Sock maniac

Just a Knit Wit is heading off to college next month (after a few years away) and is a bit nervous about the whole thing. Leave her a comment with a funny college story and you could win a very cool prize package. Comments must be received by July 20.

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Sockamania is open for new members! Update 7/13/07: Membership is now closed. Anni’s adding members slowly to make sure she can keep up with the admin. She says she’ll open it up again in the future.

I’ve been a member for three months and I’m extremely impressed by the patterns Anni’s creating for us. Shall we review?

The May sock – I didn’t get very far, but the pattern is lovely and I will finish the socks.

The June sock – I finished and I love the pattern. I’ll definitely knit this pattern again.

The July sock – I’m off to a good start! This is also my Tour de France Knitalong project. I did modify the pattern a bit – its 68 stitches weren’t going to fit me, so I added three stitches to each of the plain knit columns (for a total of 80 stitches). The plain knit columns looked really boring when they were twice as wide, so I added some right and left twists to liven things up. The yarn is Sundara Lenten Rose, a Petals Club selection from earlier this year, which appeared briefly as an RPM sock.

The little gold row markers I’m using are omega row markers from Entrelac’s store. Oh, and Spindlecat has kitty magnets in stock… And… Whoops, spent $31.50. Darn it. Etsy is dangerous!

Yesterday Janna commented that May seemed to have a literary bent, what with the stationery and the diary. You could say that…

“This blue book looks to be especially tasty, but I’ll wait until Mom’s not looking before I check…” -Mayhem

38 thoughts on “Sock maniac”

  1. Oooo, look at all those books! Have you read the Traveler yet? You’ll have to let me know what you think of it.

    May’s just so fuzzy and cute! No wonder Gandalf’s smitten.

  2. Your socks look great! I am enjoying mine as well but they were not behaving for a while…It sounds like we could have our own Sockamania meetup here in the Twin Cities with all the local participants!

  3. What cast-on do you use for the toe-up socks? I haven’t tried a toe-up pattern yet and this month’s pattern is my first Sockamania pattern.

  4. Thanks for listing the contest!

    I envy your sock knitting mojo. I’d like a few more pairs for school. Of course that means I’d have to actually work on the 2 I have going right now.

  5. Books, books, books! I am wearing a t-shirt right now with an Edmund Gorey-type drawing of a cat lounging on top of a pile of books. Caption: “Books. Cats. Life is good.”

  6. Evil enabler! Those are lovely sock patterns, and you’ve chosen good yarns for each.

    May tries to eat books? That’s taking voracious reading a bit far.

  7. Hey there Chris! I’m just checking in with you. I’ve been at the MIL’s house (with super duper slow modem) so I’ve been reading but not commenting. I just wanted to say how great it was again to meet you in person — you really did live up to the fantasy. 🙂 Take care — J

  8. I LOVE the May sock. It looks like it would be really hard to knit though. But who am I kidding, even the most basic sock would be hard for me to knit.

  9. I love those row counters. They are beautiful, very classy.

    Question? Does May actually chew on the books if you aren’t looking? JinBao went through a stint where he did that. Drove me nuts.

  10. that naughty Mayhem lol so cute and funny but so naughty

    did you know that the Sockmania new memeber sign up was only until the 10th 🙁 missed it again dab nab it.

  11. Why do they leave toothmarks in the edges of the books? Why? I’ve never understood it…the glue is in the binding…
    LOVE your socks!

  12. Connie over at Between Loads is making the same socks in black. It’s interesting to see the same pattern in a different color:)

  13. Your July sock is looking good. I haven’t even thought about starting mine yet; I just started sock #2 for my sockapalooza pal!

  14. Ooh, just love that May sock 😉 Ha, ha, May – geddit???

    Sorry to hear about you’ve been poorly, lets hope there’s good news when you see the doc next!

  15. Abner ate a bible once, I said he needed spiritual nourishment.

    I think she’s just trying to get her cultural fix with those books. She’s ingesting their wonderful wealth of information.

  16. You have been busy! With socks! With reading! And I know though you never say, with petting those cuties that live with you.

  17. Okay, I don’t feel so bad about my piles of books now. 🙂 I have similar stacks around the house.

    Those sock patterns are really nice. I’m just not sure I need another “along” right now.

  18. May is so cute with all the books! Too bad she’s about to chomp down on one!

    I love Entrelac’s stitch markers — I look at them all the time, but never order. Hmm….

  19. Wow – I dig how your July sock is coming out – gorgeous. I loved that yarn, I made some Pembrokeshire Pathways with it. Your cats are awesome, I love the close up of the eye – seems that is the view I often wake up to at my own house:)

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