August 25, 2008

A wheel of socks, progress so far



I thought you might like to see how far I've progressed on the lunar year of socks for the hospice. I decided a wheel shape in honour of the wheel of the year was the most suitable way to display them. There are 25 pairs of socks here so far and we are only 2/3rds of the way through the year. Far more than my original hope of 1 pair per lunar month, making 13 pairs in all.
I hadn't realised how many I'd made. Especially if you think I've made pairs for family, shawls and more:) This doesn't include the 2 pairs made by Jane and Gourdon Girl, 27 pairs up to now:)
I think the hospice will be very pleased don't you? I want to thank everyone who got involved in this project and sent me yarn, it is very much appreciated. As you know this project is very dear to me.
Also in answer to the emails I've had, yes please to sock yarn. I can always use more as this project will be continuing next year all be it in a slightly different form. I am hoping to purchase some more of the more exotic yarns when I can get them such as Sundara, Wollmeise etc Not that they are better, its just that I wanted to show the whole range you can knit with. Most people aren't aware of the sock obsession around the world, well you wouldn't be if you didn't knit socks I guess.
More pictures tomorrow of the Mr Mog socks and my purple shawl.
Next socks in the hospice project? That would be Rosie's yarn she dyed for me I think
:)

12 comments:

aniexma said...

Holy Dinah, that's a lot of socks!!! Well done.

Aknita said...

Goodness, that's just amazing! They all look so lovely and colourful on display that way - how imaginative :-)

nadine said...

Bravo to you ! what a lot of knitting. I think your socks for the Hospice project is marvellous. Perhaps you could mention it more frequently on your blog ? to give people a reminder of what you're doing - and perhaps generate some .... extras ?

Blue Witch said...

Fabulous!

Mad about Craft said...

That's very impressive!!

maylin said...

It loks amazing seen that way,

Alison Boon said...

What a great display they all make.

yvonnep said...

So many socks! Great job!

Abigail said...

Excellent! I love your wheel of socks.

Kate said...

That is so awesome! I wish I could say that I've made that many pairs. I think I need to get busy with my dpn's

Artis-Anne said...

Woweeeeeeee

gilraen said...

My wheel is only little compared to your Monster Truck wheel!!! Lovely and so many gorgeous socks :D