Darn, darn, diggety-darn... Another little swap I missed :-(
Included in the package to your pal should be:
- A little-project bag MADE BY YOU
- A sock pattern
- Enough yarn to make the pattern
- Accessories to help
You could also include
- Instructions for a new sock making technique (how to knit toe up socks, or using Magic Loop, for example)
- Treats (who can’t use a bit of candy to help with boring or challenging parts?)
- Whatever you think should go in the Sock Kit!"
Another sock thingy I'm sorry I missed - the Summer of Socks... the last day to join was already in May :-( So I hope some kind soul will organize "The Fall and Rise of Socks" or something.
Then there's the Sock Nation. Of course I'm a proud citizen LOL
Of course real women knit socks... ;-)
There's the "Sensational Knitted Socks Knit-A-Long" - I don't have Sensational Knitted Socks... :-( I think my socks are pretty sensational, but... well... *sigh*
But here's "Sock It To Me KAL" - and that one seems to be for all sock knitters - they even provide links to free sock patterns on-line LOL
Right now I have knitted 3 pairs of socks this year.
There's Count Your Socks KAL, Sock Club KAL for the members of the Blue Moon Rockin' Sock Club, Red Hot Sizzling Socks KAL, and KAL's for many different popular patterns, like Jaywalkers or Pomatomus socks...
Nancy Bush's socks are very popular... There's a web ring for "Nancy Bush Knitters" and a group for "Knitting on the Road", "Folk Socks" and "Knitting Vintage Socks".
There's Sock knitters SAM and "Socks, Socks, Socks" KAL. That's another book I would love to own... I like the socks in it. :-) There's also a KAL for "Knit Socks"...
It's the year 2006 - for any sock knitter, that reads "two thousand socks" ;-)
I think THIS 200socks thingy is different... it's very confusing...
or "Joy of Socks" is a great sock blog.
There was a picture she had taken of all the socks she had made... (except a few) and I was thinking about all the socks I have made. Right now I cannot remember anything else, but those three I have made this year, a pair I knit at school, with knitting machine, and one sock I knit with the yarn from our own sheep, dyed with "lady's mantle" (A plant, Alchemilla Vulgaris)... but I have a memory of something brown too... with three different colors... and I'm pretty sure I knit socks even before that... but... that's like when I was younger than 20. Uh, there's a Finnish saying "Joka vanhoja muistaa sitä tikulla silmään" (poke the eye out of the one who dwells in past things). So - never mind what I have made in last century... last millenium ;-)
There's Sock Yarn Addicts Club (SYAC) - and if you see some shiny big stars in some blogs, you know that the yarn addict have managed to keep sober from her addiction ;-) I actually deserve a gold star... I haven't bought any sock yarn for... er... a couple of months, I think... the last yarn I bought was in the middle of April, and it was some lace-weight yarn... but on the other hand, I used it four-folded to knit socks, so... Sock yarn addicts can use ANYTHING to knit socks LOL It was two months ago anyway ;-)
Then there's the famous Sock-a-pal-oo(add the amount of o's needed)-za. I'm going to join the 4-o :-D
There's also Socktober fest coming :-D I hope there will be one this year, because I have missed the both previous ones... so keep your eyes open...
I really like knitting socks... it's small enough to be ready quickly, there's enough action and techniques to keep me interested (never more a shawl!!!) and everyone loves socks. They are also not too expensive to get materials for, and one doesn't need much yarn to knit socks.
You can check out my Yahoo! album for "socks" to see which socks I'm planning on knitting ;-)
Edited: The links to the socks on my album are mostly on these blog entries at Yahoo! 360
Socks, socks and more socks... and More sock links