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Kick Up Those Heels!
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  1. Bonnie B

    I have never knit a pair of socks. It is something I would like to try and your beautiful yarn would give me the push I need to get started.

  2. Claudia

    I’ve got last month’s SKA:Sockdown socks on the go, handspun socks to knit for the husband, and I’m definitely doing the TTL socks again this year (hopefully it won’t take me six months to finish 2009′s pair!)

  3. Claire

    Can’t decide where to start! Too much yarn to choose from! Should I do stripes or lace or plain vanilla socks? I will make socks… Maybe a little pair for my DD? Who knows?!?!?!

  4. Anne

    I can’t wait to cast on for my next pair of socks! I’m planning on knitting a pair for myself and a pair as a Christmas present. I’m also working on a sock yarn blanket so can’t wait to finish up more socks in order to get leftovers. Forty-five squares and counting!

  5. Elizabeth

    In reality, I will probably finish the second sock I’m supposed to be making for a KAL started with a friend last March. BUT! Oh, the mystery KAL beckons!! And really, it’s fall, and I should own a pair of my own hand knit socks.

  6. Rosie

    I actually already started a pair of socks. I couldn’t wait! I’m want to knit a Cat Bordhi pattern and a Cookie A pattern this month, since I have never done either!

  7. Laura

    Well, I almost forgot about Socktoberfest, but I AM starting a pair of socks! My knitting group is doing a Nancy Bush knitalong and I’m making a pair of Welsh Country Socks in orange and cream.

  8. Kelley (smallwhitedog)

    I am finishing up a pair of Komet socks by Stephanie van der Linden for the Sock kit swap on ravelry. They are due on Oct. 31. The yarn is Kraemer Sterling in white. I love the pattern, but I am kind of ambivalent about the yarn.

  9. Red

    I am dreaming of Cat Bordhi’s new book and the Mystery Sock but am instead working on a sweater that I can’t seem to put down!

  10. Chandler

    Well, I’m not sure I’ll be able to bring myself to knit that first sock just yet…I have sock issues…but your photos are lovely, and congrats on the fifth Socktoberfest! I’ll be sockin’ out in spirit!

  11. samm

    We got possession of our new house today and I’ll be moving all the things we packed! During this confusion of moving and packing I’ve been knitting a “Scarfy” in the car, and in odd free moments, and loving this simple pretty pattern. Scarfy is for a knitting friend for Christmas. I’m also about to start some bracelets, Daria and the Button one for two more knitting friends. I’m keeping things simple until we get settled!!! Then I can get back to the socks and sweater and throw and mittens……. the ufo bags are waiting downstairs to go to the new house. :)

  12. knitography

    To Soctoberfest or not to Soctoberfest, that is the question. Deciding is what I’m up to! I do have socks on the needles, but fall is such a sweater-y time of year. I’m torn.

  13. Lee Cockrum

    I am trying to get myself motivated to finish the second sock of a pair with my own hand dyed yarn!

  14. laluna

    Just found your blog through a series of clicks (you know how that goes!), and have to admit I’m a fairly new knitter, having never knit socks before (or anything much beyond scarves, truth be told). However, I couldn’t resist buying up some of the Opal Harry Potter skeins when I saw them at my LYS (http://www.opalsockyarn.com/HarryPotter.html) and so I guess this is as good a time as any to give it a go! (I think I’ll begin with my Dumbledore colorway…) Thanks for the inspiration! (I’m lalunaknits on Ravelry, btw.)

  15. Jacey

    Since I have yet to finish ONE pair of socks, I’m not actively participating, but I am hoping to finish my second sock, so that by the end of the month, I can have one pair of homemade socks in my drawer. Here’s hoping!

  16. gina

    I cast on for the mystery sock last night. Can’t wait to see how they turn out. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  17. Colleen

    I am definitely wanting to knit the mystery sock but I have to figure out what yarn to use –something from the stash or something new? Decisions, decisions. Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. Erica

    I am finishing up a pair of socks and trying to learn stranded knitting. I’m sure there is time for more socks.

  19. gleek

    happy socktoberfest! and for the first time i’m going to do the mystery sock KAL! gotta wind up my yarn tonight :)

  20. Becky

    I’m getting ready to start Through the Loop’s Mystery Sock. I will decide on the yarn tonight. :)

  21. Messie

    I am working on a pair of socks I cast on before the baby was born as if my life depends on it. I haven’t had the time to knit- but I am trying to find time here and there to at least knit a row or two. They are keeping me sane! I can’t wait until they are done, and warming my chilly toes.

  22. Kimberlyn

    I am going to finish a pair of Rivulets Socks by Wendy Johnson and also knit Through the Loops Mystery Socks. If I finish those… a pair of boring socks for my brother!

  23. Carolyn

    Working on my first ever from the top pair of socks. In magenta. Perfect compliment to the autumnal colors evolving daily. Happy Socktoberfest!

  24. Lu

    spent the summer knitting children’s hats. I won’t feel selfish as I spend October knitting socks for me. I have 3 pairs to finish and a choice of patterns for a few new pairs.

    Happy sock knitting.

  25. atexasgirl

    A couple of years ago, I began work on an original sock pattern involving twisted, traveling stitches, Lisa Fanderl’s amazing Bauerliches Stricken book series (in German), and a Job-like patience. I think I’ll dust it off and finish the doggone thing.

  26. Linda

    Well as I am on a spinning frenzy I am going to spin my forst sock yarn this Soctoberfest! It may take a while but I hope to knit it up too!

  27. Jennie

    I cast on last night! This is my first-ever KAL and I’m really enjoying the mystery of it. It really reminds you how magical knitting is when you follow directions and this beautiful pattern emerges from your fingertips.

    Yea Socktober!

  28. Ingrid

    I am casting on for the Mystery socks also and am very excited about it! I’ve spent much of this year sewing while my knitting has been waiting for me to pick it back up again, and I’ve decided this is the perfect time. I have some STR that I’ll be using for these socks and I have to say I’ve missed my knitting. It feels like I’m getting reaquainted with an old friend.

  29. LisaB

    I’ve never tried socks before, but I continue to lust after sock yarn so it is inevitable! In the meantime, I’m flying through a crocheted baby blanket for a friend.

  30. earthchick

    Whoa! That’s a whole lotta people wanting some sock yarn! ;)

    As you know, I cast on Thursday for the TTL Mystery pattern and I am *so* psyched about it. I never finished last year’s Socktoberfest socks. I was doing the TTL Mystery sock for that one too, and I miscrossed some cables in dark purple yarn on size 0s. I didn’t have the heart to rip back at the time, so they’re still sitting on the needles, waiting for me to make a decision.

    But this year, I am full-steam ahead. I am woefully lacking in knit socks it seems, so I’m ready to have my first pair for fall! Thanks, L, for Socktoberfest. It is such a cool thing.

  31. Kim

    I’m going to attempt to finish up two pairs of socks that have been lingering on the needles over the summer. (Good thing the Pens are back on to tie me down to the TV for a few hours a night!)

  32. Sarah-Dianne

    I’m using up some of the new yarn I got in the mail this week! I’m planning on a lot of socks this month!

  33. Sharon

    All of the above! I’m so excited about Socktoberfest. Thanks Lolly!

  34. Marilyn

    I’m working on a Christmas gift sock and casting on Susan Anderson’s watermelon hat for our church’s harvest sale. So much to do…so little time.

  35. MelissaT

    Hm, I am definitely sock challenged. The first pair I made were different sizes. But my loving husband wore them anyway. He reasoned his feet were different sizes, so they fit perfectly!

    I’m excited to get back into knitting this winter. I’d love to make a new hat for my little baby boy. Hopefully it will look as good in real life as it does in my head!

  36. Rene' Sharp

    I am taking part in the Mystery Sock KAL ’09 and have finished both my cuffs. This is the first time I am taking part in a KAL and I am Loving IT!! I am also finishing off my 2nd Catherine sock and have ordered Cookie A’s Sock Innovation. Only problem is I only have access to Elle Sock wool which is a touch on the boring side. That delicious yarn would be perfect for my 1st pair of Cookie A socks!! I am seriously addicted to knitting socks!!

  37. Lauren

    I’m finishing up sock number 2….it the Diagonal Lace pattern from WendyKnits in my Sundara =)

  38. KnittySue

    I just finished up some fingerless mitts and a hat so it’s time for ….socks….casted on last night.

  39. Rphilbeck

    WOW,,,I love the sock pictures you have and the wonderful sky pictures. I’m working on spinning my yarn for my next socks. I’m almost finished with a simple sock but I’m making it taller for ankle boots or just to keep my lower legs warmer.

  40. knittymama

    I’ll be digging through the old pairs and seeing what I can find to finish up!

  41. Leah

    Believe it or not, I am totally scared of socks — but I am hoping to sign up for a class soon. Right now, I am finishing up some projects started this summer, that have kind of languished. Hopefully, this cooler air that’s arriving will inspire me to finish some of them so that I can start some new projects guilt-free.

  42. Marta

    This is going to be my fourth attempt to make socks. From the first three, I finished two of them. The other one, the first one I could only finished one of the socks, it was a clear second sock syndrome, the yarn was pretty ugly and total synthetic!!! This time I have chosen one pair from the book Knitting Vintage Socks from Nancy Blush and the mystery sock from Kirsten Kapur. I hope to finish them on time!!!
    Taureta (Spain)

  43. Whitney

    Yay Socktoberfest! I am doing the Through the Loops Mystery Sock KAL and I have cast on a yummy squishy pair for my husband as well using Claudia Handpainted yarns that way he and I can both reap the rewards of the month-long celebration!

  44. Meagan Smith

    This is the first time I’ll be participating in Socktoberfest. I’m working on Kirsten Kapur’s Through the Loops Mystery Sock KAL (also my first time doing any sort of mystery KAL). I think the yarn I selected might be a bit busy for the pattern, but I’m having fun anyway. :)

  45. Pam   Piscitelli

    the yarn is scrumtious but your pumpkin pie is over the moon!!!

  46. Nina

    I have just finished my very first pair of socks (for my boyfriend), plain 1 x 1 rib, so I’m looking forward to participating in my 1st Socktoberfest by trying a pair of socks for me in a more ambitious pattern. Love the project spectrum photos, must dig out my slr.

  47. Kathy

    I have finished my very first sweater (last night! AT a soccer game!) and am casting on TODAY for the throughtheloops KAL. I forced myself to wait until the sweater was done so I wouldn’t let another season slip by without a handknit, but now I’m throwing myself full force into Soctoberfest. I want to do the TTL KAL, plus pumpkin socks for my aunt for an Xmas gift. I am over optimistic I’m sure, but with a roundtrip to Australia during the month (28 hours of nothing but knitting), I think I can do it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  48. natalie

    I must of had Socktoberfest on my mind when I cast on the first sock for a pair of Embossed Leaves. It was perfect plane knitting on my way to Regina for my brother’s graduation. Maybe I’ll actually finish a pair during Socktoberfest this year!

  49. Leeann

    Oh, is that yarn ever lovely! I wish I hadn’t been so out of the blog loop lately, because Socktoberfest looks like a good time. I haven’t got any socks on the needles now but I do have some incredibly gorgeous sock yarn hanging out in my stash. Maybe it’s time to start browsing through patterns (or write the two papers I have to write today, ack)…

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