Friday, February 5, 2010

DIY Sock club

I've been knitting for a couple of years now, and the obsession has perhaps waned a bit. I still love it lots and lots, but have been doing more baking as creative expression.

However there's a thing called Sock Club which I think is way cool. Some clever knitters dreamed it up - usually you join a sock club that is offered by a yarn company, such as the outstanding Blue Moon Fiber Arts. You pay them money (the one at Blue Moon runs about $250), and they send you patterns and yarn on a regular basis. You can blog and email with other sock club members, and all in all it's pretty awesome.

I've been stashing more and more yarn, and decided to lay out a plan for using some of this stuff - a sock club of my own! Here's what's on tap for 2010, in no particular order:

Smoosh Angee. The pattern: Angee.
The yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy, color: Deep Sea Flower.

The Sanguine Snake. The pattern: Snake River Socks.
The yarn: The Sanguine Gryphon Kypria, color: Thetis.

Pool Diversion. The pattern: Diversion (my fourth attempt! more on that later).
The yarn: Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett - color Exotic Pool.

Sleepy Tosh. The pattern: Sleepy Hollow.
The yarn: Tosh Sock, color: terrarium.

Sleepy Vanilla Sox. The pattern: plain vanilla sock pattern + the heel from Sleepy Hollow Socks.
The yarn: Berrocco Sox, color Kingston.

Right now I'm doing a scarf for a friend, a hat for a baby, and have ends to work in on a sweater & a scarf. I figure I'll get started on the sock club sometime later this month. I might bring the plain vanilla one on my trip to RI later this month. We'll see - should be fun. Stay tuned!


  1. fun! i'm doing sort of the same thing, but not all socks (don't have enough sock yarn for that). it's awesome so far -- i love the randomness of picking a project blind each month.
    i'm interested to see how you like sleepy hollow -- i'm intrigued. oh, and i'm totally loving the a.m. sock i'm doing right now (from herbivore knits)! really well written and easy to follow pattern.

  2. I love sock knitting for travel knitting. There is generally enough stitches that I'm not worried about running out of knitting and I'm not lugging around lots and lots of yarn. Bonus points: it doesn't take up much room in a carry-on.

  3. oooh wow, sock making, cool!!