Socktoberfest Wednesday

Lolly had a mini-questionnaire on her blog pertaining to Socktoberfest. As promised and without further ado, here are my answers:

When did you start making socks?
I think I was about 8 years old.

Did you teach yourself or were you taught by a friend or relative? or in a class?
My Grandma Tupper started me off, and I relearned on my own using her old Patons leaflets.

What was your first pair? How have they "held up" over time?
That were a finished pair and wearable :)? A self-striping Regia with contrast cuff, toe and heel - still wearing them :).

What would you have done differently?

What yarns have you particularly enjoyed?
Jawoll, any Regia, Fleece Artist merino sock and Lorna's Laces and several different Indie hand-dyers and hand-spinners.

Do you like to crochet your socks? or knit them on DPNs, 2 circulars, or using the Magic Loop method?
I rarely crochet anymore, I'm a die-hard dpn girl but am teaching myself 2 circulars for Socktoberfest.

Which kind of heel do you prefer? (flap? or short-row?)
Flap all the way - you can jazz them up with embellishing stitches and the extra padding is nice too.

How many pairs have you made?
Hm-m-m... about twenty pairs now, including pre-blog pairs.

This showed up as I was posting earlier today - I feel better about my sweater prospects now!

Melissa! It's the first game of the regular season! Go Sens Go!! (and your team too of course, until we meet)


jayne said… that Sierra Aran in Walnut?? I have some of that from last year. This year I bought a bunch of Fiddlehead Green. You still have a pair of socks from when you were eight?? That's pretty impressive.
Melissa said…
so much for the start of the flyers season! it's going to be a long one for sure. oh well, i guess that's why there are 82 games!

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