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Sock retrospective

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I got serious about sock-knitting last year during Socktoberfest 2005. That's when I made it a priority to really understand the concepts of sock construction. By January 2006, I was making it my goal to have socks on my needles at all times. This was my first completed pair of 2006. The next socks I completed were the Sockapalooza socks for my sock pal Deidre (now, sadly blogless).

For my husband, I knit my first pair of socks for him using Lorna's Laces "Pinstripe." Shepherd Sock is just WONDERFUL to knit with. I enjoyed the yarn so much, I decided to finish the Purl Soho custom-colored Lorna's Laces I purchased last year. I wear these socks often!

After that, it was back to knitting another pair for my husband with Mountain Colors Bearfoot.

Socktobfest Retrospective

This month, I plan to finish at least one in-progress pair of socks in addition to doing a special project in honor of Socktoberfest 2006.

Comments

My gosh, Janet, they are truly beautiful! Each pair looks professionally done. I would NEVER have guessed they were your first attempts! They look like the work of someone who had been at it for a long time!

Those socks are terrific! Truly worthy of Socktoberfest. I love all of them.

Your socks are lovely!! Pinstripes are really cool - not sure I've seen them before.

I have a pair of socks on my needles that is the same colours as the socks in your first photo. Yours are lovely. Somehow mine didn't turn out like that for the black and white patterned rows. Now that I've seen yours, I'm tempted to re-start mine :)

Socks are so cute!! Looks like socks we could wear in Washington!!! Brrrrr, it is getting cold here!!

I may be blogless, but I am still reading what you are up too! And I am still enjoying the socks that you knit for me!!
I just *love* them.
I am quite busy with classes, but I am trying to knit here and there.
I miss the cyber knitting world.
Sending good wishes!!

They are all so great, Janet! Thank you so much for being a part of Socktoberfest again this year! ;)

Janet they are just beautiful!! You are truly an inspiration. You continue to make me excited about knitting socks. Thank you for that gift.
Alisa

Well the top colorful socks are the coolest design I have ever seen. They are all really special. I've yet to attempt socks!

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