First, congratulations to Mary G, who won my Cross Stitch Sparkle giveaway. Thanks to everybody who purchased a copy of the pattern and making the launch of my first quilt pattern so successful. I hope to see more projects soon! The pattern is now available at regular price on Craftsy, Threadbias, and Etsy.
It's been a number of years since I've participated in Socktoberfest. I've been following the Stitch Addiction podcast in recent weeks and Kate decided to do a sock KAL for October. Both Spicy and I are in need of new socks, so I'm trying to finish at least 2 pairs this month (one for him, and one for me) but I will basically just knit socks until I get sick of it.
The first pair I cast on is the Mystery Sock KAL in the Solid Socks Ravelry group designed by Jeannie Cartmel. She has designed some beautiful socks so I decided it was worth the risk. I'm using some of my naturally dyed Faun Sock in an olive green shade. I got started on Clue #2 last night. Fingers crossed that these will be nice manly socks.
I had to cast-on a second pair to work on because the one clue per week won't occupy me for a whole month, so I'm making some plain toe-up socks using the infamous and controversial Goth Socks MCN yarn. I obtained this yarn from a surprise destash (I paid a Raveler $$$, she picked out a bunch of skeins from her stash and sent them to me). To be honest, I wouldn't have picked out this skein for myself as I'm not really a pink and purple person, but for a pair of simple self-striping socks they do the trick. I really like the base yarn and I wish I knew what it was so I could try to find more. I completed one sock and am on the cuff of the second.
I'd really like to finish these up this week because I have a bunch more self-striping yarns waiting to be knit, but as usual I'm working on several other things at the same time so we'll see.