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Kick Up Those Heels!

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  1. Nilda

    This is my first Socktoberfest and this morning I finished a pair I started last month and cast on another pair. I also plan on knitting the Through the Loops mystery socks this month and have already downloaded the first clue.

  2. Carolyn

    Ok, I am in. I have been a lazy socktoberfester…might as well cast on for some christmas gift…and finish the socks on the needles.

  3. Celeste

    I currently have two pairs on needles: the Masonic Lodge Socks in Austermann Step for my husband and some knee socks in Knit Picks Felici for a dear friend.

  4. mai

    oh how pretty! i’m on a yarn diet, so no need to include me in the contest, but i’ll be knitting kirsten’s mystery socks! :)

  5. Stacey

    I’m hoping that I can finish off all of the started pairs I have sitting around.

  6. mzundercover

    oh yay! i need to finish the Treads socks (Rav link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/treads-3) for my honey, and a pair of self striping socks for me … both pairs were started in JUNE!

  7. Moni

    Happy Socktoberfest! Five years?!? I can’t believe how quickly time flies. I will be knitting gift socks for my MIL and Mom. I’m on a sock-knitting roll these days :)

  8. Kelly

    Today I’m starting my very first pair of socks, ever. I have pretty easy goals for Socktoberfest – two pairs completed. I haven’t picked out yarn for the second pair yet, but your lovely little prize offering would be perfect!!!

    I’m very excited that I’ve caught the knitting bug!!

  9. Bree

    I’m so excited to get some socks knit this october! I’ve been super cold this year and I can’t wait to have some more hand knit socks to keep me warm! I will have to take a little break from knitting socks for my wedding coming up!

  10. Tally

    No, I’m not knitting socks right now, but restarted my fall-leave-scarf.
    But I like your blog and it is so faszinating to see all this interest in knitting socks.
    The yarn is beautiful and I would love to have it in my hand and on my needles.
    Happy festival!

  11. Jo Anne

    I am debating whether I should get more of the yarn I bought for the mystery sock (thought it would be enough but now I don’t think so) or changing to another yarn. I am also wondering why I am planning to start another sock when I have 4-5 other single socks in various stages.

  12. Sheri

    Hurray! It is finally here. I have some beautiful yarn and am spending the day looking at sock patterns to decide which to start.

  13. Joyatee

    This is my first year for Socktoberfest. Before I heard of such a thing as socktoberfest, I knit my first pair of socks last year–around October. :) In the wee hours of the night, I cast-on for Kai-Mei (one of Cookie A’s patterns) & I plan on casting on for the Mystery KAL, too. Hopefully I’ll finish both this month. I know that’s already too much for me, but thanks for creating Socktoberfest! :)

  14. Melissa A.

    I’m still not entirely sure what I’m making, but I’ll figure it out this weekend. I know I’ll start those Christmas socks anyway.

  15. katie

    Ooh, I’m hoping to finish my first pair of knee socks!

  16. Krista

    I am! I have so many sock patterns that I want to start this month, as well as a pair that have been on my needles for waaaaaay too long. Can’t wait!!!!

  17. Kristen

    I knew it was October, but I’d completely forgotten about Socktoberfest. What a perfect excuse to start a pair of socks. Also, what a perfect excuse to knit instead of cleaning the house, especially in this chilly fall weather. Enabler!

  18. becky

    I’m wearing last year’s Mystery Sockalong socks AND starting to knit this year’s! YAY!

  19. Misty

    I’ve never done Socktoberfest before, but it’s a great time to start! I’ve got a pair of socks on the needles from last year that I really ought to finish or frog, since I’m not entirely in love with them. I’ll start that tonight!

  20. Ammie

    So fun! Yes, I am doing all of the three: casting on today, finishing socks I’ve been working on for the better part of the year, and hoping to finish them ASAP so I can reassign my size 4 needles to ThroughtheLoops’ Mystery Sock!

  21. Lara

    I have two skeins of sock yarn that have been mocking me, whispering at me to make them into some knee socks. Design ideas have been floating through my head. I either have to hide the sock yarn deep in a basket and try to forget about it or I have to cast on and start designing these socks on the needles. Well, it’s Socktoberfest! Guess which one I will be doing? :) Yay for knee socks! Festive, colorful, fun knee socks!

  22. Melanie

    it seems that socks are the only type of project i desire to start AND finish these days… right now i’ve got a pair of ‘Cookie A’s Summer Sox’ OTN – had hoped to finish them before the end of summer, but alas that has not happened yet :( as i said though, of all 4 WIPs i’ve got on the go, these socks are the only one i feel inspired to work away on!

    yay socktoberfest :)

  23. Nina

    I’m plugging my way through a pair for the boyfriend, and then making matches for two different orphan socks in my basket!

    (Or, you know, winding up a new ball of Sundara and tying out Kristen’s pattern…)

  24. Cheryl

    This is going to be so much fun! I’m trying for 3 pairs this month – one for my husband, daughter and myself. And hopefully one of these 3 will be Kristen’s mystery socks.

  25. Jackie

    My sock mojo is back thanks to a pair of clear Chuck Taylor’s. I plan on participating in the TTL Mystery Sock knitalong, knitting a (short) pair of socks for my two daughters and finishing at least one pair of socks languishing on the needles. The last goal will probably be the hardest!!

  26. Asia

    I’m finishing up a couple of UFO projects (hats and some blanket squares for charity) and then I’ll be digging at least a couple of skeins of sock yarn and trying my first sock!

  27. Kristin

    YES! In fact I did dig out sock yarns and patterns this morning for Socktoberfest! Wee! I’ve decided to celebrate this year by finishing up my family fall socks and by at least casting on some fancy, patterned socks for myself (a rarity in this house – the fancy, not the socks for self)

  28. Cheryl

    I’m up to drying my sock yarn that accidentally got some very watered down Fruitopia spilt on it. Didn’t get too much, but to keep the yarn from getting sticky, I washed it with a lil water.

  29. Geek Knitter

    I got through an inch of ribbing in a staff meeting this morning, and I’m seriously considering casting on for another pair this evening.

  30. Melissa

    Today I am casting on my first pair of Christmas wool socks. And appropriately so, as the wind is whipping something fierce outside.

  31. Mel

    Working on birthday socks for DS the Younger who will be 11 in 23 days. (Every year my kids get a new pair of socks for their birthday.)

    Working on toe-up socks for Hubby for his birthday in December.

    Might have to cast on a pair for me…. ;o)

  32. aprilshowers

    I’m digging through my stash of leftovers to pick out some yarn to make lil socks for my 3yo. The weather is just getting cool enough that her summer sandals aren’t cutting it anymore which means I need to go get some Mary Janes for her – just enough of a space to let her handknit socks peek through!

  33. Amanda Cathleen

    even though I’ve participated from the beginning this year I was the most excited for socktoberfest! Maybe because I haven’t had a sock on the needles for a few weeks, but I’m trying to fight a cast on frenzy! I will be casting on for TTL’s mystery socks, it was so much fun last year and a great way to finish a pair of socks in a month. I’m going to cast on for a pair of vanilla socks in either a new rainbow sock yarn I just received or in Vesper sock in the candy corn colorway.

  34. Mrs. Hipp

    A single sock (from June!) that is an inch too long will be dug out and shortened. Hopefully a mate for it will come along during Socktoberfest as well. These socks are intended as a Christmas gift for my father-in-law, so getting them out of the way in October will clear the way for other holiday knits. Thanks for spurring us on!

  35. Mary Beth

    Yippee for Socktoberfest! I’ll finish the Welsh Traveling Socks that are languishing in my bag.

  36. Heather

    Thank you for posting the link to the Mystery Socks! I’ve been very out of it the past few months with blog reading and am trying to catch up. These socks will fit right in with my current bout of startosis. =)

  37. KimW

    Well, I kind of hate to admit this in public, but I guess I’ll do anything for a contest! I started two pair of socks last October (one simple pattern for travel knitting and one a little more difficult) — and that’s what I’ll be finishing this October. Somewhere throughout the year another pair got started too, but now all six of the socks are in the “toe stretch”, just needing that last few inches to the toe. So I will be excited to complete three pair of socks for this Socktoberfest, but I won’t brag since I’m kind of cheating!

  38. Yoga Witch

    I just moved, so I’m not sure I’ll have time to participate, but I’m hoping. I followed along last year, and this time, I actually want to make some socks!!

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  40. Malaraky

    I am trying to figure out some travel knitting for Canadian thanksgiving travels! Also I am trying to find time to seam up a garter stitch afghan section that is a belated wedding gift – the garter stitch goes off in random directions and as I join various colors I leave sections behind that need to be firmly attached later… Beautiful yarn, and pretty socks!

  41. Katie B

    I am afraid to knit socks. i hope to move beyond this fear one day.

    but best of luck you to — and i look forward to seeing your progress!
    Katie B.

  42. annri

    hooray for Socktober!!! I’m going to be knitting some mini socks (started a thread at Ravelry) and starting TTL’s Mystery Socks for 2009. It is so great to have the power of the people to keep the mojo flowing! Thank you… :)

  43. Heather H

    I promised gift socks to my mom and one of my aunts, and I am super-grateful to Socktoberfest for motivating me to knit them up. Good luck, everyone!

  44. LJL

    I don’t know what Socktoberfest is all about so I guess I’ll have to check it out. I also have to find out about the TTL Mystery Socks. Off I go…

  45. TJ

    Perfect! I just got a shy “you could knit me socks if you wanted to” from my boyfriend, so Socktoberfest is good timing. Thanks for the inspiration!

  46. Audrey

    I’m finishing up two pairs, one for me and one for my best friend. I’m looking forward to seeing how many pairs I can finish in a month!!

  47. Kelly

    October really snuck up on me this year. Perhaps in celebration of Socktoberfest, I may get around to finishing my Salida socks: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/salida .

  48. Laura Baker

    I am 50% of the way through my first SKA sock for September and ready to cast on my October man’s sock as soon as I make up my mind which pattern will win out. I also have two other pairs in the one sock done, one not category that I want to finish before it gets cold here. Love your site. Have been following you for quite some time. Not just knitting but reading and cooking as well.

  49. Emma

    I’ve just cast on for the second sock of my first-ever pair. I’ve been saving it so I could say it was for Socktoberfest. Hoping to finish those this month… and maybe start the next pair?

  50. Megan

    I just cast on for my boyfriend’s first pair of homemade socks!

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