Socktoberfest wrap-up

As promised, here’s the run down of the socks I knit during the month of October.

DSC_6369 Thrilling Jaywalkers
Pattern: Jaywalker
Designer: Grumperina
Needles: US 1 (2.25mm)
Yarn: Wollmeise Sockenwolle 100% superwash in colorway, “Thriller”
Ravelry Project Link
Still my favorite out of them all.  The yarn has already proven to wear like iron and the socks are comfortable too.  And, the colors are just so Halloween, you’ve gotta love it.
DSC_6353 Mystery Sock
Pattern: Mystery Sock ’09
Designer: Kristen Kapur
Needles: US 2 (2.75mm)
Yarn: BMFA Socks That Rock Lightweight in, “Scum Bubble”
Ravelry Project Link
This is the first mystery sock knit-along I’ve participated in and it was a ton of fun.  I’d feverishly knit each new clue the day it was released, giving me time to knit other things during the week (you know, like, more socks).  The colorway is SO awesome and I’m happy with how it worked in the pattern as well.  Yum.  Scummy socks.  Love it.
DSC_6415 Diamond Rib Lace Sock
Pattern: Diamond Rib Lace Sock
Designer: Kathleen Taylor
Needles: US 1 (2.25mm)
Yarn: Twisted Fiber Art Kabam! in, “Minstrel”
Ravelry Project Link
Isn’t that dye job incredible?  Gotta hand it to Meg, she’s just a genius.  The sock pattern was originally meant to be a child’s sock, but with a small amount of tweaking, it sized up very easily to an adult’s sock!  And, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that zig-zag eyelet running down the leg as well as the cuff.
DSC_6112 Make-Up Sox
Pattern: Make-up Sox
Designer: Kristen Kapur
Needles: US 1 (2.25mm)
Yarn: dkKnits Technicolor Bounce in, “Teacher Teak”
Ravelry Project Link
These are toe-up which isn’t really a favorite of mine to knit, but the pattern is really so gorgeous (and the name so cute) that I really couldn’t leave them out.  The yarn is just the perfect color and SO cozy – it’s a great match!

Socktoberfest 2009

I’m sure this post will be of no interest to non-knitters, but here it is.

Oh yes, the annual tradition of Socktoberfest is coming up on us quickly.  October is only about three weeks away, and this means four glorious weeks of sock knitting during October.  This also means I have to make a battle plan and be ready to complete four pairs of socks during the month.  Yes, I’m pushing myself a little, but I’m pretty sure I can do it this year, especially after coming so close last year.

So, I’m going to open this to suggestions from the public.  Pick a yarn and a pattern from my stash and sock queue on Ravelry and tell me what to knit.  I never seem to be able to decide for myself, so give me some ideas!