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Sock Swap Part Deux June 9, 2007

Filed under: 2007,knittyboard,sock — crazymonkeycreates @ 7:51 am

As a member of the knittyboard, and a newly re-born sockknitter, I decided to join the swap. Only as “regular coffee” which means I’m only obligated to a single pair of socks to my swap partner. I got matched with knitomania, and we’ve been chatting back and forth for a while.

Hey, SWA gals — especially MJ — if you remember the ‘denim’ superwash I made a while ago that I said I’d keep for myself, well… I did, and I’m now knitting the sock swap socks with it. I wound it into a center-pull ball with both ends in the center, and it’s HUUUUGE. I think I’ll be able to get at least 2, maybe 3 pairs of socks from this thing.

I was going to do the boyfriend socks, but the yarn I have is more a sport weight than a ‘sock weight’, and  72 stitches would make a hat, not a sock. My plans for toe socks haven’t gone by the wayside, but since I’ve got this on the needles, I figure I should finish this before I start on that hair-brained idea (and this way I can do more thinking and planning and bugging everyone for “how big are your toes?”, and handing out i-cord bits for various people to try on).

I don’t know whether I’ll be able to drag myself out of bed for WWKIP day and drag myself downtown in time to relax before going to work… so if I’m not there, I’ll be spinning. I just wet-finished ~450 yds of the shetland, and am spinning even thinner singles. I’m still looking for ‘sock-weight’ 2-ply off of the Joy. She can do it, I’m sure.

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2 Responses to “Sock Swap Part Deux”

  1. anna Says:

    ooooh, some handspun yarn socks??? sounds fantastic! i know working that night owl shift must be tiring!!! hope you enjoy world wide knit in public day! 😀

  2. MJ Says:

    Yeah, back to socks!! I want to start the boyfriend socks soon too! After Estes though. Can’t concentrate on a pattern right now! spinning sock yarn….makes me all fluttery inside!


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