Back to socks… soon!

Twisted Flower Socks - FINISHED

I’ve realized over the knitting years that I have phases in my knitting. At the moment I’m between a pretty intense shawl phase and the beginning of a sweater phase, though to be truthful I don’t think I can go through an all-sweater phase, as that just might be too much for me! But if you had asked me a bit more than a year ago what my thing of the moment was, I’d definitely have answered socks!

Glynis Socks - FINISHED!

From the moment I began knitting socks I was in love with the process (so quick and portable and fun!) as well as the end product (socks that fit and are comfy and warm!). So although I’ve been on a lull from sock knitting, they’re always in the back of my mind and I will most definitely be knitting some pairs for Christmas this year (I’m scared of the fact that Christmas is exactly 2 months away and I haven’t even started my knitting list yet… eek!) and will start knitting them again soon.

Devon Socks - FINISHED

With that in mind, I was so excited when I opened my email this morning to an announcement from my all-time favorite sock designer, Cookie A! Her new sock book, Knit. Sock. Love., came out today on PDF (which of course I already bought and downloaded)! It was like the world was telling me it’s time to pick up those sock needles again and get the next pair off the needles! And amazingly enough I have a Cookie A sock on the needles that I haven’t picked up in basically exactly a year… and they are the perfect color for fall and so pretty don’t you think?

Vilai Socks - WIP

I will be finishing these as soon as I get my current sweater done and then move on to cast on a sock from her new book! I’ve always wanted to knit Lissajous, but I think I might be casting on Wedge first. I just love how awesome they look!

Anyone else as crazy about socks as me? What knitting phases are you going through? Or do you not have phases of knitting? Do share! ๐Ÿ™‚


8 responses to “Back to socks… soon!

  1. Mandy 10.25.2010 at 2:29 pm

    I am approaching a sock knitting phase. I’ve finished a few hats and I’m working on a shawl now. I’m feeling the pull of all the sock yarn I have – but first to learn to knit socks! I’m quite sure that many people will be getting socks for the holidays this year.

  2. Tammy 10.25.2010 at 4:10 pm

    I love VIlai – they’ve been in my queue forever and I need to start them. I’ve got a plan for more socks in 2011, too – it’s high time to knit more socks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Tasha 10.25.2010 at 4:30 pm

    You photos are so amazing that they might make me want to knit socks too.

  4. Gerry 10.25.2010 at 7:51 pm

    Love sox
    Love Cookie A

    I’ve knit, probably two dozen pair.
    Most are in my sock drawer
    Some gifted to special people


  5. jennmoles 10.26.2010 at 1:18 pm

    You are a horrible enabler! I went and bought the PDF book and NOW MUST KNIT SOCKS!! I feel as if I should drop everything! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Heather 10.26.2010 at 10:31 pm

    Love all your socks. I have enjoyed knitting one of Cookie A’s patterns, would like to knit several more. I love those Lissajous, thanks for showing me those. I am currently knitting baby pinwheel sweaters and several other baby things for recent babies added to our extended family. I would just like to get the projects I have lined up started and finished.

  7. Lisa B. 10.28.2010 at 12:28 am

    I love knitting socks! Only every (S)ocktoberfest, I rather burn myself out on them. I’ve finished one pair this month, have two more pair that will be done by Sunday and have one other pair I just started. Socks make great carry-around projects, so I have to have one pair in the works at all times, but come Nov. 1, I’ll be ready to focus on my other projects!

  8. urban muser 10.30.2010 at 7:48 am

    fingerless gloves are my drug of choice for fast and portable. i have never made a pair of socks! yours are inspiring me.

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