Thanks for the great interest that's been shown already in Southern Summer of Socks! It's sure to be a fun knit along, one with plenty of scope to be involved as little or as much as you want or are able.
So, here are some useful bits of information.
What is it?
Southern Summer of Socks is designed simply as a fun, relaxed way to knit through your sock yarn stash. We aim to keep it as straight forward as possible, with minimal rules and guidelines and plenty of time to knit all the socks you can or want to manage in the time.We had the idea when we realised that between us both we have approximately enough sock yarn to make 50 pairs of socks. That's a conservative estimate. Socks are ideal summer knitting because they're small and easier to deal with in the heat than a huge, heavy jumper. And they make ideal Christmas gifts.
Southern Summer of Socks will begin on 1 October 2007 and conclude on 31 March 2008.
We're starting it before the onset of summer to allow for Christmas knitting to be done as part of the knit along.
How to Enter
To enter, leave your details, including email address and blog address in the comments or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and you'll be sent an invitation to join the blog. If you've done so already, we'll get your link up in the sidebar over the next week or so as time permits.
If you don't have a blog, you can still enter, you'll just need to send photos and text to Bells or RoseRed for posting onto this blog.
We'll hold a series of contests and announce winners at the end. To enter, you need to nominate yourself by a date we'll announce later in the summer.
Categories will include:
1. Most socks
2. Biggest socks
3. Best original design
4. Most techniques used
5. Most travelled sock
6. Best first sock (beginner category)
Sign ups are open until 1 November and the KAL is open to anyone anywhere, not just those from south of the equator. The more the merrier!
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
Bells and RoseRed