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June 15, 2005

Avid Sock Knitter?

It occurred to me today -- as I was washing the dishes -- that I'm an avid sock knitter.  Perhaps you're one too?  So, in celebration of the sock move your mouse over the pictures for a little fun and then read nona's top 10 list for a little humor...

nona's Top 10 Signs That You're an Avid Sock Knitter

10.  You use the word "gusset" in everyday conversation.

9.  You've been known to find a double pointed needle tucked behind your ear at the oddest moments.

8.  You wear socks with sandals and consider yourself quite fashionable.

7.  The words, "Lorna's Laces", send shivers down your spine.

6.  You ask friends and relatives for their foot measurements instead of their shoe size.

5.  You take pictures of your sock(s) at points of interest or nestled in a bed of flowers.

4.  You're one of the 351 knitters participating in Sockapal-2-za.

3.  You pull out your reading glasses -- aka magnifying glasses -- when you pull out your knitting.

2.  You buy clothes to match your socks.

And the number 1 sign that you're an avid sock knitter is:

1.  You wake up one morning and realize that a girl really cannot have too many size 1 knitting needles.

Do you, avid sock knitting reader, have any signs you'd like to contribute?

June 15, 2005 in Project - Socks | Permalink


You're up at 12:45 reading about other people's sock knitting after staying up to work on the new sock you started.

Posted by: Jessica | Jun 16, 2005 12:45:45 AM

You make purse choices based on whether sock yarn and needles will fit inside.

Posted by: Kathy | Jun 16, 2005 12:52:59 AM

I have a lot of fun moving the mouse over the squares! The socks are beautiful! I haven't had a sock on my needles for nearly a month! And I missed the signing up for Sockapal-2-za ... so I think I am not qualified! :( But I just spent the evening learning how to do tubular cast-on for the coming pair.

Posted by: Agnes | Jun 16, 2005 12:57:15 AM

You buy no1 bamboo addis just so that you can take your latest sock on the plane with you to London in two weeks time - and I'm not really a fan of bamboo needles! But over on our side of the pond knitting needles are still deemed "dangerous" When I phoned the airline to check their policy I was told " knitting needles are still considered a threat, but, we will be relaxing the rules in a month or so" So they will be less dangerous in July??? go figure!

Posted by: Janine | Jun 16, 2005 1:50:21 AM

The changing photos and words are so cool. Love the socks too.

Posted by: erin | Jun 16, 2005 2:56:44 AM

Every shop you visit on vacation lands you with enough yarn to knit AT LEAST one more pair of socks.

Great post:)

Posted by: Kim | Jun 16, 2005 5:04:10 AM

Christmas morning includes memories of the annual last minute kitchner.

Posted by: kathy b | Jun 16, 2005 5:28:48 AM

Have you found your needle behind your ear in the supermarket? Has the teller at the bank giggled and then said behind your ear is a little stick? No? then you're not a real avid sock knitter!

Posted by: Donna | Jun 16, 2005 7:17:50 AM

When you go to a job interview dressed professionally to the nines in black, with your interesting new Cherry Tree Hill bold color pattern socks appearing when you cross your legs. Of course, the interviewer notices when she points out the Ph.D.'s you would be working for may not have matching socks. I did end up getting that job, I think because of those socks. Are interesting and fancy socks a sign of genius? (lol)

Posted by: Rose | Jun 16, 2005 8:31:03 AM

Yes to all the above! Except...I don't care whether my socks match a thing...I wear them anyway;-)
11. You would NEVER think of leaving your house without a sock to knit.

Posted by: Margene | Jun 16, 2005 8:40:42 AM

You realize that maybe, just maybe, you might want to stop wearing your oh-so-fashinonable-pointy-toed heels because you can't wear your socks with them.

Okay, so maybe I'm not there yet. But I'm getting there.

And I LOVE the picture fun!

Posted by: Purly Whites | Jun 16, 2005 10:24:16 AM

You are an avid sock knitter if..

You don't think it's strange to be on a bender to stash all known sock yarn - in every color - just because it could be discontinued before you get a chance to knit with it.

Posted by: Bliss | Jun 16, 2005 5:19:48 PM

you know you're an avid sock knitter when... you think the stores are robbers to charge $6.00 for a pair of socks...so you buy $24.00 worth of yarn to make your own. su

Posted by: su | Jun 17, 2005 8:34:49 AM

When you take your hair down at the end of the night, it's like sticking your hand into a porcupine because you absentmindedly tend to stick your DPN's into your hair noodle and forget they are there.

Socks on needles do not count as a WIP because they have become utterly ubiquitous. There is always a sock going because you need something to do at the post office, the market and the bank.

Posted by: Rainy | Jul 15, 2005 10:39:39 PM

These had me LOL! Here are mine...
You know you are an avid sock knitter when you have more pictures of your socks than of your children.
when your socks take up more room in your drawers than all of your other clothes.

Posted by: Sockbug | Jul 16, 2005 6:27:04 AM

Oh, goodness. I'm in love with those wavy multicolored socks. I'm hoping it's not one of your own patterns so that you might be able to share the source with me. Could you? Would you?

Great blog, by the way! I'm enjoying my read.

Posted by: Tipper | Jul 23, 2005 10:38:53 AM

nona! please tell how you did this photo trick?!

Posted by: graylagran | Oct 13, 2005 9:05:47 AM

i have sign number 1 but i am not an avid sock knitter. i am an avid orenburg shawl and doll-tablecloth-made-of-embroidery-floss-on-size-0000-needles knitter.

Posted by: callie | Jun 22, 2006 1:56:00 PM

te he

Posted by: callie | Jun 22, 2006 1:58:48 PM

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