Socktober Fest

No, seriously. There is such a thing. It's for those of us who knit entirely too much. Check it out!

Socktober Fest 2006 Questionnaire
Q: When did you start making socks?
A: About 4 years ago.

Q:Did you teach yourself or were you taught by a friend or relative? or in a class?
A: Pieced it together from various websites... the old Glampyre sock tutorial, Knitty, other things I found on Google.

Q:What was your first pair?
A: Self-striping socks (purple-blue-black-white) cuz self-striping yarn had just started showing up at the craft stores then.

Q:How have they "held up" over time?
A: Very well because my mom refuses to wear them... haha. I guess you could say they're permanently preserved because she just takes them out once in a while to look at them.

Q:What would you have done differently?
A: I would have frogged parts that I messed up on. I totally didn't because I was trying to get them done for Christmas.

Q: What yarns have you particularly enjoyed?
A: Hand-dyed yarn off of Etsy has worked out very well. Cheaper and nicer colors. Me likey superwash sock wool.

Q:Do you like to crochet your socks?
A: Hell no. Crochet is evil. Just ask my mother-in-law ;)

Q:Which kind of heel do you prefer? (flap? or short-row?)
A: Heel flaps! I did short rows on my very first pair o' socks and it was so frustrating. I try really hard to avoid short rows now.

Q:How many pairs have you made?
A: Probably only like 6 pairs because I have the attention span of a fruit fly when it comes to knitting these days. Handmade socks are great, but Second Sock Syndrome always seems to rear its ugly head for me... thankfully there are no orphan socks at my house, though.


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