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June 19 , 2007
Sock (and Lace) Plans

Before I get to the sock agenda....I have some finished socks!
Every time I opened the sock yarn drawers (there are several of them), this yarn, which I won from Adelle's contest in April, said "pick me, pick me". I had held off for awhile, but when I needed my next "mindless" sock, I couldn't deny it any longer.

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Pattern: cuff down, short row heel (I wanted to keep the fun stripes going) over 56 stitches
Yarn: Some Assembly Required Not So Light Wool hand dyed by Beth at Socks That Fit (wonderful, soft, squishy, heavier weight sock yarn!) that I won (Thank you again, Adelle!)
Needles: 2 socks on 1 2.5mm 40" circular
I had no clue looking at the skein, how this hand dyed yarn would knit up....I love the little stripes - what a nice surprise!

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In 2 days Summer of Socks begins and I am left with one pair of socks (New Englands) on my needles. My plan is to make some socks that have been in the queue for a long time (although some new patterns just got added when Summer Knitty came out) and I will use stash sock yarn (of which there is PLENTY).

The list includes, but is not limited to....(sorry no time for links today) Miranda, Thelonius, Spearfish, Cable Twist, Bavarian Twisted Stitch, Dream Twister, Bisenkorbchen, Breeze, Nordic Lights, Anastasia, Colorwork from MSKS, kit socks from RBK and STR, Setesdal, and a few more Nancy Bush (if I'm lucky...I'll get 2 or 3 from this list done!) - while at the same time making some plain stockinette socks from gorgeous hand painted/dyed yarn that I have collected. I'm not going to enter the "most socks" contest or anything...I don't want to be in a hurry - I just want to make socks that I love.

I can't knit ONLY socks, so instead of starting a new sweater, which I usually do when I finish one, I have followed the masses (2,235 today) and joined the Mystery Stole 3 KAL! It starts June 29, which gives me time to finish some things. Melanie is a wonderful designer...this should be fun!

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