Thursday, October 05, 2006

75% and Still Knitting

For those who may be interested, that’s how much is done on my DFS. No new pictures – just imagine it bigger than it was before. I am becoming quite comfortable with the pattern – now, I can actually fix a mistake whereas when I first started, I’d freak out and look at the stitches like they were a foreign object. But I’m not here to talk of shawls, but of socks.

Yes, it’s Socktoberfest! Thinking about socks has brought up a topic that has been discussed before in blogland – trends. How does a certain pattern take on epic proportions and have everyone wanting to knit it? Or how does a yarn become so famous that everyone must have it? I’d like to bring up the possibility of starting a new trend and before I reveal exactly what it is, I’d like to lay some groundwork. This notion is not going to be new to people and I’m sure others have thought of it. The idea actually was brought up in the very popular Harry Potter books. It has to do with Dobby (the house elf) and his fascination with clothing (specifically socks). And not matching socks, but instead two different socks. Think how useful this would be for those who suffer from SSS (Second Sock Syndrome for those unfamiliar with sock knitting – the apathy that follows the completion of one sock when faced with the task of knitting the same thing again). Why has the idea of wearing two different socks never taken off? Yes, I realize that some sock yarns come in a skein that has enough to knit the requisite two socks. But maybe you could share that yarn with a friend. I know that there must be a lot of single socks lying around just wishing they could get out and see the world instead of being doomed to stay in that basket of UFOs.

So what do you think? Should we start a new trend? I’ll do my part. Instead of working on a match for either of these

I cast on for a new sock.

The Central Air pattern from the last installment of the STR Club in Apple Valley Rd STR.

And, if anyone missed this from the last post, I realized that last October was the start of my blogging career. There should be some sort of contest to honor that event. So, for every comment you leave during the month of October, your name will be entered into a drawing (prizes to be determined and yes, each comment you leave will get you an entry). I’m sure there will be something from Rhinebeck offered up. Have fun.

10 comments:

margene said...

I think all new trends start at Cara's. LOL You might be trending on your own with that one;-)

Carole said...

Hannah wears mismatched socks all the time. Do you really want to jump on the bandwagon for a trend that's popular with 14 year olds? Hmmm?

Kat said...

I love your socks! Here's to Socktoberfest and knitting sock mates! Wooo Hooo!

Jane said...

Or how about socks that use the same yarn, but have different patterns? Lace on one, ribbing omn the other. Hold on...I'm going to start my own trend!

Karen said...

Hey, I'm game. I'll just tell people I got dressed in the dark. You never know... it might take off... the trend I mean.

Angie said...

I actually have been known to DO that. If my favorite store bought sock looses it's mate, I "wear the one I'm with" so to speak. You go girl...

Carrie k said...

I'm all for that trend!

CrazyFiberLady said...

Count me in on that trend too! The second sock is just a killer. I can only imagine my productivity level if I only had to make one! Great idea Lisa :)

susan said...

lovely socks! i JUST learned how to knit this weekend and well, have about 8 inches on a scarf and am still in awe that i made it that far let alone looking in on socks and things that look SOooo complicated... they are really beautiful!

ikkinlala said...

I think having different patterns for each sock would bother me, but different colours might be fun.