I managed to finish 4 1/2 socks during Summer of Socks 2008. The last pair will be posted later when I’ve finished both socks. Not so bad, really, when you consider that I was not monogamous during this time. I worked on my sister’s Tilted Duster during Ravelympics (the main reason I didn’t get pair number 5 finished), as well as the occasional knit on my ongoing blanket projects.
As you can see, I really do have a thing for red. The purple yarn came from a Yarn Pirate Sock Club shipment, and the Blue was the December 2007 kit from the Rockin’ Sock Club. I wanted to try to knit from stash, which I did. I also wanted to use up some of the yarn that was not particularly my favorite (the Yarn Pirate BFL was a little thin for my taste). I accomplished that goal as well. The Cat Bordhi Salish Sea Socks pattern was interesting, and prompted me to buy her most recent book. The unfinished pair comes from this book and is really interesting as well, with the unusual construction included in Bartholomew’s Tantalizing Socks.
I’ve signed up for Sock Knitters Anonymous and the Solid Socks groups on Ravelry, and plan to continue my journey of sock knitting, at least until my yarn stash is significantly decreased. I’ve got about 25 pairs worth of yarn still to get through, which will take me at least another couple of years to knit up.