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Goodbye Summer, Halloí Socktober!


by Nanc filed under knitting on October 3, 2007 10:19 AM

In Texas, we donít really say goodbye to the heat of summer so much as the idea of pool parties, water restrictions, and constantly staying in the air-conditioned indoors. The concept of fall in all its leaf-raking, crisp-morning notions wakes us up out of our hammock-napping haze and gets us to enjoy the slight change of weather. (Shorter sunlight hours = lesser heat-of-the-day moments.)

The onset of fall also nudges my inner knitter out of itís a-row-here-a-row-there stupor and gets my wool-juices flowing. (That is not what I meant!)



The knit-blogging world is already abuzz about Socktoberfest and Iím coming along for the ride! Oh, sure. I still have all those WIPs and SIPs to work on, but the excitement is in the new project; the of-the-moment sock special for the occasion.

And how could I knit anything other than this lovely, autumnal skein of fingering weight yarn? This is Yarn Botanika Superwash Merino in a color they dubbed Marigolds, but Iím renaming Indian Corn. (Isnít it just delicious?!)

Iím undecided on which pattern I should use: a lacy leaf patter or a clever slip-stitch pattern? Something popular and "hot" now, like Monkeys, or a simple sock to show whatever those colors want to do? I welcome all of your suggestions.

What I do know is that both me and that lilí guy in the photos are sure glad that it is Socktober! Bwah-Ha-Ha-Ha

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Posted by: P-la on October 3, 2007 11:42 AM

Kansas Harvest pattern!!! Looks like wheat! Whatever you make with them will be gorgeous! That's very pretty yarn. And a very menacing gargoyle!


Posted by: Petra on October 3, 2007 07:54 PM

Love the gargoyle... gargoyle on Indian Corn? Faboo! I gotta go figure out which one I am going to do... EEEEE Socktober!


Posted by: Jen Da Purse Ho on October 4, 2007 12:31 AM

That gargoyle kind of freaks me out. :) but that sockyarn is AWESOME!!!!!! oooooh!


Posted by: mk on October 5, 2007 10:48 AM

I try to live in a gargoyle free environment, but if you ever meet some of my family members, you might wonder....

Anyway - I love the yarn. I can't wait to see the finished socks!


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