Seven years of Socktoberfest! I can hardly believe that this experiment of a nascent sock knitter has lasted this long and grown into such a fun annual event. Are you planning to cast on for some socks for Socktoberfest 2011?
(thanks to Ravelry user Natasha for the cute 2011 graphic!)
I’ve been enjoying a little vacation in the national parks and mountains of California – Yosemite and Lake Tahoe (and you better believe I have about a million photos to prove it!) – but I knew that Socktoberfest was just around the corner. The group on Ravelry is all ready to go with over 1600 participants, and this seems like the ideal place to share ideas and feedback – go check out the group!
As I (so often) do when traveling, I stopped by a local yarn shop in South Lake Tahoe, The Wool Tree, and found a particularly fetching blue sock yarn – something so warm and saturated that I will always remember where I got it! This particular photo, taken on the shore of Lake Tahoe, doesn’t show the deep colors of the lake, but this yarn is a good indicator of what it looks like at certain times of the day! Amazing.
The yarn colorway is just a number, so I am (un)officially renaming this colorway “Keep Tahoe Blue” after the ubiquitous bumper stickers and the non-profit organization that draws attention to the environment, the beauty, and the fun, of this beautiful area.
Much more to come…