October is here! That means SOCKS!!!!
Unlike Oktoberfest, Socktoberfest actually takes place in October.
This has nothing to do with the sock monkey who shows up at beer festivals. It is about socks, handknit, yummy socks.
Lolly Knitting Around started Socktoberfest in 2005 on her blog.
The Socktoberfest Ravelry group has over 1500 members. The challeges are individual, knitting from stash yarn, knitting socks that are more challenging than what the knitter usually would choose, mystery sock KALs.
My goal is to finish some socks, free up the needles holding those stitches...some since last year! Some are designs that are half written, and yes, one is lace weight yarn on tiny, tiny needles.
Later this month my oldest and youngest have their birthdays, Shmuli and I will celebrate our anniversary, almost every High Holy day is crammed in this month and Tirzah and I will fly out to Hartford, visit LeeAnn, and attend Stitches East. Given how busy this month is, we will see how much knitting gets done.
If you are on the East Coast, come to Stitches East, drop by booth #908 and show off your Socks for Socktoberfest!