Friday, September 26, 2008

Yes, we're back!

So after some procrastination and deep thinking, and some gentle prodding in the Ravelry group, SSoS is back for 2008/2009! Woo hoo!

This year there might be a few less competitions but there might be a swap or two instead if enough people are interested. But hopefully, as with last year, there will be lots of great socks knitted, technique sharing, general learning and socky goodness and fun.

Everyone who participated last year is still in the sidebar and still has posting privileges - I'll leave it that way until the end of October and then will delete anyone who hasn't either (a) posted to the blog or (b) left a comment on this post to say they want to participate or (c) emailed the SSoS email (see sidebar) to say they are in! You can also join the Ravelry group but we encourage you to post to the blog as well (makes it lots more fun!).

New participants also most welcome - see (b) or (c) options above! If you are new, we'll need an email address for you to send you an invitation to enable you to post on the blog.

For the newbies, 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. 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.

As with last year, SSoS will run for 6 months - starting on 1 October and ending on 30 April 2009, and is open to anyone in the world (not just our southern hemisphere friends!). Sign up or renew now for a summer of socky splendidness!*

(*yeah, I know that's not a word!)

26 comments:

Tracey said...

Hi there - new knitter, even newer sock knitter - but would LOVE to participate in this!

2paw said...

Oh, I'm a poor Summer knitter, but still, Please count me in!!!!

Tracy said...

I'll join again. See if I can do better than last year!

Carol said...

Me me me! I'm in again. Yahoooooooooo. Thanks RoseRed and Bells.

Rosie said...

Me too! Last year was fun. Hopefully I can get more pairs knitted than last year.

Charisse said...

i'm in again this summer, i really need to reduce my sock yarn stash!

OzKnitter said...

I'm in again!

Suze said...

May I join you? I am good at joining and need to finish some things for once.

Michelle said...

hi there!! i would like to joi SSOS and this will be my first time!! i have lots of sock yarn in my stash and this sounds like lots of fun!! ^_^

Herebeknitting said...

Please count me in! I currently can't work out how to post to the Blog, so I'm leaving a comment instead!!

Deb

limestone coasties said...

hi id like to join ive sent an email as you requested from newbies.

Melissa said...

Count me in. I have knitted a total of one pair of socks in my life and they were toddler socks. So to say I am new to this is an understatement. Let the fun begin.

knitting sprouts said...

Oh why not- it sound like fun. I will send an email

claudine said...

Count me in too please! :)

Leonie said...

Count me in, why not even if I have never knitted a single sock before!!!

Kylie said...

Oh yes please - Can I be in - New knitter - Really need to finish my first pair of socks. Will email you with my address.

ikkinlala said...

I'd like to participate again, but I'll have to think about my goals before I post.

Jerry said...

Hi, Twistedknitster here, I'm in again!
Jerry

Anna said...

I think I'm in...

MrsG said...

OOoh excellent! Fairly new sock knitter here but def up for the challange!

Kuka said...

ok, sign me up kids =)

LynS said...

After a couple of weeks of dithering, I've decided I'd like to participate.
Thanks Bells and RoseRed.

The Librarian said...

Oh, Yes Please!!!!!! So need to get rid of some stash... need room for more... :p

Jess

Bobbiesocks said...

I would love to join. I have plenty of sock stash to get through and also have the Cat Bordhi book and want to try some of her patterns.

Gidgetknits said...

I didn't realise it had started and would love to be in this year! I'm already knitting away at socks for Christmas!

Grand Purl Baa said...

Well I'm the tardiest by far. Please can I play too? Pretty please :-)