We are almost a month into the Summer of Socks and I’m pleased to report that I am still happy knitting just socks. Who knew?
There is something extraordinarily satisfying about socks. You can make them as plain or as fancy as you like. You can knit ‘em at 10 sts/inch, you can knit ‘em at 4 sts/inch. You can make anklets, you can make knee-highs. And even the most complicated of socks can be completed pretty quickly!
At the start of the Summer of Socks, I planned to knit on two different socks at a time — one easy for commuting, and one hard, for at-home. That lasted for the first two pair, and since then I’ve been knitting them one at a time. I find that I’m much happier with just a single sock on the needles.
I’m closing in on the second of the Lacy Rib socks. It’ll be done tonight.
There was a question in the comments a while back about how long you make the leg of a sock. This is, of course, very subjective, but as a rule of thumb, I make mine so that when you fold the sock at the heel, the leg is as long as the foot. Of course I alter this depending on who the sock is for. Some of my sock recipients prefer certain lengths and I try to be an accommodating knitter.
Even More Bohus
There have been a number of comments and emails wondering what the Wild Apple Bohus looks like. Clearly, I have mad google skillz because I had no problem finding several photos of it on the ‘net. Here’s a blog post with a photo and links to other blogs with entries about the Wild Apple.
There was also a question in the comments about whether my acquisition of the Wild Apple kit was a violation of my “Knit From Your Stash” project. It is not — it was an extraordinarily generous gift, sent to me out of the blue. And was I ever gobsmacked to get it.
Sock Yarn Does Not Count as Stash
Several of you asked me if I acquired anything in The Loopy Ewe shop update yesterday morning. My response?
“What happens at the Loopy Ewe stays at the Loopy Ewe.”
Yes! It’s the return of the book giveaway.
This is a copy of The Celtic Collection, by Alice Starmore, kindly donated by Joanne F.
Want it? Send an email to blogcontestATcomcastDOTnet before noon Eastern time on Sunday July 22, 2007. The random number generator will choose the recipient on Sunday afternoon.
“If only I had opposable thumbs, I’d enter the contest.”