Friday, January 30, 2009

Final Four

I've narrowed the sock list down to four finalists. This weekend I'm going to resquish the yarn and maybe make a decision.

I started a shawl for a swap and I still have a BSJ that I need to finish and I'm afraid I'll jinx something if I cast on my socks when I have already deadlined projects on the needles.

I can't decide if I want to work toe up or cuff down.

I really want to work toe up, but I like the bribery of one of the cuff down projects.

In non knitting news, I think I might have messed up my accounting quiz because I only thought there was one question. It may be that there was only one, but I can't even go back to look!

In other non knitting news - I want a french press to make chai in!

Happy Knitting !

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sock Contest

Wow, you all gave me some great choices!

I'm narrowing the list down, and trying to cast off some other projects so I can focus on this one!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sock Contest

I've been kicking around the idea of a sock contest for a while now, and I think I'm ready to go ahead with it. I love making socks. However, I've never been able to complete even 1 sock made of sock yarn. I've had several different pairs started, most haven't gotten past the cuff.

So, I'm going to throw this out there and see if maybe it works.

Take a look at my stash, and my sock queue, and maybe even my library. Pick out a sock pattern and a yarn that you think I'll actually be able to complete. Or suggest a free pattern that I don't have queued. I have to be able to knit it from my stash, and I'm pretty sure that with a few exceptions that aren't sock yarn, it's complete. I have most needle sizes so I'm not to worried about that, the point is that I use my sock yarn stash to complete a pair of socks.

The socks have to be over the ankle. The socks I wear most often have about a 3 inch cuff. They can't be much shorter than that. I love knee highs but it's probably not practical for this to suggest something that will have to reach my knees. I am going to be knitting both socks at once, either on two circulars, or magic loop, so if the pattern is written for dpns, make sure it's something I'll be able to convert pretty easily (or, convert it for me!)

What's in it for you? For the person whose pattern/sock suggestion I choose and complete I'll put together a kit including yarn and a pattern worth at least $20. Whether you choose to have me print a free pattern and spend it all on yarn or not, is up to you. I may have runner up prizes, and/or a prize for the most creative suggestion whether I finish the socks or not.

The deadline for suggestions is January 24. All suggestions have to be made as comments on this blog.

If you have any questions, send me an email or a message on Ravelry!