Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Socktoberfest! A Questionnaire.

Lolly posted a list of questions she thought it would be nice to share the answers to over on her blog. So hell, why not. I'm a sock nut and I'm doing socktoberfest so yeah, let's do it. It's sort of a meme but I'll let it slide. When did you start making socks? The weekend of January 21st. That friday, the 20th, I was at the pub and then stopped by Charlotte Yarn after a few drinks, and I bought Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles. And of course, a couple Addis and some sock yarn. Did you teach yourself or were you taught by a friend or relative? or in a class? I learned from the book. No one I knew knitted socks (yet). What was your first pair? How have they "held up" over time? The Fruity Pebbles Socks were my first pair. The simple sock from Cat Bordhi's book. I finished them in one week. A record for me. Heh. And to date, they are still my best fitting pair. What would you have done differently? Absolutely nothing. What yarns have you particularly enjoyed? Cherry Tree Hill Supersock is so far my favorite sock yarn to knit with. I'm on the second Anastasia sock with this yarn and wow. It's so soft! I love it. Do you like to crochet your socks? or knit them on DPNs, 2 circulars, or using the Magic Loop method? 2 circulars. Which kind of heel do you prefer? (flap? or short-row?) I prefer a heel flap heel, but I love toe-up contruction, so I've learned the reverse engineered heel flap to compensate. It's my perfect sock! How many pairs have you made? Oh wow. Um...9 complete pairs and I have 2 more pairs in the works.

7 comments:

Bezzie said...

I remember the fruity pebble ones...holy cow time flies!

LadyLungDoc said...

Wow - I remember the fruity pebbles socks and being amazed at how you coordinated your breakfast with your clothing.

That was what got me thinking that I should give socks a try. Granted, it took quite some time before I actually started a pair...

roxy ^-o-^ said...

Sooooooooocks
Sockity sock goodness ;)


*mwah*


Anne

Rain said...

Oh you meme hater!

I loved the fruity pebble socks.

Zonda said...

Yes, ditto, I loved them too. So weird that your first pair fits the best though, huh, mine too except for the toe, now that we know a little more ya think they would fit even better ??? :)

Sarah said...

I love socks too.

My first pair is slightly big now....they seem to have grown in the wash. Maybe I'll throw em in the dryer next time!

And I must try some CTH supersock!

Sourire11 said...

toe up with a heel flap? where can i find a pattern for this magic?