2008 – The Year of Many Socks!

I am absolutely amazed at the amount of socks I knit in 2008. Ravelry was my inspiration and the knitalongs I joined were fun, especially Summer of Socks 2008!
I also took the plunge into yarn dyeing, first with Kool-Aid and more recently Jacquard Acid Dyes. I dyed my first sock blank last summer and sent it to a swap buddy all the way across the country. I like playing with the different hues and experimenting with different techniques.  I’ll definitely be spending more time (AND $$$) on this during 2009!

My knitting goals for 2009 include learning to knit a sock on 2 circular needles, knitting a toe-up sock and making a colorwork sweater. I’ve been practicing 2-handed Fair Isle with my current sock project and am ready to try it out on a larger scale.

Here’s a mosaic of my 2008 FO’s, mostly socks with a hat,  scarf and cowl thrown in for a little variety. Project info is available on my Ravelry page.

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5 Responses

  1. Wowza! That’s boat load of socks!

  2. Congrats on a productive knitting year!!

  3. That is and unbelievable amount of socks. I’ve been sort of toying with the idea of doing some dying myself, is it hard?

  4. WoW !! I love all those socks. They’re awesome. I can give you advice on the 2 circulars technique. Also, Sensational Knitted socks has pretty clear directions for 4DPN, 5DPN, and 2 circulars. For the toe-up socks, I would recommend the figure 8 magic cast on found on Knitty’s site. Happy Knitting!!

  5. Wow, you were productive — I bow to you!!!

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