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10 March 2010 3,760 views 3 Comments

socks revived

I admit it, knitting socks isn’t my favourite thing. Oh sure, I always have one in my purse in progress, but I don’t usually get startitis for socks the way I do for sweaters. The sock WIP in my bag right now has been in progress for over a year. Yikes. Enter the genius of Elinor.

See, Elinor cranked out a whack of socks every year. Upwards of a dozen sometimes. I’ll pause and let that sink in. A dozen socks. A pair a month. 24 socks in a year. She totally puts me to shame. (And I deserve that shame. 14 months for a pair of socks? C’mon, Caro, get it together!)

In an effort to revive her love of socks (and not have to wear store-bought socks) she’s devised a sock design contest. All the details are over on Exercise Before Knitting, but essentially, design a pair of socks and if they’re awesome, you might win stuff.


Elinor has asked me to sit on the judges panel, and I have to tell you, I’m stoked. I can’t wait to see the designs folks come up with. I’m sure it will revive my own interest in sock knitting. One can only hope, ’cause I have to get these current socks off the damn needles!


  • britt said:

    i can’t wait to see either!! i need some new sock ideas for my mom’s birthday socks.

  • gale (she shoots sheep shots) said:

    With you in slo-mo sock slacking. But at least the pair you have in progress have some fine cuffs. What pattern?

  • Kathy said:

    Those are pretty! I love wearing handknit socks but my enthusiam about knitting them goes up and down. Right now it’s down!

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