Monday, October 02, 2006

Sock update & a couple announcements

First of all...he did it! Bill ran the Portland marathon yesterday in just over 4 hours. He would've done much better but had horrible leg cramps for the last 5 miles and couldn't run any more. I was/am so proud of him for finishing - we drove the course on Saturday afternoon, and it makes you realize how ridiculously long 26.2 miles is!

I've got a couple sock-related announcements to make. First, Khris of Chewy Spaghetti is offering SAM2-ers a $2 per skein discount on her gorgeous handpainted yarns. Just enter "Sock-a-month" in the memo area when purchasing at her Etsy store. Also, she's offering free shipping to anyone who sends her a picture of a FO made out of one of her yarns. Thanks, Khris! I know from personal experience that her yarns are gorgeous.

Next, we've got another knitter (Megan) selling a sock pattern to raise funds for her Tour de Cure to benefit diabetes research. Thanks to all of you for your support of Karen's walk-a-thon, and if you want to donate more for diabetes research, go to Megan's blog and check out the sidebar for info on how to help.

This week, we did a little change-up for the sock update. Teri very generously offered to do a guest update, which was a huge help to me. I'm going to put open a call for guest sock updaters, and I'll put y'all in a drawing for a socky little prize at the end of the knit-along. Love it and want to do multiple updates? I'll give you one entry for each update you do for me! E-mail me if you're interested. I love doing the updates, but it is nice to have some fresh adjectives to describe socks. I'm sure you're all getting tired of "gorgeous".

Also, I've gotten a few updates since Teri finished this, so you'll be included in next week's update if you sent your update in yesterday and you're not on here. I'll be doing the drawing for Sept. after next week's update so that you're all included.

Now, on with Teri's update:

Happy Socktober! What better way to start the month of sock celebration than the SAM2 updates? Thanks, Chrissy, for inviting me to do this week's updates.

Margo completed her second pair of toddler socks for September while traveling. Be sure to check out all the delicious yarn she picked up along the way.

Kelly finished her Socks of Doom; she worked on them while knitting in public for the first time!

Ginny's Socks of Doom are done as well. She got a scare when the postman knocked on her door, but it was a false alarm. It makes me smile to think of all those socks winging their way all over the world!

Chrissy finally completed the blue socks for her brother. They've been on her needles for nearly a year!

Aimee has two more pair for September; the first are Interlacements Toasty Toes for herself, the others are Steinbache Wolle Activ Effekt for her daughter.

Julia's celebrating the completion of her Pretty Petals socks, plus a load of other stuff. Check out the picture of her wearing her daughter's sweater - cute!

Ragan's been doing some shopping! Plus, she finished a pair of green-with-pink footies.

Have you seen Aija's stripey Ronald McDonald socks yet? She dyed the wool herself with Easter Egg dyes.

The Persnickety Knitter's Socks of Doom are finished. Plus, she used the Socks That Rock won in a SAM drawing to knit some inside-out socks.

Siri's two pair of socks for September include the Blue/Gray Big Brother socks and a pair of Autumn Flowers.

Mandy's Elfine's socks are full of pretty leafy goodness.

Emily used her own pattern for her these lovely blue socks for Anneliese.

Here's a picture of the Hedera socks Bettina knit using wool from Tricot Treat on Etsy.

Julie's Sunset socks were knit using Kool-Aid-dyed yarn.
Sarah completed her Jaywalkers just in time to count for her September socks.

Robin's yellow/orange/white anklets make me so happy - this is one of my favorite color combinations.

Zonda gets double KAL credit for her stormy Ocean Socks - they were her project for the Mystery Sock KAL as well as for SAM2.

Vicki has some great detail shots of her Acorn Socks.

Michelle sent out her Socks of Doom. I wonder how many people have been knocked out so far?

Check out the gorgeous blue Karen's Sugar-Free Diabetes Walk Socks knit by Helga. Remember, you can get your own copy of this wonderful pattern designed by Chrissy here. Take a look at the right sidebar to see how much has been raised so far!

Nicki joins the SAM2 this month with her Baudelaires.

Christine had a mini-KAL with Zonda, finishing her Ocean Socks for the Mystery KAL and SAM2.

Christa's fastest-ever socks were her Socks of Doom. She's waiting for her victim's unfinished pair now.

Amanda's first socks were a little too tight. The second pair were a little too long. But, just like Goldilocks, her third pair are just right. Go see her Summer Garden Socks for yourself!

Two more pair from Blogless Aimee - Handspun hand-dyed Woodsman socks for her husband and KnitPicks Crayon for her 4-year-old.
You can all but feel fall in the air when looking at Bobbi's Scottish Highlands Falling Leaves.

Sarah used the two socks on two circs method for the first time to knit her Lorna's Laces socks.

Missy knit a pair of Karen's Sugar-Free socks, finishing just in the nick of time!

Ginger's Socks of Doom are looking for their victim - could it be you? Watch out!

Adrienne is practically turning cartwheels, she so happy to be done with the Nasty Green Socks.

Heather is another SAM2 newcomer with her very first pair of socks.

Blogless Nancy has two pair finished for September; Child's First Socks from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks and a pair of ribbed Regia Patch Antik, both destined to be Christmas gifts.

Jennie's in love with her Norways. They look so cute folded down over her boots!

Mary has been knitting gift socks. Go see her two pair of baby socks - awwwww!

Blogless Tanya's last pair for the month of September are these Autumn Socks.

Lynn's showing us her squishy sock love, finished with a whole day to spare!

Rachel's Textured Triangle socks are so pretty - and she's even sharing her pattern. Thanks Rachel!

Thanks to a lace bug, Brenda's sock knitting has slowed down. Her Online socks took nearly a month to complete.

Abigail's Ribbed Socks are her third pair for the month. Now Abigail, we want to see the Hallowigs!

Whups! I nearly forgot my own socks. You can see the Jeannie socks I dyed and knit here. I love this yarn.


Blogger m. said...

Thanks for the shout-out Chrissy! :) And that is some impressive sock knitting ladies.

7:11 PM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

Congratulations to Bill! The marathon is truly a feat of endurance. Just finishing is remarkable in my book! :)

10:10 AM  
Blogger Tanya said...

I'm not blogless hehe ;o)

I totally understand why you thought I was, I forgot to send you a link to the posting on these socks.

Congrats to Bill! That's impressive!

10:50 AM  
Blogger Ginny said...

Forgot to say congratulations on the marathon to Bill!! That's awesome.

My goal is next November to run the Outer Banks marathon. If I can get in shape after having Baby 2 in March!

7:34 AM  

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