This is the second year in a row that I have felt a little wistful about Socktoberfest. I love the idea – a month to focus on the joy that comes from knitting socks. The process, the products, the fabulous hand-dyed yarns…knitting socks brings a lot to the table, and you even get to wear perfectly-fitted socks in the end. So it was with a slightly melancholy disposition that I realized that I am again focused on things other than socks in October. The family’s extremities must be protected from winter and my nesting urges to knit for them must be followed.
But then I noticed that I was noticing this in part because I was watching the Socktoberfest Flickr pool as a slide show…the entire time I was running. And I thought to myself, “You grafted the end of your first Nutkin sock yesterday and today you are watching pictures of socks flash past for 9 miles! 9 miles, girl. 97 minutes of slow, easy running and eyeballing socks. If that doesn’t count as a celebration of socks, what does?”
And then I thought of a way to finally use the mock magazine function at Big Huge Labs and I was tickled pink. Sweaty and red in the face, too.
Socktoberfest. Knit long and prosper.