Wednesday, April 25, 2007

sock zealot.

I have socks on the mind. I really have a desire only to knit socks. I have no idea where this tunnel vision came from, but I suspect that it has much to do with the contained nature of sock knitting. And the portability, perhaps. And there is just so much variety in patterns and fibers available for sock knitting.

And thank you so much to everyone who left such positive feedback on my One-Woman Single-Sock Liberation-Movement, otherwise known as doingwhatIwantwhenIwanthowIwant Surviving Crapademia. As a thank you, I've compiled a visual (above; go here for a better view of individual socks) and link-tastic (below) list of the socks that are on my mind, just waiting to be the next singlet. The best part about this compilation is that all of these fabulous sock patterns are ::free::free::free:: and therefore you really have no excuse not to be knitting all of them (simultaneously, even)!

Find these fabulous patterns (and some excellent blogs!) for yourselves, here:
::Charade Socks (socks and pattern by Sandra of I May Be Knitting a Ranch House)
::Leyburn Socks (socks and pattern by pepperknit)
::Boyfriend Socks (socks and pattern by Alice of slippedstitch)
::RPM Socks (socks in photo knit by joko knits; pattern by Aija of sock pr0n)
::Hourglass Eyelet Socks (socks in photo knit by edda-ruska of my lovely red wellies; pattern by Cindy of Cindy's Knits)
::Elfine's Socks (socks in photo knit by Di of clementine's shoes; pattern by Anna Bell of My Fashionable Life)
::Bayerische Socks (socks in photo knit by blogless pie princess; pattern by Eunny Jang of See Eunny Knit!)
::Orchid Socks (socks and pattern by Steph of craftoholic; pattern here)
::Donyale Socks (socks and pattern knit by Nora of Black Dog Knits)
::Seed Stitch Rib Socks (socks knit by Carson of Needle's Edge; pattern by lane cervinia calzetteria: a 2X2 rib with seed stitches in the gutters)
::Eleanor Socks (socks in photo knit by Princess Pumpkin; pattern by Socktopia here)
::Poseidon Socks (socks and pattern by Elinor of Exercise Before Knitting)
::Matahari Socks (socks knit by blogless wool for breakfast; pattern by Steph of craftoholic)
::Zonki Socks (socks and pattern by pepperknit)
::Baudelaire Socks (sock and pattern by Cookie A. of knitters anonymous)

I'm continually amazed at how many knit bloggers are behind-the-scenes sock designers. More people should be knitting these fantastic socks! And, ahhhhh, the font that is Flickr! What more could a girl in the throes of crapademia need besides Flickr and tons of fabulous free sock patterns?? I can think of nothing. (::cough:: more sock yarn ::cough::)

Off to knit more singlets...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for posting all these great links megan! all of those socks are gorgeous!

now i'll be able to work through my mountainous sock yarn stash. :)

12:33 PM  
Blogger Shannan said...

WOW! Look at all those gorgeous socks. Thanks for sharing the links...some I've never seen before. Now I need to figure out how to have more time in the day for knitting.....

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I thought I had them ALL ...
The free ones that is ... but there are a few here the I've not seen before. And Lord knows I have enough sock yarn to make them all. But I'm still just anal enough to feel the need to finish the second one before going on to a new pattern. I may work on 2 patterns at once ... but not just singles.
Can't wait to see you.


1:11 PM  
Blogger iSeL said...

So many beautiful patterns, so many finals...

I am with mom...cannot for the life of me start another pattern before finishing the current (could it be that Lucy is back?) pair.
Thanks for making my endless list of future patterns even more so!

1:33 PM  
Blogger pamela wynne said...

FABULOUS. I cannot wait to knit them ALL. Thanks four the round-up. :)

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How very enabling of you. I have had socks on the mind lately too (probably not to the extent you have though), so many links to sock patterns, so little time...

1:56 PM  
Blogger Kara said...

why would you go and collect such fab patterns and put them in one place? why?! you are such an enabler. wicked philistine!

1:57 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Naturally, my eye was drawn directly to Bayerische. Why must it always be cables with me? Why?

2:11 PM  
Blogger Stella said...

oh, the possibilities. i think i'd better bookmark this post for when i'm deciding on my sockapalooza project -- several of these are brand new to me.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

I'm with you. I love the sock knitting. You can do all of these crazy intricate patterns and it still doesn't take all that long. Plus, sock yarn is really the best of all yarns, in my opinion :)

Thanks for all of the links. I love reading about other people's sock knitting too!

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the neat links. There are so many talented knitters out there.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow wow wow -- thanks for all those great links!

3:23 PM  
Blogger maritza said...

I keep telling myself that as soon I get a free moment I am making myself a new pair of socks. I miss sock knitting so much. *sigh*
Thank you for sharing all those gorgeosities and the links to the patterns. I love them all. I need to get knitting again.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Emma said...

What a great list, and just in time for Sockapalooza!

4:24 PM  
Blogger Elinor said...

Thanks for the resource! I too have only wanted to knit socks. Maybe it's an end-of-the-semester thing. That and socks aren't too hard to knit while reading, which explains the only way I'm getting any knitting done these days.

4:41 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Hi! I recently found your blog and have had a great time reading your posts.

Thanks for the sock links. I always have a pair on my needles, though I'm a strong proponent of two socks on the magic loop. Otherwise I'd be in your one-sock camp!

4:42 PM  
Blogger Miss Bea said...

Oh, socks are so yummy. Sock yarn is even yummier. I want to knit all of the patterns you listed! I've been eyeing Cookie's designs since before I learned how to knit socks.

On another note, I noticed you have The Crane Wife on your music list and I just had to comment that it became one of my all-time favorite albums the very first time I heard it. I'm addicted. I will definately have to check out the rest of the music you have listed.

Compliments on your taste in music and socks!

4:48 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Oh jeez, even more link enablement? That's simply not fair! All I can think about are socks (esp. after picking up More Sensational Knitted Socks), and now you give me a bazillion links to keep me even more distracted? Well played Megan, well played.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the great linkage! i just bought some of the lovely yellow lorna's that i first saw on your blog, now i just have to pick a pattern!

5:02 PM  
Blogger Mari said...

Excellent! I'm off to start another pair.... so many socks to knit, so little time!

5:07 PM  
Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Loving all of those sock pattern links in one place. You completely rule...

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for this great collection! I was completely undecided about what to do with my Fleece Artist sock yarn, but now I think I have a few contenders from this list.

5:55 PM  
Blogger Laura B said...

link-tastic indeed! The next time I want to cast on for socks, but can't decide on a pattern, I know where to look!

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fabulous list! If anyone knows their socks it's you...

Thanks for including Donyale. x

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS: Your mum is so cool!

7:20 PM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

Oh, now, you've gone and done it! My sock yarn stash is dwindling, and I was feeling a little proud of that. But now, I feel a sense of dire need to BUY MORE SOCK YARN.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Thank you for posting the links! I have several cable-rib socks I have planned to knit (stitch dictionaries can be addictive). I quite enjoy matching a cable to a repeating rib pattern to a sock yarn and a heal and a toe. So many lovely little things to engineer. Such practical knitted beauties result. Perfection.

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the links! I'm definitely on a sock kick right now.

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aw, sweetie! thanks for two links to my socks! the zokni recipient just loves when her feet show up on people's blogs :)

and thanks for the others, too. ah yes, flickr and socks, BFF.

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had sock knitting on the brain too - especially since I'm newly determined to understand toe-up & short rows.
I've got a few of these printed out already but definitely not all of them! I've just printed out a few...when will I find the knitting time?

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flickr is a very dangerous procrastination tool. I love it so! Lots of good socks there, I need to get cracking to knit a hole in my sock yarn stash...

11:06 PM  
Blogger Carson said...

How fortuitous, I only just got home with a fresh purchase of sock yarn.
I've been eyeballing mintyfresh's Leyburn socks for about a week now & they're on the mental list. Love ranchhouse's Charades too.
Oh my gourd- my funny lookin' first pair of socks made your shortlist? You're too kind (just a little errata- the pattern for them is copyright Northern Needles, I'm so not up to sock pattern stage!):)

2:31 AM  
Blogger Pikku- Kettu said...

Ah, sock yarn! For a girl who just received about a pound's worth yesterday, I'm oddly unsatisfied with my sock yarn stash. And those patterns really don't help either.

2:52 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

it is amazing how many great sock patterns are out there!!!! Some of those I've had on my list for a while....nothing wrong with sock tunnel vision!!!

9:37 AM  
Blogger Ina said...

Thanks for all the great links to all the great, free sock patterns (with full details on designer and knitter, too!).

12:31 PM  
Blogger 5elementknitr said...

I saved this page to my KnitPatterns Wish List bookmark!

1:09 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Great post! Thank you so much for sharing! All these patterns are very tempting.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Just found you at the Sockapalooza blog. Thanks for all the great links. I just got some Sundara yarn and am having a great time drooling over patterns.

1:32 PM  
Blogger christine (threedogknits) said...

Thanks for the links. I, too have been in a sock mood lately, even before signing up for sockapalooza. Perhaps it is because sock yarn is so easy to buy, and so delicious. I haven't seen many of these socks. New patterns - yay! I have been coveting Bayerische for awhile. But with 90 or so stitches per round I might never actually knit it. My attention span can only handle 60 or so stitches.

4:59 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

thanks for including me and my pattern along with some great company! i'm quite honored. :)

and it is just amazing to see how many great sock pattern that are available on the internets. yay! thanks a lot for compiling this list. i wouldn't have known that half of these great pattern were floating around. I just might use one for my sockapalooza pal.

11:45 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

And people say there's too much socks on the internet (ahem). Not enough, I say!

11:50 PM  
Blogger Oiyi said...

I wish I had your sock knitting desire. Maybe I should send you all the sock yarn I have been hoarding, ahem..I mean collecting.

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm on a sock kick right now. But given that I have two new sock books and haven't knit anything from them, sticking to plain or ribbed socks for the time being, I need to get going.

5:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting the links to all those great patterns! I hadn't seen many of these and they are awesome!

2:36 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Thanks a LOT. Seeing all those beautiful little sock photos makes me want to abandon my paper writing -- maybe even drop out of school altogether -- and devote my full attention to knitting socks. Well, knitting socks, and looking at people's pretty photos of their socks.

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes! Crapademia! That *so* captures my current frame of mind. Socks. Will knit socks in response. Have been reprogramed ... no more self-loathing. Okay, well, that was a lie. But socks!

1:27 PM  
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