Monday, October 09, 2006

Socktober fest!!

I am so excited!! I am at the toe of my Jaywalker sock and I have plans for more socks throughout my favorit month of the year!! But, until I get around to posting pictures, a survey from the lovely Lolly: When did you start making socks? - Newyears eve, (2004-2005) Did you teach yourself or were you taught by a friend or relative? or in a class? - had to teach myslef What was your first pair? - a plain pattern with self verigated yarn that makes a pattern, made up of black, white and the primary colours How have they "held up" over time? - yes, most likely becuse I don't wear them much because I didn't know how to purl so they roll down and noy me What would you have done differently? - learned how to purl so the ribbing would work and they would stay up, join the heel properly so the sock wouldn't be half knit half purl when I was done What yarns have you particularly enjoyed? - self patterning (is that a word?) Do you like to crochet your socks? or knit them on DPNs, 2 circulars, or using the Magic Loop method? - DPNs, but would love to learn to use circulars!! Which kind of heel do you prefer? (flap? or short-row?) - short row (only one I've tried) How many pairs have you made? - 5, but have two on the needles Look forward to sock pictures and who I spent my Thanksgiving weekedn with! (hint: an animal!) P.S. it's my birthday soon! I'm so excited!!!