ain’t no party like a sock knitter party

Anne-Marie, Sit ‘n’ Knit New York‘s fearless leader, organized on helluva sock swap for the group. I lucked out big time when Anne-Marie assigned Annmarie to knit me my socks, because she took my color and yarn preferences straight to heart.

the socks I received! (by mintyfreshflavor)

Solid orange Koigu, y’all. Be still my beating heart. I didn’t even express my distaste for variegateds in the survey, but she saw straight to my true nature. The pattern, 9 to 5, is by Nicole Hindes and the pair fit me perfectly. Thanks again so very much, Annmarie! I’m also happy that by happenstance I sat next to you and we got to chat.

Other socks given showed really amazing work—Chante could “only” get through 1 intensely argyled knee sock, so the girl knit a whole other pair for Carolyn. Jane hand-spun and hand-painted the yarn she used for Virginia’s socks. I was duly impressed with all the socks—and I think my love for knitting has been totally reinvigorated.

We all gathered ’round for a group feet shot. Because I don’t have a wider angle lens (sigh . . .) there was no possible way to get all the feet in at once for me (unless I’d been up on some kind of crane, which I did not have on hand, and even then my foot wouldn’t have been in, unless it was the focus and everyone else was in bokeh . . . but I digress). You can see the whole group in the shot Anne-Marie took here. But what I was able to capture—and which definitely makes up for the lack of a circle of feet—is how closely we were jammed up against each other, and also how much fun we had!

IMG_8432 (by mintyfreshflavor)

sock circle (by mintyfreshflavor)

circle up

circle up (by mintyfreshflavor)

I’ll tell you about the socks I knit soon—I just put mine in the mail today, because my pal couldn’t be at the party.

16 Responses to ain’t no party like a sock knitter party

  1. Annie says:

    Those orange socks are *so* you. The pics of all of us trying to cram our feet into a circle made a little lump in my chest. I’m glad everyone had fun. How thrilling that it even reinvigorated your love of knitting. Hooray!

  2. Jessica says:

    Wow! What fun!! So I *have* to know, where’s the pattern for that “intensely argyled” sock in the red and blue?! It’s amazing!

  3. Kim says:

    Ain’t nothing like orange Koigu. I recognized the sock Shameka knit in the many feet photo. Good to know she finished.

  4. esmerelda says:

    Elizabeth – yup, it does indeed! The same song is referenced by Flight of the Conchords in the Rhymenocerous vs Hiphopapottamus song – “Ain’t no party like my Nanna’s tea partay! Hey!”

    Ahem, so I’ll stop there before I totally out-geek myself! Sock Swap Party – best idea ever! The orange Koigus are gorgeous, you really lucked out.

  5. Jen says:

    LOL my socks didn’t make it into the picture but I did make it into the one of us all crammed together. Such an awesome swap! And now I have so many more patterns to queue

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