Monday, January 09, 2006

The Sock-A-Month Knitalong!

SAM1 ended on July 31, 2006. Here is the participant list:


  1. Abigail ********** - J,F,M,A,Y,U,L

  2. Adelle ** - J,A,Y,U,L

  3. Adrienne - F,M,A,Y,U,L

  4. Adrienne ****** - F,M,A,Y,U,L

  5. Amanda * - J,F,Y

  6. Amanda * - J,F,A

  7. Amy * - A

  8. Ann - M,A,Y

  9. Bee - Y

  10. Beth - F,A

  11. Brianne *** - F,M,A,Y,U,L

  12. Carol - J,F,M,Y

  13. Carol - J

  14. Carry - F,M,A,Y,U

  15. Cece ** - F,M,A,Y,U

  16. choomon ***** - J,F,M,A,Y,U,L

  17. Chris - J,F

  18. Chrissy, your hostess * - J,F,M

  19. Chrissy - F,M,L

  20. Christine - M,A,Y

  21. Christine - M

  22. Christine - A,Y,U

  23. Christy * - J,F,M,A,Y,U,L

  24. Courtney * - J,M,A

  25. Crazy Basket Lady **** - J,F,M,A,Y,U,L

  26. Curlypurly * - F

  27. Dani - A

  28. Dave * - F,M,A,Y,U,L

  29. Debbie - F,M,U

  30. Dene 31* - J,F,M,A,Y,U,L

  31. Elisabeth - J,F

  32. Elizabeth - J

  33. Elizabeth **** - F,M,A,Y,U

  34. Elspeth - F,M,Y

  35. Emily *** - F,M,A,Y,U,L

  36. Erica *** - J,F,M,A,Y,U,L

  37. Erica - F

  38. Erin * - J,M,A

  39. Erin - Y

  40. Eva - A

  41. Ginger * - M,A

  42. Hege - M,A,Y

  43. Helene *** - J,M,A,Y,U

  44. Helga ** - M,A,Y,U,L

  45. Jamie * - M,A,U

  46. Jaya - J,M

  47. Jen * - J,M,A,Y,U

  48. Jenn **** - F,A,Y,U,L

  49. Jenni - Y

  50. Jenni - L

  51. Jennie ** - F,A,Y,U,L

  52. Jennifer - F,M,A,Y,U

  53. Jessica - J,F,M,A,Y,U,L

  54. Jessica *** - A,Y

  55. Jill * - J,F,M,A,Y

  56. Joanna - F

  57. Joanna - F,M

  58. Johanna * - F,M,A,Y,U

  59. Julia * - F,M,A,Y

  60. Julie * - J,F,M,A,Y,U,L

  61. Karen - J,F,M,A,Y,U

  62. Karen 39* - M,A,Y,U,L

  63. Karon ** - F

  64. Kat - A,Y,U

  65. Kathleen - M,A

  66. Kathy *

  67. Kelly - Y,L

  68. Kirsten - F

  69. Knit Chick ** - F

  70. knit_tgz - M

  71. Kris * - J,F,M,A,Y,U,L

  72. Kristy in NC ***** - J,F,M,A,Y,U,L

  73. Kristy * - M,A,Y,U,L

  74. Lara - A,Y,U,L

  75. Laura * - J,F,Y

  76. Laura* - F

  77. Lauren *** - J,F,M,A,Y

  78. Leah - J,F,M,Y

  79. Linda ** - J,F,M,A,Y,L

  80. Lindsay * - M

  81. Lisa ** - J,F,M,A,Y,U,L

  82. Lisa - J,M

  83. Lisa - M,A

  84. LivingLakeside - F,M,A,Y,U,L

  85. Lolly * - J,F,M,A,Y

  86. Lu - M,A,U

  87. Lucia - J

  88. Manda - J,F,M,Y

  89. Mary Beth * - J,F,M,A,U

  90. Melanie - J,L

  91. MelissaJoon - M,L

  92. Merete - J,F

  93. Michelle * - F,M,A,Y,U,L

  94. Monica ************* - A,Y,L

  95. Morgan - F

  96. Nelda ******* - F,M,A,Y,U,L

  97. Pam - U

  98. Persnickety Knitter - J,F,M,A,Y,U

  99. Phoebe ** - F

  100. Pixeldiva - A,Y

  101. Quikeye ******* - J,F,M,A,Y,U,L

  102. Rachel * - F,M,Y,U,L

  103. Ragan ************* - J,F,M,A,Y,U,L

  104. Renata - J

  105. Roberta ******* - J,F,M,A,Y,U,L

  106. Saff - J

  107. Sara * - J,F,M,A,Y,L

  108. Sarah - J

  109. Shanidy - F

  110. Shayla - M

  111. Shelley *** - J,F,M,A,Y

  112. Sheri ********* - J,F,M,A,Y,U,L

  113. Sherrill ** - F

  114. Sillyewe * - M,A,Y,L

  115. Silvia * - J

  116. Siri ******** - J,F,M,A,Y,U,L

  117. Sonya ** - J,M,Y,U

  118. Stariel ********* - J,F,M,A,Y,U,L

  119. StarzAbove * - J,F,M,A,L

  120. Susan - J,M,A

  121. Tania - F

  122. Tara - J,F,M,A,Y

  123. Tiffany - J,A

  124. TinaInWonderland * - J,F,M

  125. Tonia *** - M,A,Y,U,L

  126. Virtuella - F,M,A,Y,U

  127. Wendy *********** - F,M,A,Y,U

  128. Yvonne * - A,Y,U

  129. Zonda - F,M,A,Y,U,L

J = January - our prize winner is Jaya!
F = February - our prize winner is Zonda!
M = March - our prize winner is Persnickety Knitter!
A = April - our prize winner is Lauren!
Y = May - our prize winner is Karen!
U = June - our prize winner is Sonya!
L = July - our prize winner is Khris!
* = brownie point socks!

Grand Prize winner list can be found here.

The Rules

Here's how it will work. The goal will be to knit one pair of socks each month for the next 6 months (beginning in February and ending in July, but keep reading to the bitter end to find out how to get extra credit in January). I was going to make it 12, but who has that long of an attention span these days? For each pair of socks that you knit and share with all of us via your blog or pics e-mailed to me to post here, you'll get entered in a drawing for a fabulous prize (TBD, but it will be something sock-related, and it will be fantastic!). Anyone who knits all six will be entered in a bonus drawing for an extra special bonus prize (ooooh! aaaah!). How's that for motivation?

This knit-along will be fairly mellow for those less-competitive folks since you can knit just one pair of socks and still get your name in the drawing one time. You can knit as many socks per month as you want, but you'll only get drawing credit for the first pair (so max number of entries is six).

More Prizes!
As if the grand prize drawing wasn't enough, there will be seven monthly drawings as well, starting in January. Everyone who finishes a pair of socks in that month will be entered to win sock yarn.

You must sign up by the 20th of each month and finish (and let me know of) your socks by midnight PST of the last day of the month. You can sign up anytime, but if you sign up after the 20th of the month, you won't get entered in that month's drawing and will have to wait until the next month. To be included in the grand prize drawing, you must be signed up by July 20th and finish your July socks by the last day of the month. But remember, the sooner you sign up, the more chances you have to win!

Also, you must finish the socks (i.e. they must come off the needles) in the month in which you ask for credit. Socks can have been started anytime and can be socks that you will be giving away.

Since this knit-along is gearing up to be a smashing success, I will ask that you e-mail me with your sock updates. I'd love to visit all y'all's blogs to check for socks, but since there are so many of you, I just can't do it. And I don't want to miss anyone's fab socks! So send me an update when you have sock picks and I'll post a link/pic so everyone can drool over them and be inspired.

I will be keeping track of how many socks you've knit next to your name in my sidebar. You will get a little letter for each month in which you've completed a sock. As you can see, we've got a number of eager beavers who have already completed their January extra credit sock. Which brings me to...

For those of you who are chomping at the bit to get started, I'll let you early birds who finish socks in January get an extra bonus entry to the grand prize drawing. Yes, these can be socks that you finished before the knit-along started, as long as they came off the needles on or after Jan. 1 and you e-mail me a link/pic. Get knitting, y'all!

Join us!
E-mail me or leave a comment if you want to join up. With all the other sock knit-alongs going on right now, what have you got to lose? How can you beat getting multiple knit-along credits with one little pair of socks?

Let the fun begin!!!


Blogger Laura said...

Ooh, ooh, me! ME! I wanna play! I wanna play!


Cool idea. I can tell already that 2006 is going to be my Year of the Sock. I have three pairs on the needles right now.

2:33 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

Did you even have to ask? Of course I'm game.

4:08 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Although I fear I'm becoming a KAL-aholic, this sounds too fun to pass up!!! And one 2006 goal is to master sock knitting - so how can I pass?? I'd love to participate!!

4:56 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

I'm game, too. I'm presently knitting my first sock and would love some encouragement and help.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Whooo boy... I just read the rules, and realized I can do this... Sign me up, sister!

6:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in! A pair of socks a month has been my goal, anyway.

7:11 AM  
Blogger bradyphrenia said...

sweet! this'll fit right in with my personal sock goal (of reducing my ridiculous sock yarn stash). i've already completed two pairs this year and am working on a third.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Stariel said...

I'm in!

But now I have to finish another pair of socks for my bonus January entry? :P

8:57 AM  
Blogger Christy said...

I'd love to do this KAL! I've got a lot of socks on my 2006 Christmas knitting list and I'd love to have them done by July!

9:05 AM  
Blogger adrienne said...

ooooh, this sounds like a great KAL considering I just finished my first jaywalker, and have plans for socks for my grandma and boyfriend (and more sock yarn than i know what to do with). yay socks!

10:14 AM  
Blogger The Fluffy Ewe said...

That sounds do-able. Count me in. I will be knitting alot of baby sox in the next few months as there are alot of babies coming this year.

10:31 AM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

Oh, yeah, oh, yeah! Jumping on the sock bandwagon!

11:10 AM  
Blogger Chrissy said...

Super idea! I am so in. I like it, because it stays along the lines of things I would be doing anyways. Perfect!

11:12 AM  
Blogger keohinani said...

no time like the present to get moving on those socks! one pair a month for six months sounds managable..and i've got a great sock book i can work out of...and lots of sock yarn (that's an understatement) count me in, too! :)

11:14 AM  
Blogger Reina said...

I'm down! The real test will be to see if I can work, go to school, knit, and knit socks. IT's going to kill me, I just know it.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Brianne said...

Me too! Me too! Mom and I are taking a class in Feb to learn how to make them, so it'll be a great time to start. :)

12:20 PM  
Blogger Lolly said...

Sounds so good - I have so many sweaters on my list too... can I be an unofficial member? ;)

12:25 PM  
Blogger ttbookjunkie said...

Count me in too!


12:49 PM  
Blogger aija said...

I want in! I've already completed 2 pair this month, and am aiming for another (what motivation!) :)

1:36 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

I'd love to join!

4:10 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Please add me. Phew glad I have until Feb. to's my first pair, but will get me motivated to use up my sock stash :) thanks! Zknitter

5:21 PM  
Blogger MBT said...

I am SO in, just got some Cherry Tree Hill that is calling my name, and my daughter is clamoring for a pair too!

8:37 PM  
Anonymous knit chick said...

Count me in! I'm trying to finish up the matching socks for my single ones. I should be able to start a whole new pair in February!

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

join me up please! morgan ..

9:51 PM  
Blogger Joanna said...

Count me in! I think I already have (at least) 6 pairs of sock yarn in my stash, so I'm definitely in need of a KAL...

7:00 AM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

I really need an excuse to use up my sock yarn -- count me in!

12:34 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Please add me to the list! My knitting blog is

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Renata said...

Goodie! I just chanced upon your site... another PDX knitter? I dig! Please sign me up for the sock-a-month KAL (I've already got a pair on the needles, really chomping at the bit here). Love the blog, love the KAL. Ok, enough loving. Time for me to go to bed!

11:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please count me in :)
I live here:
First pair is already on the needles!

Helene :)

1:49 AM  
Blogger Ragan said...

I want to join! I am obsessed with socks ever since Lolly's Socktoberfest! Me too please!!!

5:47 AM  
Blogger Sonya said...

Count me in! 2006 is a totally socky year. Besides I can't resist another KAL!

1:58 PM  
Blogger Melanie Viney said...

This sounds perfect for me.
I'd love to join.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Baa Bonny Belle said...

I would love to join in on this one. I have tons of sock yarn.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Dene said...

May I join also? I should finish one pair this month :) Blog at .. Thank you for hosting!

10:32 PM  
Anonymous Siri said...

Sign me up, please! I've been steering away from sock knitting by some bigger projects and this is just the motivation I need to get back into it. Also, I've got to whittle down my sock yarn stash so I can pick up some more that I've had my eye on. Thank you for hosting this. It'll be fun seeing what everyone comes up with.

11:31 PM  
Blogger Adelle said...

I would love to join along, if it's still open!

4:46 AM  
Blogger MBT said...

OK, finished my first pair last night - emailed you with a link to the pix (on my blog for anyone else who cares!)

Casting on a pair in Kroy for the child for the February pair.

1:29 PM  
Blogger curlypurly said...

i would like to join, please!

5:35 PM  
Blogger ~Silvia~ said...

I would also like to join please....I need more incentive for Sock knitting...PLEASEEE!!!!

7:00 AM  
Anonymous Heather said...

If the sign-ups are still open, I'd like to join too!

Fab idea.

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

I hope its not too late to join, please count me in.

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anita said...

I'm so there. Or here. Wherever, sign me up.

*gets back to knitting that bonus January pair*

10:23 AM  
Blogger Dani said...

Oooh, this sounds like a good way to force me to actually use some of my sock yarn stash.
I'm definitely in!

12:07 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

Count me in! I would love to participate.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Is it too late to join? I'd like to if it is still possible.

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Christine said...

Oh! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! I want to join too. I really, really do. I'm so excited! I want to knit along! And while I'm in school, socks are the easiest thing to knit for me!

Thank you so much for doing this! I am so excited!!!

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to join. I just finished fuzzy feet to master the heel turn and such while doing something big so I know have the confidence to knit some socks!!! I am so excited. I do believe I will quickly become a sock knitting addict. So is there anything else I need to do beside posting a comment here other than send you pics when I finish some? Thanks.

4:30 PM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

Is it too late to join?

5:22 PM  
Blogger lucia said...

Oh no! I've recently become addicted to socks. I may need to join! I knit 2 pair in December, and finished these in January!

8:38 PM  
Blogger Manda said...

I'll join! I've got 3 pairs in the works. Surely one of them will be done by the end of the month.


2:35 AM  
Blogger Ginger said...

I would love to join if it's not too late. =)

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

Here I go, my first knit-along. Sign me up. I have one sock almost done, and this will motivate me to finish and start on the next one. Plus it gives me a great excuse to buy some Mountain colors yarn that I have been wanting to get for a pair of socks!!

6:09 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

I would like to join this KAL please!

8:31 PM  
Anonymous pixeldiva said...

Well I did say that I wanted to learn to knit socks this year... and this might just be the motivation I need. Sign me up! :)

7:01 AM  
Anonymous merete said...

I want to join!

7:37 AM  
Anonymous jaya said...

Sign me up, pretty please. :)

7:08 AM  
Anonymous StarzAbove said...

Count me in! I'd love some accountability to finish the socks I have both on the needles and planned for the needles.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Hi - count me in. I'm just getting my blog up and going - so this should be just the thing keep me motivated and posting!

5:55 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Hi! Sign me up! I already have a pair on the needles.

7:29 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

I would love to join as well. One of my new years resolutions was to knit a pair of socks a month so this works out perfectly for me!

I just finished my first ever pair last night! Woo Hoo!

Thanks for the great idea! I can't wait to see what everyone is working on!

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I'll sign up to this. I'm just starting the second sock of my very first pair and I have 'Folk Socks' coming in the post, so I'm motivated.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Saff said...

Sign me up for January! I really look forward to this. Have my socks all finished, just need to get pics.


1:53 PM  
Anonymous Susan said...

Is it too late to join, because this looks like a blast! Thanks!

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Tania said...

I would like to join! I hope this counts for Jan, because I am almost done with some Conwys and with Pomatomus...

10:04 AM  
Blogger amandamargaret said...

I would love to it too late? I do have a pair of socks that came off after Jan. do I get the pics to you?

11:58 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I am SO in on this deal! Just finished my first pair of socks 2 days ago and can't wait to do more. This is the perfect challenge for me. :)

6:08 PM  
Blogger phoenix_anew said...

I'd like to join up ... Get me motivated to knit the socks I've been wanting to!!

12:11 PM  
Anonymous karon said...

is it too late to join?

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Carole said...

I'd like very much to join. I've knitted one pair of socks and am working on my second. I've fallen in love with sock yarn, though, and need a reason to buy more!

My blog is sick, though, so I'm not sure how I can participate.

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sign me up there a specific pattern that we all do , or can we pick one??
Hugs Jeane in Utah

7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sign me up! I am totally addicted to sock knitting!

Andrea in McMinnville

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl B said...

Please add me to the list

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Count me in too! I am working on my third pair this month alone! Thanks!

Kristy in NC

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I would love to join!!

My blog is



3:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, count me in, too! Already have a pair of knee socks OTN and Jaywalkers geting started. Great idea! LaJuana in Texas

5:30 AM  
Blogger Persnickety Knitter said...

I'd like to join. I've got 4 pairs of socks in progress. This will help with the motivation to get them done.

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Kristy in WA said...

I'd like to join too. Count me in for February.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Cece said...

I'd like to join - most of my socks are getting threadbare - if i want to keep up with the luxury of handknit socks - I need to get knitting!

I finished a pair in January (Jaywalkers) but I think I'm too late to sign up??

7:02 AM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

I'd love to join. I missed the "January Bonus", but I'm ready for February. Loved your pattern in MagKnits--congrats on publication!

7:18 AM  
Blogger jill said...

I'd like to join as well, please. I've got a pair started...will they count for this month?

12:13 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Sign me up please!!

I blog at

9:36 PM  
Blogger Shayla said...

Cool idea; I wanna join!

9:05 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I would like to join also :)
Please put me down for Feb.
I will be trying the socks soaring on two needles.

8:45 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Sign me up, please! I'm already on my 3rd pair of socks this year.

4:57 AM  
Blogger MissyJoon said...

I know it is late in the game, but I would like to join you in knitting socks! I have 2 beautiful skeins of sock yarn, waiting to be knitted!

8:16 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Is it too late to join? Socks are my absolute favorite project!

6:58 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

I know today is the 20th, but can I still get in for February? I am working on a pair of red/white LouLou socks. I made a prototype - on the blog at

7:59 AM  
Blogger Grauwal said...

I missed the February deadline I guess, but can I would like to start to knit along in March.
I am in a sock knitting frenzy so beware :) Right now I am knitting along happily on the sockapaloooza sock. That one will be finished in time to start something for this knitalong. What a great idea.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Sock Hook'r said...

I know its to late for February but can I join in as of March? I have already knit 8 pairs and 2 singles since 1/1/06, so one a month is no problem at all

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Lissette said...

I want to join! It's not too late, is it?

1:23 PM  
Blogger Lisa P said...

Ragan said I should join so here I am! Is it too late?

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would really like to join in on this knit along. I am just getting into knitting socks. I look forward to learning alot.

3:33 PM  
Anonymous LivingLakeside said...

Wanted to make sure you got my email. Finished my February socks last night, February 28th at 11:30 PM.

9:23 AM  
Blogger sillyewe said...

Can I still join you sockers?? Just finished my first 2006 pair for the Olympics. :0) I keep buying sock yarn..what the he%*l? :0)

4:02 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

May I join?!

I just finished my first pair for the knitting Olympics and love making socks. Currently I am making a pair of Jaywalkers.

8:13 PM  
Blogger knit_tgz said...

Oh, I have just finished a pair of socks. Can I enter with those socks for my March project? Or should I wait to knit a new pair and only enter then?


10:15 AM  
Anonymous Julia said...

Oooh, I'd love to join! I've definitely knit a pair of socks each of the previous months this year, and I've also purchased about a year's worth of sock yarn lately. Sign me up, please!

4:01 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Still plugging along on my first pair of socks, but I wanted to let you know that my blog has changed:


7:07 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

Can I still join too? I can knit some extra socks to get caught up!

8:52 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Oh no! I didn't realize that we had to sign up every month - I thought we were just signed up for the whole thing! Ack! Well, I just finished my March socks yesterday. I meant to finish them in January, but the hand problems haven't helped. Hopefully you'll be able to have a little mercy on me.

Meanwhile, I'm signing up NOW for April. *grin*

8:57 PM  
Blogger elizabooth said...

Is it too late to join? I've actually done socks in Feb. and March, so I'll all caught up... So, if you can sign me up, that would be great...

8:19 AM  
Blogger Bear Knits said...

Can I stil join? Sock knitting is new to me. I just completed 2 pairs of socks.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Jenni said...

I'd like to join! Maybe this will help me with my second sock syndrome!

11:21 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Even though it's April, can I join?

1:41 PM  
Blogger Me said...

I would love to join!

7:00 AM  
Anonymous kesam katz said...

I would love to join your sock knitting monthly KAL. You can contact me at

11:44 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I would like to join up, too! Since I am already in three sock KAL this should be an added bonus.

My email address is

My blogspot is

My April sock will be the DENMARK Sock from Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road.

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Gina said...

I would love to join to start in May!!!! Thanks!!!

7:19 AM  
Anonymous Bee said...

I would love to join for the month of May! Please sign me up!

5:52 AM  
Blogger sillyewe said...

Whooohooo, finished my May socks. They were meant for April...but I had a little issue...or several...and didn't get them done in April. Better late than never. :0)

7:57 AM  
Blogger Breien in Lansingerland said...

I wish I had known before. Am entirely into sock knitting at the moment and I just finished a pair of Dutch traditional socks...

Is it ok that I play along for the remaining months?

9:02 PM  
Blogger theShizzKnit said...

Luurv socks! Pls sign me up for this month of May! theshizzknit at gmail dot com

12:44 PM  

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