Still Loving Socks … and a CONTEST!

Thank you for all of your great book and movie suggestions in last week’s Anniversary contest! I have discovered the benefits of books on tape (or, I guess they call it audiobooks now. Books on tape is so yesterday…) I can walk or knit while listening to good books, and now I have a whole list of titles to explore. We used the Random Number Generator to pick two winners from last week’s comments. We’re sending Sixth Anniversary Kits to Dianne in IN and Leah in MO. Congratulations to you two!

We have a new contest for you again today. (Do you like the weekly contests during our Anniversary Month? We do!) This week’s question is an easy one, I think. What item have you knit or crocheted the most? Socks? Shawls? Sweaters? Blankets? Scarves? Mittens and Gloves? Hats and Cowls? Leave the answer in the comments below and we’ll draw the winner next week. I have two skeins of Wollmeise Lace that we’ll be sending to two winners!

I went to Ravelry to see what the answer would be for me. I’ve missed photoing a few things, but most of what I have knit is on my Rav project page. The answer? Still overwhelmingly socks! Some 60 pairs of socks, about 25 shawls, 30 scarves, 15 gloves/mitts, 10 hats/cowls, a few blankets, a few sweaters, and a few felted bags from the early days. How about you? (You don’t have to give exact numbers – just tell me what you think you have knit the most!)

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  1. I have knit HUNDREDS of dishcloths. Not mt favorite thing to knit but I have a big family that loves them. Next would be socks.

  2. Socks by far. Shawls are fun to knit, but I don’t have many occasions to wear them. I prefer shawl patterns in scarf shapes.

  3. SOCKS!!! I just love the fact that someone is always asking about “what on earth are you making??” This year I have started shawls in a big way. I’m loving those too!!

  4. Oops! Forgot to tell all ya’ll that I went to the Mid-Ohio Fiber Festival this weekend and it was the best I’ve ever attended. I found the most wonderful yarn shops: Lost city Knits and Graces Mercantile. Lost City is out of Oklahoma and Graces is here in Ohio. Both have exception products and I highly recommend you check them out. So Sorry, Sheri…I just realized this was probably not PC but I bet you would say the same thing…in fact I bet you’d want to sell their products at Loopy. All in all it was a terrific weekend and I didn’t spend much since I’m out of work but it was really fun!!!

  5. Scarves, if only because that’s what I knitted pretty constantly when I first learned to knit. I’m working on having socks and shawls take over soon, though… Eventually. When I’m not going crazy at work.

  6. Definitely socks. They are so portable and easy to knit all year round (no heavy sweater on your lap during the summer)!

  7. Mostly scarves and then hats (many chemo caps) and baby blankets. I’ve completed one pair of socks — given away as a gift, and I have three more pairs on the needles now. I have a basket full of knitted bowls ready to felt for Christmas gifts.

  8. I think it’s cowls: I knit a slough of ’em one year for holiday gifts! And of course I kept a few too. Pretty soon I’ll be knitting a larger, infinity-style cowl for a buddy–can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  9. Socks are, and will be, my number 1 go to project. I have plenty of handknit socks of my own so now I’m working on my other family member’s collection.

  10. I’ve knit more sweaters than anything else. I’m a hardcore sweater knitter, but more and more I’ve been getting into socks. 🙂

  11. I love to knit “new” patterns and techniques. I often tell myself, “NO MORE SHAWLS”, but I can’t help myself-I love shawls, shawl patterns and the “easiness” of shawl knitting.:-). I have knit several sweaters, many socls, hats, purses (felted and not), dish clothes, dish towels, doillies, blankets, ponchos, mittens, gloves, scraves, but shawls win!

  12. Socks. I must have knit at least a hundred pairs. I have a stash drawer full of socks for gifts, in all different sizes and colors. I always have at least one pair going, if not two. 🙂

  13. Absolutely socks for me. They’re so portable and quick. After socks it would be mittens. My extended family loves the mittens I knit and I’ve always got a request for a new pair for Christmas or birthdays.

  14. Crochet would definately be doilies in the pineapple pattern with cotton crochet thread.

    Knitting – tie between socks and shawls. I always have both on the needles. I’m not crocheting much the last couple years since I improved in my knitting skills.

  15. Fingerless mitts!! I can’t get enough of them, I want one in every color, and every base possible!! I am going to make more with the Silky Mal I just ordered from you!!!!

  16. Socks are the most projects I have knitted up by far. I started out with dishcloths then moved on to socks. I’m on shawls right now, but I don’t think I’ll ever knit as many shawls as I have socks.

  17. I find that the patterns I like most are shawls, so that’s what I’ve been knitting lately. especially with all the camp loopy additions to my queue!

  18. Socks, socks, and more socks! And ‘soooooooo’ many friends, children, and grandkidlets reap the benefits of a great pair of hand knit socks!

  19. I knit constantly and enjoy all of it. Socks is a real favorite as well as shawls and sweaters, but I love, love, love designing and knitting my own collection of blankets. My Story Blanket is my real star. I originally called it Jakes Hockey Blanket but I’m trying to put together a collection of my blanket designs and in the collection it will become a Story blanket because you can tell any story you want through your imagination and your knitting. It’s great isn’t it; knitting I mean.

  20. Hats! I made everyone on my Christmas list a hat last year. I am now knitting hats for several charities.

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