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knitpurlgurl
01-17-2009, 04:00 PM
I'm just getting into knitting socks and was considering joining a Sock of the Month club.. Has anyone done this? Are there clubs out there for sock knitters like myself - newer sock knitters? Are there clubs that offer every other month? (I'm a slow knitter.) I've seen a couple on the internet, but would really love a first-hand experience of a good sock club. Thanks in advance!!

teachermom
01-17-2009, 05:46 PM
I've never joined a club, but I can't imagine knitting a sock a month - I'm too much of an ADD person to be able to just stick to a project. I always have to have a few different projects going at one time.

knitpurlgurl
01-17-2009, 06:18 PM
Quite frankly, so am I (I have 8 projects OTNs right now!) - I've seen a quarterly sock of the month club, which is probably more my speed. :)

teachermom
01-19-2009, 12:43 PM
Did you see the thread about knitting two socks at once on DPN's? Here is a link to the article that is referenced in the thread. http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/FEATextreme2in1.html I'm going to try this soon... looks like it may be worth it to try - 2 at one time, maybe then I would have a chance to finish a sock pair in a more timely fashion. :-)

Plantgoddess+
01-19-2009, 12:53 PM
I'm afraid if I didn't like the pattern or the yarn I would not get around to knitting the kit anyway. There are so many free sock patterns available and wonderful sock yarns and colors that I have made way more socks than I need and family members are now getting socks as well.

TooCircular
01-19-2009, 02:22 PM
You might want to consider learning how to knit socks on two circular needles. I took a class about a year ago to learn this method. It's so much easier than using the DPNs!! At first we learned how to make just the one sock on 2 circs., then two socks on two circs. Will NEVER go back to using DPs again. Just love it~

Jan

knitpurlgurl
01-19-2009, 03:14 PM
I use Magic Loop and am currently learning two toe up socks on one needle!

Mirl56
01-19-2009, 03:20 PM
I've never seriously thought about a sock club, at least not for more then 2 minutes. I do love making socks and have a bunch now. I also have more sock yarn then a person should ever admit to. And not every sock book ever published, but a good many of them, plus countless free sock patterns.

I'd worry I wouldn't love the color of the yarn, or would hate something about the pattern. they don't really seem to be a bargain to me, you know? I'd just rather buy the yarn I want when I see/want it/can afford it and find a pattern.

knitpurlgurl
01-20-2009, 10:51 AM
I've never seriously thought about a sock club, at least not for more then 2 minutes. I do love making socks and have a bunch now. I also have more sock yarn then a person should ever admit to. And not every sock book ever published, but a good many of them, plus countless free sock patterns.

I'd worry I wouldn't love the color of the yarn, or would hate something about the pattern. they don't really seem to be a bargain to me, you know? I'd just rather buy the yarn I want when I see/want it/can afford it and find a pattern.

Good point! :)