It’s almost Memorial Day, which means it’s almost time for the 2nd annual Summertime Sock Knitting Extravaganza, hosted by my best knitting bud and dyer-of-my-favorite-sock-yarn, Lorajean from Knitted Wit and yours truly. We had such a great time last year, making all of the socks and drooling over yours, that we can’t NOT do it again this year. And for 2018, we’ve got some fun new things, including amazeballs stitch markers from the amazeballs maker Maria from A Needle Runs Through It (coming soon), the 2018 National Parks colorways from Knitted Wit (the first colorway will be on sale on 5/21), AND a new three-pattern sock collection from me (publishing 5/28), kicking off the Summer of Socks, aka #socksonvacay2018 on Monday, May 28th.
Just like last year, we are going to be giving prizes, and, just like last year, we aren’t entirely sure what kinds of things we’ll be looking for, but to give you an idea, last year, we gave prizes for:
- Most Exotic Photo
- Most Finished Socks
- Coolest Place to Knit
Among other things. Just knit socks, and have fun doing it, and you’ll be entered to win!
The rules are simple:
- You must make socks between Monday, May 28th and Monday, September 3rd, 2018 (aka Memorial Day and Labor Day here in the US);
- socks must be made with Knitted Wit’s yarn;
- socks must be made using one of my sock patterns; and
- you must share photos on IG and use #socksonvacay #socksonvacay2018 AND tag @knittedwit and @shannonsq.
And that’s it! Try to cast on and bind off between those two dates, but if you have a wee bit started before Memorial Day, we’ll try not to ding you.
Knitted Wit has an amazeballs National Park colorway dropping every single Monday for the entire span of Socks on Vacay (if you know you’re going to need them all, you can even order every.single.one with free shipping in one massively gorgeous bundle here). You can also get all of the 2017 colors here.
So, who’s in? What’s your sock-knitting goal for the summer? Last year, I made 8 pairs, and I’d love to make that many pairs this summer, too. My new collection is just begging to be made multiple times, so we’ll see.