Wednesday, January 04, 2006

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2006
The STATS:
Number of Sock Counters: 142
Total number of socks knit in 2006...... 942!!!
This weekend I went onto everyones' blogs and, as best I could, made sure I had up-to-date sock counts. We started out the year with 982 socks, and knit 942 this year, for a whopping total of 1924!! That's a LOT of socks!!
The Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Theresa of Knitting Underway, who has knit a total whopping lifetime total of 100 pairs of socks!, and has already received her prize. For those of you who may not know, Theresa was my inspiration to start counting socks :o)
Most Socks Knit goes to Stariel, who knit 50 PAIRS of socks!! Congratulations Stariel... send me your snail mail address, you've got a prize coming to you!
A big thanks to everyone who participated in Count Your Socks this year. I apologize for being probably the worse KAL host ever, I just didn't envision how much time it would entail. I will not be able to keep updating the site for 2007, so I guess official signups are closed, but I encourage everyone to keep their sock counter buttons up on their side bars, and KEEP COUNTING SOCKS!
THANKS so much for playing along, it's been fun!

Me 5/10
Punk Rock Knitter 3/10
Dances With Yarn 1/
Kitten Yarns & Crafts 0/15
Cottage 46 Knitter 5/7
Knitting Underway 89!/100
LC in Sunny So Cal 2/8
Quiet Life 21!/ 33
A Chance to Knit 14/16
Runs With Knitting Needles 7/
Marioknitte 5/9
Wicked Stitches 3/5
Knit 'n Lit 4/21
Craftylilly 1/7
1870 Pearl 15/47
Stumbling Over Chaos 33/46
Woolybuns 1/
Jessalu Knits 3/12
Affiknitty 1/7
2sticksandastring 4/6
Knittin' Mom 4/ 13
Knitting Sanctuary 2/
Amy's Blog 3/4
Amanda's Weekly Zen 3/6
Woollywarbler 17/21
Musings of a (mostly) Self-Taught Knitter 0.5/12
Basset Knitter 3/8
Mistress Stash Enhancer 3/12
Knit and Tonic 30/40
The Brown Sheep 8/9
LollyKnitting Around 3/10
Bits of Knits 1/3
Knitting on Trial
Oshnpashn's Blog 3/9
The Row Goes on Forever and the Purling Never Ends 12/18?
(not to mention my pick for BEST blog title!!)
Zarzuela Knits and Crochets 7/15
Avec le Coton 1/2
Even Quilters Mouth Off On Occasion 1/9
Use Your Hands 0/4
Nana's Knitwits 21/ 30
Persnickety Knitter 29/36
Gromit Knits! 31/35
White Star 38/46
Woolgathering 0/1
Passionknit Lynette 11/14, Monica 0/7
Ragan Knits, but Not So Well
Knitting in the Valley 9/ 25
Knitting Alpacas 4/7
Star Knits 4/5
Sophie Junction 1/
From the Sheep's Back 1/4
Common Threads 0/2
CJ Knits On 5/12
Melissa Knits 23/39
My Blue Room 7/13
Knits and Grits 4/5
Aqua-Star Knits 0/4
Stariel Knits 6/56
Krafty 1 18/38
LightingChick Knits 2/5
Knit-Whit 13/17
PrincessDeia 1/3
Obstiknit Vegan 2/9
The Yarn Enthusiast 5/8
Laura's Thoughts 5/8
Tina's Knitpickn' Blog 1/5
Tactless Wonder 0/7
Jennifer 0/1
Too Many Projects 3/6
Needles & Pinza 5/6
Nathalie 3/
Random Threads 21/28
Knittnspinner 4/7
Wendy's Intertwinement 7/30
Coffee Crazy Knitters Mica 1/2 April 4/9
Sock-a-maniac
Terby 4/6
As The Yarn Turns 9/11
knitting through life 0/1
Calamknitty 0/10
Two Wooden Sticks 3/6
Fiberbrarian 1/2 /8
Susan's Needles
Great Towering Textiles 6/16
Tricotine 7/16
We Heart Yarn (Shannon) 3/22
Rundpinne 1/4
Astrid knits her way out 25/32
Sarah 23/30
BearKnits 0/3
I Heart Knitting 2/4
Words & Wood 4/14
Knit and Tink 16/22
Unraveled Again 0/5

113 Comments:

Blogger Laura said...

Count me in! I have only one measly pair. (But two on the needles!)

6:12 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

You can count me in too, I notched up 17 pairs to December last year having got the hang of them back in the previous January. I'm hoping to knit many more this year due to a little stash problem that has been building up for sometime now ;)

7:14 AM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Are we counting socks we've knit or only socks we currently have? I wondered after Wendy Knit and Tonic's post yesterday. Because if we count all the gift socks I've made, I've finished 89 pairs, and am currently working on pairs #90, 91, and 92.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Count me in starting with 38 pair.

Anne
whitestarsams.blogspot.com

1:23 PM  
Blogger Nana said...

Me too. I have 8 pair and have given at least 13 pair away. I have two more pair currently on the needles.

6:04 PM  
Blogger Ragan said...

Count me in too! If you cout total socks...I am only on my 6th pair (yeah...I just started making socks this past October). If you are counting pairs made this year, I have one pair complete...and am working on 2 others!

5:59 AM  
Blogger crzjane said...

I have your button on my blog and I want to be part of your count your socks list. I have knit 4 socks for myself and 1 pair for my husband. http://cjknitson.blogspirit.com/

cj (crazy jane)

4:52 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I want in! I actually haven't completed a pair of socks yet, but I have two on the needles. Do felted slippers count?
http://web.mac.com/jlizar/iWeb

9:06 PM  
Blogger ~Silvia~ said...

Count me in....Just added a link and my Sock count to my Blog..i also need more Sock-knitting incentive. And I am hoping all these Sock KAL's will help me

7:43 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

I would love to play too....I just finished a pair of jaywalkers (pic over at January one..the one with the baby in it)...I love to knit socks!

7:50 AM  
Blogger sophie said...

I'd like to count my socks, too, please.

I have only finished my first pair of socks recently--I love wearing them so much that I am determined to make more for me, me, me, as part of my campaign to deal with cold winters by having beautiful, functional things to keep me warm.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Allena said...

can i join? is it too late?
my sock yarn stash is growing but my socks are not... problem? nah i just need to knit more! **grin**
i hope it's not too late to join

3:27 PM  
Blogger Agnes said...

Hi Lynda,
Great idea! Can I still join now? I am approaching finishing my first pair for the year. Thanks.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Risë said...

Count me in too. So far I have knit four pair. This sock knitting is highly addictive.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Allena said...

i forgot to tell you my (starknits) starting number is 7. weird i know but i have an unmated sock.. thanks
this is great BTW!!!

3:09 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

I'm gonna play! Thanks!

7:37 AM  
Blogger Stariel said...

I'm in!

About to add the button to my blog.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

I'd like to join!
My starting number is 13.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Coleen said...

I want to play! I'm currently working on my first pair ever. I've actually got two different socks on the needles right now and I'm alternating working on them.

http://lightingchickknits.blogspot.com/

4:08 PM  
Blogger dee said...

Am I too late to sign up?

I am starting with 1/0

8:09 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I have four pairs. Well, 5, but one pair is too thick to wear inside shoes, so I don't know if they count. More socks that don't count, because they're not mine, I can't wear them, are socks I've made for other people, which number 6 more pairs. :-) I have one pair on the needles. I'm off to put a button on my blog!

10:58 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

You're quick, Lynda! LOL The link is now in my sidebar down with the Knitalongs. ;-)

12:39 PM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

I'd like to join in -- I love knitting socks! As of the end of 2005 I had knit 4 pairs and so far in 2006 I have knit 1 pair.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Lynda said...

Alyssa - glad to have you join. Write back with a blog title or email so I know how to keep track of your progress and can add you to the list!

8:04 AM  
Blogger Tina in Wonderland said...

Thanks for signing me in so quickly! This is a fun idea!

10:25 AM  
Blogger Sock Hook'r said...

Can I join in as well? So far I have 5.5 pairs completed in 2006
http://needlesetpinza.blogspot.com

7:52 PM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

I wasn't sure how to email you, so I'll "comment you" instead. I'd love to join, please. I am a newbie knitter and am hoping you guys will count baby socks, cuz that's what I've just started on...

11:57 AM  
Blogger Sharon J said...

I'd love to be part of this but am wondering whether the start number is the number of socks we've knit since 1st January 2006 or all time? I haven't a clue what my all time number is (knitted tons of them when my children were small) but counting those I've knit this year isn't a problem. I'm asking because it seems incredilous that anybody has managed to knit over 80 pairs of socks so far this year (although not impossible, I suppose) so ... y'know, confused minds and all that. ~Sharon

5:03 AM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Can I join? I have finished 3 pairs this January (LL motherlode, mermaid and LL iris garden)and 2 pairs cast on in January (LL childsplay and ribble for DH)

3:45 AM  
Blogger Lynette said...

hi lynda,
i've knitted another pair of socks, but mailed them off to monica before taking a picture. i've also updated my blog. thanks!

6:30 AM  
Blogger Sock Hook'r said...

I now have 6 pairs completed....or 12 socks.

6:47 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

I'd like to join in as well. I've counted 4 pair and as soon as I can get 3 pair languishing in my darning basket repaired, I'll add those, too. I'm hoping to knit lots of socks this year!

12:09 PM  
Blogger Ragan said...

Hi! I am at 6/9....
:)
Yipee!

6:31 AM  
Blogger Gail (luvs2knitsocks) said...

Count me in. No pun intended. This is a great idea. I just got back into knitting socks so my count is small but that will change fast.

Gail
sockamaniac.blogspot.com

3:38 PM  
Blogger Mica said...

Hey I'd really like to join up in the sock knitting counter group.

Coffee Crazy Knitters
Http://www.micaknits.blogspot.com

5:51 PM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

Tactless Wonder:
0/2!
(just updating for you)

7:18 PM  
Blogger knit_tgz said...

Hi. Count me in. I start with 0 pairs (but 2 on the needles!)

8:58 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Hi Lynda -- Just a quick FYI. I finished a pair. I'll be posting a pic on my blog in the next few days. Now on to another pair!

2:11 PM  
Blogger Bear Knits said...

Is it too late to join?

8:23 AM  
Blogger jpknits said...

I've just found the sock count, and oh, am I a counter at heart. I'd made 6 pairs as of December. My 2006 count is one pair today, having woven in the last end on the first pair of the year.

3:59 PM  
Blogger astridpersons said...

I would like to join the list. On my blog I have posted the button.
starting with 25 pairs.
my blog: http://astridpersons.typepad.com

9:52 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

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12:41 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Sorry, I hit delete. It has been one of those days.

Anyway, Please add me! I just placed your button on my blog. I have completed my first pair and I have mny second pair OTN.

http://rundpinne.blogspot.com/

12:43 PM  
Blogger Tricotine said...

Count me in, starting with 8 pairs done and one project in mind... LOL

Isabelle :)
http://tricotine.blogspot.com

6:54 AM  
Blogger Tricotine said...

OOPS!!! I mean 7 pairs done and always one project in mind...

Isabelle :)
http://tricotine.blogspot.com

7:00 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I'd like to join, but am not sure that the joining is still open. If so, my blog is http://www.iheartknitting.com

Amy

1:03 PM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

Duh, sorry forgot to add my blog name: www.wordsandwool.blogspot.com
Words & Wool

Thanks!

9:50 AM  
Blogger Knit and Tink said...

I am not sure if I have signed up or not but I do have the button on my page now. :)

11:36 PM  
Blogger Mia said...

I wanna join! I've only made one.. yeah.. just one pair of socks so far... but I'm on a roll and woo hoo.. don't I think I'm a big dog now! I'm already thinking about my OWN sock designs *grin*

11:23 AM  
Blogger sillyewe said...

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1:14 PM  
Blogger sillyewe said...

Ok, let me try this again.....I wanna play, too. I think I will start with a clean slate in 2006, so I am up to a whopping 1 pair. More to follow. :0)

1:17 PM  
Blogger Knit and Tink said...

Hi Lynda, You asked for my count: 16 pairs before this year, 4 this year. :) What fun!

12:58 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

Hi Linda,
I've just changed my blog name and wanted to let you know! You have me listed as Spin2knit-thanks! I'm working on two more pair :~)

1:04 PM  
Blogger sillyewe said...

Pair #2 just posted. Whoooohooo! I am moving now.
:0)

6:00 PM  
Blogger Z said...

I just finished my first pair and have cast on my second!!!

6:00 AM  
Blogger Agnes said...

Hello, just to let you know that I finished my 3rd pair of the year! Now my record should be 9/12! Yay!

10:55 AM  
Blogger knit_tgz said...

I have finished my first pair! :)

2:16 PM  
Blogger meg said...

What a great idea. Count me in too! My record is 5/1.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Crazy About Sox said...

i would love to join... i'm a new knitter, only have 3pairs and two in progress

9:49 AM  
Blogger Lynette said...

wow! i'm inspired by all the people i see signed up. AND, i finished another pair of sock. woohoo!

can you change the number of socks for me to 11/1? i haven't been knitting as fast as monica. ;)

thanks,
lynette
passionknit.typepad.com

4:34 PM  
Blogger trek said...

I sent an email - I want to join.

3 pairs before 2006
7 pairs in 2006 (and another pair on the needles)

2:40 PM  
Blogger Tricotine said...

Hi, Linda! I just finished 2 pairs of socks! One for me and a matching one for my 3 year-old.

Isabelle :)
http://tricotine.blogspot.com

7:08 PM  
Blogger Crazy About Sox said...

how do i get a button?

12:03 PM  
Blogger Crazy About Sox said...

Thanx on the button info... also i have to add another sock... That makes #4 since January2006...

6:39 PM  
Blogger mf said...

can't find your email but count me too!;o)

4:47 AM  
Blogger Sock Hook'r said...

blog change and number update.
new blog is at http://needlesetpinza.com/blog
and sock count since January is 11 pairs!

10:00 AM  
Blogger The Knit Wit said...

I'd like to join please! I have 1 pair at the moment, but I have 3 on the needles!

1:58 PM  
Blogger Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

I ALMOST signed up before, but didn't have a blog to direct you to.

Now that I do, please put me on the list. One prior to 2006 and Five pair so far this year.

I just figured out buttons today, so I am off to snag one to replace the very sad link to my sock album that I had before.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

can i still join??? i just started my first pair of socks this weekend!!!

[comment me back please so i know if its not too late to join]

Happy Knitting

7:19 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

thanks thats wonderful!

2:43 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Count me in! I just finished my first pair ever!!

See photos at my blog.

www.cveniniowa.blogspot.com

7:33 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Count me in! I just finished my first pair ever!!

See photos at my blog.

www.cveniniowa.blogspot.com

7:34 PM  
Blogger Tamara said...

I'd love to join! I've recently caught the sock bug and I only started knitting in December.

So far I have knit 2 pairs, 2 singles, and three pairs are on the needles.

:)
Tamara
http://blogtamarablog.blogspot.com/

9:23 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

Please add me. I'm working on completing a pair right now, and have several other pairs planned.

5:51 AM  
Blogger denyse said...

I started the year with a half pair. (One sock. After nearly two years.) And I now have FOUR pairs! I'll finish another pair tonight. THANK YOU for the push!

6:36 AM  
Blogger sillyewe said...

Ok, add me on for one more pair and another soon to foolw! Yea! That's 0/3 for now. :0)

3:12 PM  
Blogger Risë said...

I have completed 2 more pair so that makes my numbers 4/6. They are posted on my blog.

I notice you don't have a blog link for me. It is
http://knittingalpacas.blogspot.com

12:56 PM  
Blogger Ada said...

Can i still join??
If so my start count is 21, that's the socks i've knitted since i started blogging in 2005.

2:47 AM  
Blogger Lynette said...

Hi Lynda, I was trying to find your email address. I've completed another pair of socks. I think this makes 14.

11:28 AM  
Blogger begknitter said...

Am I too late to join in? Am just grafting the second toe to my first ever pair!

7:57 PM  
Blogger uhoava gnu said...

Hi all! I just put a button in my blog about this blog. I made it myself with free button maker and it's very simple. I suppose it's just fine, though?

My name is uHoava gnu, so there was a little mistake in typing.. I know m language is difficult ;)

2:53 PM  
Blogger trish said...

Hi, I'm up to 25 completed pairs now. Finished my sockapaloooza fluted banisters and before that, my STR Cobalt bloom switchback socks.

trish
random threads
www.randomthreads.com

8:27 PM  
Blogger Sonya said...

Hi, Lynda. I've added 2 pair since we started. Now I have a pair for every day of the week!

4:05 PM  
Blogger Breien in Lansingerland said...

I finished a beautiful pair of socks this month... Hope you are willing to take a look!

9:07 PM  
Blogger Karin said...

I'd love to join in! I've knit 7 pairs up until today (6 May) and 2 pairs on the needles.

4:06 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I'm not sure if I posted in the right area before. I put the button on my blog and I have knit 4 pairs in 2005 and 1 pair so far for 2006. Thanks! Pam

4:48 AM  
Blogger sillyewe said...

Sock pair # 5 done and posted. Whooohoo. Number 6 is already on the needles. :0)

3:49 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Good afternoon!! Guess what. Finally finished my Jaywalkers! Pix on my blog oshnpashns.blogspot.com

12:21 PM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

I still need to update my template, but I've busted out another pair!!
I'm at 0/4 now ;)

10:12 AM  
Blogger begknitter said...

I'm up to 2 pairs this year now - and two single socks, but I'm working on friends for them!

1:59 AM  
Blogger begknitter said...

Scratch that - 3 now!

1:57 AM  
Blogger Venus said...

Can I get in on this? I've got 4 socks to date with number 5 just about finished... What a fun idea!

10:14 AM  
Blogger The Crafty Weasel said...

Can I still join? I knitted my first pair of socks two months ago, and I have my 3rd and 4th on the needles now!!!

10:57 AM  
Blogger Tricotine said...

I completed 2 more pairs of socks! The Geisha Socks and the Two-at-Once, Toe-Up Socks.

I am working on #12 (total) right now, the Tropicana Socks!

I am learning (the hard way) so much more about making socks this year! :)

Thank you in advance for updating my numbers! :)

12:03 AM  
Blogger Bagpuss said...

Can you add me aswell, I have made three pairs and have a pair on the needles. Thanks

6:10 PM  
Blogger Hhobama said...

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7:15 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

I would like to join in.

Before January I had knit 38 pairs of socks and have knit 21 pair so far this.

I have the 2nd sock of 3 pair on the needles at the moment.

Cathy

5:00 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Count me in! I had all of two pairs done by the new year, since I had just learned in Aug '05. I'm at 7 pairs completed this year and counting!

11:20 AM  
Blogger Tricotine said...

Hello, Lynda! One more pair of socks for me, making my total 13.

BTW, I moved my blog. Here is the new addy

http://tricotine.typepad.com/weblog

Isabelle aka Tricotine

2:30 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

Hi! Since I joined I have gone from 3 pairs of socks to 7! Yeah!

6:42 AM  
Blogger zoe t said...

Hi Can I still join up? Prior to 2006 I had knit 0 socks / so far this year I have knit 7 pairs :)

7:57 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

I'd like to join

First 2 pairs this year and too addicted to stop now!

7:50 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

I'd like to join in. Have just finished my first pair...what do I have to do...only just gort a blog so need clear and simple instructions!!

11:53 AM  
Blogger Crow Calling Woman said...

Is this till an active thang?

6:54 AM  
Blogger uhoava gnu said...

Just a quick message: 2 pairs of socks done again - now 47!

3:39 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

I'm thisclose to finishing number 100 - can we have a little party?

3:58 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

Hi!
just an Update: I have 8 pairs of socks now! Yeah!

11:51 PM  
Blogger Abigail 1870 pearl said...

It's time for the end of the year count....

15 last year and 32 this year woot! Woot!

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My end result for 2006 is 15 pairs of socks!!
Making a whopping total of 32 socks for 2005/2006

2:31 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I ended the year at 21 pairs! That's a nice step up from 4!

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I've forgot to update my socks... I finished 2006 with 50 pairs! WOW!

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I've forgot to update my socks... I finished 2006 with 50 pairs! WOW!

2:45 PM  
Blogger Stariel said...

I'm still counting for sure!

So now it's 6/50/6 for a total of 62 at the moment. I'll have to have a party for #100 too. :)

9:05 AM  

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