31 May 2008
On another note-I checked out Tag galaxy ( the link is in a post somewhere here and I suck at linking things) IT IS TOTALLY WICKED!! I love the site. type in ravelry you will get awesome results!
Here we go head first into the water! YAY!
Have you guys checked out Tag Galaxy? It is so cool. When you first get on the website, it asks for a tag search and if you input Ravelry, you will get some amazing photos. Take a look at it but prepared to spend some time on it, it sucks you in and won't let you go.
Good luck to all of you in this huge challenge.
Liana in Tennessee (tnknitter on Ravelry)
30 May 2008
29 May 2008
I can’t do plans when knitting, it utterly defeats the purpose for me and I get all stressed out and my sock mojo goes away. My only goal is to knit away on whatever socks strike my fancy, while resting assured that I am not alone in my insanity. When my sanity is questioned I can point out those crazy 52 Plungers who have knit more socks, own more stash, and basically make me look like an underachiever.
And what is up with all the sock yarn sales? I am on a budget, people! It is diabolical to time sock yarn sales to coincide with the starting date of the best excuse ever for sock yarn stashing.
LauraB – clinging to her sock yarn budget by a fraying thread
27 May 2008
Almost time. I've got lots of sock yarn and lots of patterns. I'll be casting on one of my current KAL group socks on June 1 - lots socks will be counting double, or even triple this year. So many sock groups!
No sorting or planning ahead for me. Usually as I knit on one sock I dream of the next sock(s) I'll work on - if I'm lucky I actually finish the current one before beginning the next. However, more often than not I end up casting on for multiple socks before finishing the first pair. Eventually they do all become pairs and that's all that counts!
Good luck everyone and have fun....
26 May 2008
Happily knitting socks, Bye.
This is what has been going through my head for about 3 weeks now. I have never completed a pair of socks in a week, let alone 52 in 52 weeks! I may actually make it though with a trial run this week with a pair that I am making for my dad. So far I am on schedule. However, I am also on vacation... meaning I have more time to knit than I usually do.
I know that this is a personal challenge though and that there are no punishments for not finishing a pair each week, but still a little intimidated. I am taking this opportunity, not only to increase my speed at knitting, but also to explore new patterns.
I love all of the ideas that I have seen so far about gathering patterns and creating a bag for each week. I may do that with a couple, but for the most part I am a "must see to do" person... out of sight, out of mind. ;D I have a HUGE basket filled with nothing but sock yarn that is just calling my name. I keep going in and picking up skeins and imaging what I can make with them. I always get excited about this challenge whenever I do that.
I think for the most part I am ready, just a little nervous about keeping up...
25 May 2008
24 May 2008
The big plastic containers hold my yarn stash. Most of it is sock yarn, and my goal for plunge is to knit socks from stash until I run out. (Since I'm not renewing my sock club, I will be able to purchase yarn for a few pairs but not many...)
I haven't decided yet which will be my first pair. Probably Nancy Bush's New England socks from Knitting on the Road in white Regia Silk, but my mind changes almost daily. Rather than finishing one pair in a week, I'm trying to finish four pairs in a month. Simple stockinette stitch socks take about four days but patterned socks aren't as quick to knit.
To even things out (and it will be needed, because I have two Tsock Tsarina kits waiting!) I'm going to knit socks for my children.
23 May 2008
Can hardly wait to get started. Welcome everyone and I know this is going to be lots of fun.
Everybody decided what they are going to make.
I will start with a few socks out of Panda Cotton for my future little grandson.
Also want to make some of Momma Monkey sock patterns.
Just love all the detailed socks.
Hugs and blessings for a wonderful weekend
22 May 2008
I am on my 43 and 44 th pairs of socks since the end of August 2007.
So don't think I will have a problem making the 52 quota.
Also going to have a new grandson the beginning of Sept.
So need to knit lots of baby COTTON socks so I am told.
MY DIL says she wants all the baby things in cotton so will have to find more cotton sock yarns suitable for the new baby.
My other grandkids are just happy to have homemade socks.
They are looking for them already when I visit.
I am a 66 year old grandmother of 3 right now. A beautiful grandaughter who is 10 next month.
My other two grandsons are 11 and 12. So will be nice for us to have a little one to hold again as the older children are pass that already. They sure do grow up fast.
Hugs and blessings everyone to a wonderful knitting experience.
The Misplaced Midwesterner
I pretty much knit only one pair of socks at a time, both socks at once, so I never have an unfinished pair stuck somewhere in limbo. Right now, I have a pair on the needles which I'm designing for a pattern. I'm knitting from Panda Silk, which I've never used before. Another inch and I'll be ready to work the heel on this pair of toe-up socks.
Along with the goal of knitting 52 pairs of socks during the Plunge, I've set myself the task of seeing how many of the pairs I'll be designing myself. I've been in quite a sock designing mode of late, and have been keeping myself and my test knitter busy. Seems like I tend to birth sock design ideas in pairs. Too bad I can't grow another pair of arms to go with. :-)
So, I'm looking forward to this challenge, and my hope is that I can keep focused and remember that the best way to knit 52 pairs of socks is simply to put my head down, grab the needles, and go at it one pair at a time and not overwhelm myself with the idea of all those future socks!
Happy knitting to all the Plungers! (wow, that sounds oddly like some sort of bathroom humor, doesn't it?)
(TerryRoss on Ravelry)
All relatives will be recieving socks this year!! And my 4 yr. old son has been demanding some socks of his own. Those will go quicker and maybe he will recieve most of the socks I knit this year!
Can't wait to get started and see everyone's socks!
The first two weeks of June shall be the Fortnight of Baby Socks! I can hardly wait.
Cheers to all,
Just FYI, Sonny and Shear is having a 20% off yarn sale, and they have some great sock yarns. It runs thru Friday, May 23rd. Put GeorgeGaveMeYarnMoney in the coupon box when you check out.
21 May 2008
I have 2 pair of socks on the needles right now that won't count for this -along, but hey, I can never have too many socks.
by the way, I determined today that I must really be an obsessed sock knitter, because I have begun choosing my wardrobe based on the socks I knit!
anyway, good luck everyone!