Posts tagged monthlysockchallenge
Monthly Sock Challenge : 5 of 12

You really can't browse Ravelry or the the knitting community without running into Hermione's Everyday Socks. I can finally say I've knit a pair myself and can see why they are so popular. Mine were knit up in Knit Pick's Stroll in the "Rainforest Heather" colorway and knit with a size 1 needle, which I'm pretty sure is the smallest I've worked with yet. (More specifics can be found at Ravelry.) Next month I hope to remember to try out this technique to avoid the little bumps I get when grafting toes. Do you have any other little sock knitting tricks?

Also, a heads up that January is a giveaway month for Monthly Sock Challenge participants! Every three months, I draw from all the previous entries in the linky and give away a prize. This month, Deneise of cabinfour is generously offering a sock pattern of the winner's choice and I'll pair that with a $25 gift certificate to one of my favorite yarn shops, Quince and Co. So get knitting those socks and submitting them to the linky! (I've added a few more specifics in regards to rules. I'm also no longer embedding the linky in these posts. You can find it at the MSC page here.)

Monthly Sock Challenge : 1 of 12

My Monthly Sock Challenge is off to a good start. Right now I'm working on Septmeber's pair and August's is all done and gifted. These Warm and Cozy Socks were made for my Aunt. I wanted a classic pattern that would offer lots of warmth. Since most people aren’t fond of caring for wool or having it against their skin, I went with an acrylic in a lovely blue-gray-lavender (depending on the light.) More project specifics can be found on Ravelry.

I’ve also upgraded the linky to be longer. As you can see, it runs for a full year. I’ll also be embedding it in my monthly post like I am here. As a better incentive, I’m thinking of doing the occasional giveaway, maybe every few months. Entries would be what is submitted in the linky. (Also, your linky submission doesn’t only have to be a finished object post. You can link to blog posts and even Instagram photos where you share photos of your WIP!)

Melissa and Kylie have joined in! Do you want to join us?