love the Komet socks - lace and cables! yay!!!

painter girl said...

Komet is so pretty and feminine. Love it!

amandacathleen said...

ohhh ahhhh, love the komet socks, the movement with the cables and lace beautiful! I'm so happy its sock season again!

aquaknits said...

The Komet socks is looking lovely, but I love your basic socks too. Yay for variety, you're getting lots done!