Wednesday, October 04, 2006


It's like killing 2 groups with 1 pair of socks. I have my October socks done for SAM2 and my kick off socks for Socktoberfest. I knit these plain in Opal Petticoat 1291, 68 stitches on size US1 dpn's. They fit great and match perfectly(I was lucky, no knots). I Love Them. So cool. I'm still working the on the "foot cozy" socks and Monica's socks and my Pals socks (which are looking great, even if I do say so myself). Well, I'm off to work. Have a great day!!

Edited to include Socktoberfest questionnaire:
When did you start making socks? 2 years ago. My sister Monica taught me.
What was your first pair? Plain socks in Opal Lollipop 1015. How are they holding up? Great, I wear them often.
What would you have done differently? Cast on looser
What yarns have you particularly enjoyed? Lorna's Laces is my favorite. I also like Bearfoot and so many of the self-striping yarns.
Do you like to crochet your socks? I've never tried, but I don't think I would.
on DPN's, circulars or magic loop? DPN's are the only way for me (so far)
Which heel do you prefer? Heel flap. But I would like to try the short row sometime.
How many pairs have you made? Well all together I'm not sure, but this year (so far) I've knit 23 pair of adult socks and 39 pair of baby socks. I have 6 pair OTN's too.


monica said...

you are such an over achiever. love the socks I hope blogger will let me comment this time.

Lucy said...

Wow! what great socks, I wish I could do that! thanks for your comments Karen. Lucy

lexa said...

Pretty pastels! Wonderful!

Teri said...

Very nice - way to go on the matching!

Shelley said...

You are definately the queen of sock knitting!

These socks look great! I am going to have to look into trying to find some Opal and use...they have such awesome colours/patterns!