Saturday, September 30, 2006
Socktober 1st
Welcome everyone! I hope that you too will be inspired to knit Toe-Up socks for the first time.

Toe-Ups are something I've wanted to try since I knitted my first pair of socks. In fact, I'd planned for the second pair to be Toe-Ups. Hours later, I conceded defeat. Now that I think back, with the benefit of being a more experienced sock knitter, if I'd have just kept going I was probably on the right track.

This time, I'm planning on using Knitty's Widdershins pattern. I'm going to use Paton's Patonyle. It's an Australian sock yarn and I know it will withstand frogging; it's soft and lovely to knit with and it machine washes beautifully.

I'm looking forward to trying again and I hope you'll join us.

Happy Socktoberfest knitting!

Hurray for Toe Ups!
What a great idea for a knit a long ;) I love toe up patterns and am technically not a first time toe up knitter (in fact, the first socks I ever knit however many years ago were toe up) But Rebecca said it was okay for me to join in - grin.

Even though not a newbie to toe ups, I am also no expert and am always on the search for improvements to my sock knitting, especially at the toes and heels and bind offs. There is always something to learn, don't you think? So I thought it would be fun to join in and knit along and learn along the way. I am especially hoping that we might knit along together on the Widdershins (sp?) pattern from knitty that Rebecca mentioned.

Thank you for allowing me to join in =) You can see more of my knitting at my farm blog Serenity Farms.

Cary at Serenity Farms in Michigan

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

To celebrate Lolly's Socktoberfest, my Aussie friend OzKnitter came up with a wonderful idea to have a blog for those of us who have wanted to learn how to knit socks from the Toe Up. We thought we needed other brave souls to tread the uncharted waters with us. So, if you are wanting to try this new method of knitting socks, come along and join us. It's Socktoberfest!