Friday, September 12, 2008

Sock Meme!

Well Ike caused school to be closed at noon. (no real worries, but we've got some wind) Didn't get to teach, but that means one less lesson to plan for next week.  We'll see if they make it up.  But it did allow me to scoot home early!

From ashpags:

When did you learn to knit socks? July of 2007

What's the first sock you ever knit? Basic sock with 2x2 ribbing all the way down the foot using Sockotta (they turned out a tad too small, so my SIL now has them) and the yarn was a little scratchy.

Favorite sock pattern? So many great ones....Waving Laces from Favorite Socks (they are on the cover) or Monkeys

Favorite sock yarn? So many nice ones....and many I have that still need to be tried.  Louet Gems, Dream in Color Smooshy, Knitpicks Gloss.

Favorite needle method? Double pointed needles.  Magic loop for travel or two at a time

Favorite sock needles? Knitpicks Harmony DPN

Who do you knit socks for?, close friends, and occasionally myself.

How many pairs have you knitted to date? 15 (I think), and I have two pairs currently in progress.

What's on your sock knitting to-do list? I want to learn toe up!  But I don't want to give away all my secrets either.

What kind of socks do you like to knit -

Striped? Yes, I think it is so fun to watch the colors unfold.
Colorwork? No...I think it would make the socks too tight.
Plain stockinette? Love the outcome, but don't keep my attention well...good for knit night :)
Cabled? Sure!  One of my upcoming pairs is cabled (unless I change my mind)
Lace? Absolutely!
Anklets? Yep (only made one pair so far, but don't think it will be the last)
Knee socks? don't think so
Solid colors? Yes, it's a great way to highlight stitch patterns.
Bright & crazy? Why not?  Socks should be fun
Faux-Fair Isle? See above colorwork comment.

Tag a few sock knitters here: Anyone who wants to! =)


Stacy said...

I'd like to leave work early, although not for anything hurricane related. Happy Friday!

ashpags said...

Yay! Glad to be of help! ;)

Awesome Mom said...

That is a fun meme! I will have to do it too.

Aunt Kathy said...

Come on please give away all your secrets lol

Bea said...

I can't believe my brain didn't hook onto coming to your blog. Sometimes I'm so slow.


Robin said...

I'm right with you on the bright & crazy sock fun ~ someday! Looking at the weather map you seem to be getting quite a bit of storm activity ~ be safe, friend.

Marti said...

How are you? It sounds like the worse part of the storm missed you!