Winwick Mum Sockalong 2nd birthday

Do you know what day it is today?  It’s the Sockalong’s 2nd birthday!  Wow!  

Nobody is more surprised than me to be sitting here writing this post and telling you that two years after the first Sockalong post was published, the tutorials are still the most popular posts on my blog – but what a lovely surprise!  The Sockalong started out as three weeks’ worth of tutorials to help people understand how a sock was constructed and (what I hoped) was an easy way to knit one so that they could go off and explore more patterns.  I had no real of idea of what would happen to it after those first three weeks other than I hoped that I’d be able to share my passion for knitting socks and some people might find it useful.  

“Some people” has turned out to be rather a lot!  The Winwick Mum Sockalong Facebook group now has over 8,000 members, there’s a lot of pattern, recipe, pet picture-sharing and general hilarity in the Winwick Mum Knit n Natter group and the Sockalong itself is still helping people every day to knit a pair of socks for themselves.  I am more than delighted with how it’s developed a life of it’s own; I love being able to see socks that have been knitted, to help to switch on the electricity for those lightbulb moments and more than anything, I love being part of the community that has developed around it.   

To celebrate the Sockalong’s 2nd birthday, I’m really thrilled to tell you that I’m going to have a birthday giveaway again with some really lovely prizes that have been gifted by friends from the Sockalong community.  I am very blessed to be part of such a creative and generous community, and I am very happy to be able to share their talents with you.

I’ve got two prizes this year, both of which are fantastically fabulous and if I can’t tempt you with them, I’m very happy to give them a home! J

In this prize is a signed copy of Super Socks, a project bag, DPN case and notions holder, a ball of Opal yarn, and a set of stitch markers:

In this prize is a signed copy of Super Socks, a unique Sockalong project notebook, a packet of Addi Colibri coloured DPNs, a ball of West Yorkshire Spinners yarn and two sets of stitch markers:

They’re lovely treats, aren’t they?  Would you like to take a closer look?  

This prize was gifted by Christine of Woolrich Crafts.  Her project bags and accessories are gorgeous, created from quality fabrics and beautifully made.  The set consists of a project bag which is just right for socks, a DPN case to stop your needles sliding out of your work if you have to leave them mid-project and a notions case for stitch markers, safety pins, tape measures – whatever you need to carry about for your project.  There’s a dinky bird charm as a zipper pull too, which matches the theme perfectly.

Eleanor from Knit Nottingham has gifted this ball of yarn so that you can start a new pair of socks straight away.  It’s a ball of Opal in shade Fresh & Juicy erntefrische Paprika (fresh and juicy pepper) which actually looks more like watermelons to me – a perfect yarn for summer socks I would think, and I’d really love to see what this looks like when it’s knitted up, so if you win then don’t forget to show me!  If you’ve never knitted with Opal before, you’re going to love it – it’s definitely a catnip type of yarn!  Knit Nottingham is a bricks and mortar shop in Nottingham (as you’d expect!) which offers workshops as well as a wide range of yarns and accessories so if you live in the area, do pop in – and if you don’t live nearby, there’s an online shop too!

You’ll be needing some new stitch markers to put in your new notions case and these lovely shimmery ones from Rachel at Demelza’s Delights are just the thing.  These are just right for the smaller gauge needles that you use for socks and shawls, and with so many in the set, they’ll also be ideal for other projects that need more markers (lace, for example) so you’ve no excuse for not branching out!

Anne from AnnieOB Textiles has created this special notebook for the Sockalong birthday giveaway – isn’t it fabulous?  She’s got a real talent for machine embroidery and creates lovely little books which are perfect for crafters.  This notebook has blank pages for you to fill with your own sock notes and project information.

More catnip yarn!  This is the one that I couldn’t put down a few weeks ago; West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply in Pink Flamingo which was gifted by Lucy from Magnolia Tree Crafts in Poynton, Cheshire.  If you’re ever anywhere nearby, this lovely shop is well worth a visit.  Lucy sells yarns, fabrics and all kinds of accessories for crafters as well as hosting workshops and you can also order through her online shop as well.

There are two sets of stitch markers in this prize, both created by Rachel from Demelza’s Delights. She manages to source some really lovely charms for her markers and these two sets are no exception.  On the right are a set of enamel flowers with a jewelled centre, and on the left are “mermaid scales” which shine beautifully as the light catches them.  You’ll have such stylish knitting with these!

There is also a set of Addi DPNs gifted by Eleanor at Knit Nottingham with this prize.  They are Addi Colibri coloured DPNs – which should mean that they don’t get lost as quickly as non-coloured ones because you can see them when you drop them! 

I’m sure you’ll agree, these are amazing prizes and I’d like to thank Christine, Eleanor, Rachel, Anne and Lucy for their generosity in contributing them.  I’d also like to thank you for being part of all this too, because without you the Sockalong would just be tutorials on a blog.  This feels like a very special 2nd birthday!  So … the next question is … would you like to know how you can be in with a chance to win one of these prizes?  It’s really easy, I promise!  

Last year, I asked you how many pairs of socks you had knitted since the Sockalong started.  I wanted to see if we could get an idea of just how many pairs of Sockalong socks were out there – after all, I do keep telling people that we’re taking over the world one sock at a time! J  – and after adding up the numbers on the blog and in the Facebook group, the total came to 3,500 pairs which is just amazing!  It’s a good job I was sitting down when I worked that out!

This year, I’m going to ask the same question because I’d love to know how many pairs have been made this year.  It’s not a competition with how many were made last year; I’d just like to know, because I like the idea that every new pair has brought some more happiness into the world when they were being made and also when they were being worn.

To enter the giveaway, please comment with how many pairs of Sockalong socks you’ve made since May 2016.  Don’t worry if you’re still making your first pair or are about to cast on, just write that information and your comment will count too J

The giveaway will be drawn on Sunday 7 May 2017 as close to 8pm BST as possible.  I am happy to post the prizes anywhere in the world so don’t feel that you can’t be part of this because you don’t live in the UK.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a Google or blog account to leave a comment, you can leave it as “anonymous” but don’t forget to put your name in the comment so that when I post the winners I’ll be able to identify you so that you can get in touch for your prize!  Oh, and also don’t worry that your comment doesn’t show straight away – the comments are set for me to check them before they upload to the blog to make sure that no spam gets through so they are all safely stored in my blog messages until I’ve seen them.  I’ll make sure they’re all uploaded on time! J

Happy birthday, Sockalong, I really didn’t expect that you would have developed such a life of your own – but I’m very glad that you have!

Edit: the giveaway has now closed and the winners have been drawn.  You can see the results post and find out how many pairs of socks were knitted this year here.  Thank you to everyone who entered! xx

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365 Responses

  1. SallyC says:

    I'm halfway through my second pair. I love hand knitted socks because I can get the leg length just the way I like it.
    Happy birthday – you share it with me!

  2. Trish Rapley Giles says:

    I am halfway down the leg of my first ever sock having only recently stumbled across your blog and website, which got me inspired to try knitting socks. I am using short circulars for the first time and loving it!

  3. Pippa Tolfts says:

    3 pairs for me Christine. Thanks so much for your blog. Pippa

  4. Barbara Whitaker says:

    8 pairs since your excellent course at Black Sheep last year. A whole winter without cold feet at last! Thank you so much. Happy Birthday.

  5. Unknown says:

    I made socks on straight needles with a lumpy seam for years brfore finding the sockalong, with help and encouragement from the members I managed mini circulars and am now embarking on what must be about pair 30, happy birthday sockalong and thank you xxxx

  6. Mary Chadsey says:

    56 socks, all with your pattern except one! Thank you so much! By the way, today is my 68nd birthday. We can celebrate together, sockalong and I!

  7. Unknown says:

    I 'think' I'm on pair 25 since then. Not quite sure as I have given so many pairs away! I also cheat now & adapt other textured patterns to the basic sockalong pattern so I'm not sure if that counts.
    I've loved my time in here & have only caused one little upset! Best behaviour now! Manda xxx

    • Winwick Mum says:

      All water under the bridge now – and luckily you've not got your feet wet either! πŸ˜‰ xx

  8. Treva Epple says:

    My first pair was for me, second pair for my husband, third pair for my new grandson, 4th pair for my mom for mother's day will be completed this week!😊

  9. Cheryll Crocker says:

    Only 1pair made but love them to bits and can't wait to knit more have so many wip's to finish and babies on the way …but have lots of yarn at the ready…thankyou Christine ..and the give awayers lovely prizes x

  10. Jan says:

    Started first pair in a rush, then decided to do it properly but life's got in the way a bit, so it's still a treat to look forward to, though I have got enough yarn to knit at least three more pairs………… πŸ™‚

  11. June says:

    14 pairs so far for me , Happy Birthday

  12. Dorothy Bradbury says:

    Five completed pairs, one pair on the needles and a mini Winwick brooch sock! Many more skeins and balls waiting to be transformed! x

  13. Unknown says:

    I've made 2 pairs, actually 3 but…well I didn't do a gauge and one pair had to be completely frogged and re done. Gauge swatches are important people!

  14. Unknown says:

    I'm halfway through my 13th pair. Each one has brought me and the recipients much joy, and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment as I grow in confidence with each one to try something new. I feel lucky to be part of this supportive community. Thank you for enabling it. Happy 2nd anniversary!

  15. Rebecca Ainscough says:

    Five but 6 and 7 are coming along nicely. I have had to abandon wearing hand knitted as the weather is getting better. More knitting in the garden….

  16. Rosie says:

    I'm about a quarter of the way through my first sock for many years. But I've only just discovered you. The Facebook group is so encouraging and I've just got your book.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Three pairs in total, though two of those are WIP. Two for me, one for my Dad. Happy Birthday! From Sarah H-A

  18. DonnaA says:

    I made 6 pairs for Dec all in a rush as I made them as Christmas presents for the kids, husband and of course myself !! Currently knitting another pair as my 2 year old Sockalong socks finally gave up the ghost after constant wear.

  19. Kandy Newton says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday Sock-a-longers and a huge thank you to Christine for looking after us so well. Since May last year I've knitted 36 pairs of socks,15 pairs of trainer Socks and 21 pairs of normal length socks. I'm addicted to knitting socks :-December x

  20. lizhardwellreiki says:

    Five . . . . plus three shawls which I saw first on Winwick Knit and Natter. Thank you so much for all the inspiration you have given me and the lovely friendly community that has grown out of Sockalong! πŸ™‚

  21. Stephanie Slack says:

    Since May last year I have knitted 7 pairs of socks and I have 3 WIPS. I just love the feel of hand made socks and have thrown away all my shop bought socks. Happy birthday xx

  22. Kath S says:

    As I said on the knit and natter I have been knitting socks for one year this week myself I have 8 pairs completed and 4 waiting for a mate… also made 4 sock wool scarves which I discovered on here too. Happy birthday to the friendliest place on the wen ����❀️

  23. beancounter says:

    Ooh, I think about 30. Possibly more 😳😜
    Janine Foster

  24. Unknown says:

    Nearly finished my second pair and just bought the wool for another three pairs. I have enjoyed sock making so much, thanks for the tutorials :))

  25. Helen Clegg says:

    Happy birthday sock along! I'made so happy to be part of such an amazing group, and to call myself a sock knitter! I think I have made 5 pairs of socks in the last year, all thanks to you Christine! Helen Clegg xx

  26. Sherrie says:

    I am on 6 pairs. Couldn't have done it without you, thank you xx

  27. Karen says:

    Three pairs made. One ball waiting and one skein in the post, hopefully! Happy Birthday!
    Best wishes
    Karen A

  28. Scusi says:

    Hi , congratulations on two years. I've made two pairs of socks but have been crocheting three blankets too in that time xx

  29. Unknown says:

    Just approaching the heel on my second sock ☺
    Thanks Christine for all your help!
    Angie knights xx

  30. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the terrific pattern and inspiration Christine, I stumbled across your blog in August 2016 and have made 33 pairs since then, I'm well and truly addicted.
    Elizabeth K.

  31. suse says:

    Thank you so much for your pattern. I've become addicted to knitting socks. I've made 7 pairs since February 2017.
    Long may this group continue to thrive. I love it !! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ’žπŸ’ž. Susan Streatfield.

  32. kate b says:

    I have made three and a half single socks so far this year. I need to finish each pair, and there are others I would love to cast on. Thank you for the birthday giveaway, it's my birthday today too!! πŸ™‚

  33. Kristi says:

    Finished my first pair on Sunday. Second pair cast on and already on the gusset. So much beautiful yarn waiting for me. So thankful to have found you and the FB group.

  34. Judypam says:

    I've made 11 pairs and love them – thank you for the guiding hand and the inspiration. Happy Birthday! 😊

  35. Unknown says:

    I think it's probably 3 or 4 pairs since May 2016, plus a mini sock for Yarndale. I've a pair currently on the needles and am about to start another. I'd never have started at all if it hadn't been for my lovely friend Christine James introducing me to this blog and the wonderful Facebook group. Now it's an addiction! Happy birthday Winwick Mum Sockalong! xx

  36. Lorraine Ramsay says:

    Happy birthday Sockalong. I'm new to socking making, having been inspired by Christine's fab book. Now on my 4th pair & totally addicted οΏ½οΏ½

  37. Unknown says:

    Just 2 pairs xx
    Have lots of projects on the go as your site has led me to others like shawls, attic24 & Jera Brandvig quiltingintherain xx
    Have a stash of yarn now too ….. I've officially been led astray οΏ½οΏ½ Xx

  38. koolk says:

    Only made one pair so far, but looking at the fresh and juicy pepper yarn I definitely want to start another!

  39. Unknown says:

    Happy birthday. I think 8 pairs, though I have made 9 pairs but ripped one out and re-knitted. I re-used the yarn and made a pair of your cable socks which I love and I'm wearing today.

  40. Unknown says:

    Erm I've started 6 pairs since January but I have the attention span of a gnat and chronic Castonitis so none are finished!! I did actually finish my first ones but had changed from magic loop to 9" circs after the heel and my tension got tight. I've pulled them out but can't face them again just yet.

  41. Anonymous says:

    Clare Stoddart – 4 pairs made since I joined in January! (I also commented on the FB post, just in case you're counting from both!) Happy Birthday x

  42. Jendy says:

    Hello, nearly 2 pairs since I started early March, was hoping to finish my 4th sock before my (big) birthday this weekend but still have the toes to do before I can start my next pair πŸ™‚

  43. Sue Rose says:

    Congratulations! I have made 12 pairs, and just cast on number 13…..never in a month of Sundays would I ever of thought I would be able to knit socks! οΏ½οΏ½

  44. Moi says:

    I'm about to finish my first pair! All because of you! Thank you so much and Happy birthday from Quebec, Canada!!

  45. Christina O'Shea says:

    Thank you Christine for this wonderful group. I have looked back at the pics of socks made – 9 pair as Christmas gifts makes a total of 17 pair plus 3 singles awaiting their partners.

  46. Anonymous says:

    Oh you all make me so inspired I normally crochet but I can't resist any longer, I want to knit socks! Freya Irvine

  47. Alison says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday!!
    Five completed pairs (4*4ply and 1*6ply), one pair on the needles (cable pattern) and another 4 balls and 1 skein waiting their turn! Thank you so much xx

  48. Helen Porter says:

    Three pairs, 1 for me, 1 for my husband and 1 for my daughter. About to start my 4th pair.

  49. Carol Gauthier says:

    Starting my first pair. Happy Birthday!

  50. Sue says:

    Starting my third pair, thanks to all the help from the tutorial and the lovely ladies in the group.

  51. Vicki Cross says:

    I think i am upto 16 pairs since last may and several of those were christmas presents. I still have enough wool to make several more pairs!!

  52. Anne1962 says:

    Since May last year have made 8 pairs, another one on the needles almost done.

  53. PixieMum says:

    Two pairs completed using my copy of your book since May last year, yesterday I cast on for another pair, using Rico superba tweed in black, grey and cream patterned yarn. For this I need to knit in a very good light, especially when counting stitches against dark needles. DH wears only hand knitted socks, socks are a great portable project so these will be in my bag for knitting in public and travelling.

  54. Anonymous says:

    Happy birthday, Winwick Mum sock-blog. I wanted to say – if you don't mind me rambling on for a moment – that I joined the lovely WM FB page a year or so ago, even though I have hated knitting since the days of compulsory second form housecraft with the horrible Mrs Nelson (while the boys got to play football in the school yard with Mr Penny, and we could hear them shouting and having loads of fun in the sun while we struggled to control the needles and Mrs N told us as often as possible how stupid we were…). But the WM socks were so beautiful, and I had just learned to crochet and was full of joy at being able to do it. It's taken me almost the whole year to get my courage up, but I now have a set of Addi DPNs (love them) and on my computer a library of Youtube videos covering the necessary stitches – and, on my needles, a whole ribbed cuff and most of an ankle. There has, I confess, been some frogging going on and I can feel rising dread as I approach the heel. But I know your brilliant tutorials and all the tips from other members will get me into it and past it. And, best of all, I know if I ever get very stuck, I can always ask one of you lot for help! Thanks, WM and everyone, from Cheryl.

    • Winwick Mum says:

      There are so many people in the world who have been put off doing something by thoughtless and unkind comments heard when they were young. I expect that your experience with learning crochet was far more pleasurable because Mrs Nelson had never been involved in that; your dread of the heel will be as much down to echoes of past voices as anything else but I'm going to tell you that there's nothing in that heel that you haven't done successfully already so there's no reason at all why you won't sail through it. Mrs Nelson was clearly an unhappy person and took it out on her charges; it's your choice whether to carry her unhappiness with you now or to leave her firmly in the past where she belongs whilst you discover just how good you actually are at knitting. Always easier said than done (and I carry my own dressmaking demons for similar reasons!) but you know there will always be people to cheer you on in the Facebook group – looking forward to seeing your sock! xx

    • Winwick Mum says:

      There are so many people in the world who are put off doing something because of thoughtless and unkind comments heard when they were young. I expect you found it much easier to learn crochet because Mrs Nelson wasn't ever involved in that; she was clearly an unhappy person and took it out on her charges. There's nothing in a heel that you haven't already successfully done in the rest of the sock so there's no reason why you won't sail through it. Your choice now is whether to carry Mrs Nelson's unhappiness with you or to leave it firmly in the past where it belongs whilst you discover just how good you really are at knitting; always easier said than done (and I have my own dressmaking demons for similar reasons!) but there will always be someone to cheer you on in the Facebook group, many of whom have had their own Mrs Nelson to deal with! I'm looking forward to seeing your sock! xx

  55. Lady Farmer says:

    20 pairs completed and 3 pairs currently on the needles. Love your blog – your tutorials are very helpful. Thank you ❀️

  56. Kelly Cape says:

    I started my first pair last night. They are on 2 circulars. I have the cuff of each done so far.

  57. Janscraftycrochet says:

    Six pairs completed and more on the way. Thank you so much for all your help with tutorials etc they are brilliant and I use them so much.

  58. Unknown says:

    Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary i never thought i would be able to knit socks but seeing them made step by step was a great help thanks

  59. Unknown says:

    9 pairs and 2 more on the needles. Already thinking about Christmas socks!

  60. Anna Ridley says:

    Happy 2nd birthday, Sockalong! I've completed 2 pairs, and have 2 more on the needles πŸ™‚

  61. Marion says:

    I've knitted 8 pairs of socks and have loved knitting every one of them. Happy Birthday. Love Marion xx

  62. Sourdough queen Marie says:

    5 pairs to date. Am addicted to knitting socks it seems
    Hello from Vancouver, BC

  63. Lizzy Griffin says:

    I'm currently on my 4th pair. I'm alternating between 4ply and dk so I get a nice mix.
    Happy 2nd birthday!
    By the way, I was introduced to the sockalong by Lucy at Attic 24'so blog. I love how the crafting community benefit so much by sharing each others skills.

  64. Mary says:

    I have 6 pairs completed now I think! πŸ™‚ I wanted to do more but had trouble knitting over winter due to a hand problem!

  65. Anonymous says:

    Happy 2nd sockalong birthday οΏ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½
    Thank you for this marvellous opportunity to meet like minded socky folk
    Janice Payne

  66. Julie says:

    Happy Birthday!!! I am new to sock knitting and have only cast on one sock so far – struggling a bit with the heel right now.
    Thanks for a chance at the give away – Julie Castellitto

  67. Tinkx says:

    I have made 15 pairs cos my daughter got me knitting hats and gloves to help her raise money to go to Zambia on behalf of G.o.l.d guiding

  68. Louiecr77 says:

    I made 8 pairs of socks in the last 12 months. I shared those with my closest and dearest and every one of those pairs is being used and very much loved . Happy 2nd birthday πŸŽ‰

  69. Unknown says:

    I've made 7 pairs in total since 8 started just over a year ago πŸ™‚

  70. Diane says:

    5! Amazing how much faster they went after I started using the small circulars πŸ™‚ I set sock knitting aside over the winter to make two sweaters (sweater-a-long, anyone?), but am back to sock knitting now that the weather has warmed up and small projects are best. Thank you for all your hard work! Happy sockiversary!

  71. Unknown says:

    Two pairs completed.
    A few years ago I remember telling a friend that I couldn't understand people spending £££ on wool for socks. Ok, ok, now I get it! πŸ™‚

  72. Jinty says:

    2 pairs! Gorgeous prizes πŸ™‚ thank you! X

  73. Anonymous says:

    6 pairs for me and increasing weekly. Thanks Christine x Anne Lewis

  74. Claire@homesweethome2015 says:

    I've made half a pair, still on my first sock!
    Happy anniversary, keep up the good work xx

  75. tree says:

    I'm still working on my first!!

  76. Anonymous says:

    I have made three pairs of Sockalong socks, but any time I get confused over another pattern (frequently, alas!) I come straight back here for your instructions. Thank you so much. Vicky from Brum.

  77. Linda says:

    One pair finished and on my feet right now, one pair in progress, and one pair of cables waiting to be cast on. If it's an addiction it's the nicest kind!

  78. Anonymous says:

    I am just about to dip my toe into the first sock <3 Love your style. Claire Allwood

  79. Charlotte says:

    Happy 2nd birthday! I've finished my first pair of basic socks and now I'm having a go at the cable ones. I'm so happy with my first pair and couldn't have done it without this site! πŸ™‚

  80. Unknown says:

    Six pairs! Nearly all slightly too short in the foot I think I run out of patience at that point and want to move on to the next xx

  81. Simone Wood says:

    Just starting my first pair, Happy Birthday,

  82. Murphy Grinter says:

    9 pairs!

  83. Helle Vouzi says:

    Happy Birthday!
    I've made 9 pair and more is on the needles πŸ™‚

  84. Alison Dixon says:

    Thank you for inspiring me to take up knitting again Christine I now have 4 pairs of lovely warm socks and a new on just started on my needles

  85. Jo says:

    10th pair since I learnt to knit on teensy needles in January. Couldn't have done it without you!

  86. Unknown says:

    Hi Christine. And a very happy 2nd birthday οΏ½οΏ½ I've knitted 6 pairs so far, one of which was the cable pattern from you blog, which I'm still amazed that I made because they're so pretty and I never thought I'd be able to knit cable socks. I fear I've become a sock knitting addict now and I'm trying to make 12 pairs of socks this year! Thank you for your blog and patterns x

  87. Unknown says:

    One pair and two halves completed… couldn't knit and always wanted to, so bought your book as a New Years Resolution…. now completely addicted! Thanks for the enjoyment it is giving me! Triona Horrocks

  88. Anonymous says:

    5 pairs ☺. Thanks for a lovely pattern
    Hadas Barzilay

  89. Deb Grinstead says:

    Hello and Happy 2nd Birthday! Thanks to your excellent blog, I have completed 4 pairs this year and have the fifth on my minni circs πŸ™‚

  90. Jules says:

    I'm working my way through my first pair and loving it. I'm using small circular needles.

  91. Siobhan McGrath says:

    Purely coinsidence, but I was shopping for my first ball of sock wool yesterday. Then I wondered if I bought 2 balls and started simultaneously would I have matching socks?
    A very happy 2nd birthday to you xxx

  92. Janet - jriley926@comcast.net says:

    I've completed 8 pairs and 2 1/2 pairs that will be getting their mates soon. I am completely addicted and thank (blame) Christine.

  93. Anonymous says:

    5 pairs ☺.Thanks for a lovely pattern
    Hadas Barzilay

  94. Anonymous says:

    Pair number 10 on the needles. I love knitting socks when travelling – in the car, train and plane. The perfect portable project. Helen Gray

  95. sue says:

    I've only made 3 pairs but that is 3 more than I would have if I hadn't seen your blog. Thank You!!!!

  96. Paula says:

    Slowly heading towards turning my first heal on dpn's, but enjoying it very much. Happy birthday!

  97. Unknown says:

    12 pairs since February and still loving it. X

  98. KatrinaElliott says:

    I found you whilst resting after I badly broke my ankle. I've knitted two pairs so far & have yarn goals & requests. I honestly didn't think I had the skills to knit socks but yay I did it. Happy 2nd birthday & well done on creating this fabulous supportive community.

  99. Outrageous wonderful says:

    2 completed pairs and one "odd" one in my needles. My husband has requested odd socks that do not match in any way!

  100. Unknown says:

    17 pairs, WOW, never would have dreamed I'd be knitting socks nonstop!!!

  101. WyoNana says:

    I've completed 6 pairs, have a pair in progress, and 2 pairs waiting for the needles to empty to finish them. I always have socks in progress! Happy birthday!

  102. Jen says:

    Wow, the 2 years has gone quickly, thanks Christine for your easy to follow instructions.
    I have made 10 pairs in the last year.

  103. Unknown says:

    I made 1 pair

  104. Julie.Preddy says:

    I am a sock virgin. I am just about to start my very first pair, having asked for, and received some Drops Fabel wool from my sister for my birthday. I have been reading all the tips on your webpage and Facebook page which has given me the confidence to have a go. I have to wear a silicone orthotic on my right foot so am going to try making two different widths to accommodate this.

  105. Unknown says:

    I've made 1 pair of 4ply, 2 pairs of 8ply, a pair of the easy cabled and am halfway through a pair of the neat rippled socks. Love your patterns they are so easy to follow.

  106. Therese says:

    2 pairs of Sockalong socks and 3 pairs of other patterns, all since finding your blog πŸ™‚

  107. Roxane says:

    2 and a half and I think I may never stop knitting socks or reading all the delightful comments. A perfectly lovely experience and a wealth of information. Thank you Christine and your merry band of sock knitters. Happy birthday.

  108. MaryAnn Huffer says:

    I have made two pair and have a third pair on my needles. Thank you for this awesome pattern! Happy Second Birthday Sockalong!

  109. Naomi says:

    I've just begun my first pair – finally!! Happy birthday sockalong!

  110. Anonymous says:

    never knitted a pair ,but needles purchased ,nerves being steadied and now just need a child free/ work free day and the yarning will commence.Thankyou for your excellent blog :-).Zoe Hodson (don't seem to be able to figure out a google account )

  111. Denise D says:

    First pair very nearly finished, and wool for next pair sitting ready and waiting

  112. Angela says:

    Happy birthday. I have made 6 pairs and love love love it. Sock knitting keeps me sane! It's all thanks to your fabulous tutorials so thank you x

  113. Unknown says:

    I just discovered your wonderful blog and made my 1st pair of the easy cable socks! My new favorite pattern! I love the tutorials…..I'm a visual learner. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and beautiful patterns. Julie

  114. Anonymous says:

    Just about to finish my very first pair. Very excited. I have loved following the pattern. This is my fist knitting project. Theblovely members of the Facebook group have been so friendly, supportive and inspiring. Many thanks Helen mackillican x

  115. Susie Young says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I have been a crocheter for a very long time. I follow Lucy at Attic 24, and she was the one who shared your wonderful pattern and the sockalong blog. I taught myself to knit last year because I wanted so badly to make my own socks. I have made two pair this year and my goal is to have 12 pair by the end of the year! Your pattern and pictures are so clear and easy to follow, and I LOVE MY SOCKS! I just casted on pair #3. Thanks again for your wonderful pattern!

  116. Anonymous says:

    I'm still struggling through my first pair – but I'm also a new knitter. I'm excited to say it's already sock-shaped! πŸ˜‰
    Karen Lowrey
    Lorena, TX
    Kayray67@aol.com

  117. Anonymous says:

    One pair for my mum, one pair for my father in law, one pair for my sister in law and a pair on the needle for me! So 3 pairs completed!
    Anne Burgato

  118. Jane O'D says:

    Happy Sockalong Birthday Christine! I think I've made 6 pairs to date but hopefully there will be many more to come 😊

  119. Shelagh says:

    I've just checked Ravelry, and in the last 12 months I've made 24 pairs of socks πŸ™‚

  120. Marit Meredith says:

    Two pairs, and a couple of pairs of mini socks – and thinking ahead for early winter birthdays and Christmas. And you share your birthday with me, too. Happy Birthday!

  121. Unknown says:

    0 but I have wool and needles ready to cast on … they are a little scary at moment, but I know when I start it will be ok. Just need to start πŸ˜‰ Sapphire P

  122. Carol Faulkenberry says:

    Christine, I am so happy I found you and this fabulous group! Happy birthday and add 4 for me please. Xx

  123. AnnieOBTextiles says:

    Eight pairs with one pair on my needles and several balls of yarn in the queue. Happy Birthday Sockalong – the numbers achieved in just two years is incredible. Thank you Christine for inspiring us and all your wonderful encouragement.

  124. Jackie says:

    I'm working on my second pair. I would never have started without your wonderful tutorial so thank you.
    doyleajackie AT gmail DOT com

  125. Lucy Goosey says:

    I'm on my very first sock and I'm really enjoying it. Thank you so much for your clear tutorials, I feel I can actually relax and enjoy the process. Happy Birthday Sockalong! Lucy xxxx

  126. Anonymous says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday! I completed my 1st pair at the weekend and have already cast on a 2nd and a 3rd!

    Thank you for the fabulous tutorials and the support on your FB pages πŸ™‚

    I'm sure by the 3rd birthday I will be the proud owner of more cosy hand knits πŸ™‚

    Sara Winter – xx

  127. Unknown says:

    I've lost count of how many pairs I've made! It must be more than 30 but I'm not sure :-)) thank you for the opportunity to enter this draw and for the excellent patterns you produce. :-)) happy birthday πŸŽ‰

  128. Anonymous says:

    Happy birthday lovely Sockalong! It's been an amazing happy year's journey for me! I've made three whole pairs of socks and have one pair on the needles!
    Lots of love…Louise Peled xx

  129. Anonymous says:

    Happy birthday Christine, 2 years on and who would have thought it , congratulations and 5 pairs on I have learned SO much, thank you.
    Mary Murphy,
    Tipperary,
    Ireland.

  130. Tilly says:

    Got the sock knitting bug just before Christmas thanks to Christine I have made 12 pairs with two WIP's. I haven't picked up my crochet hook for ages! Happy birthday Sock a long πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸΎ

  131. Unknown says:

    1 pair completed and 2 pair half doneοΏ½οΏ½
    Michaela.clark37[at]gmail.com

  132. Frances Birks says:

    2years is so cool! I'm so pleased I found the sockalong. I always wanted to be able to knit socks but dpns frightened me and I thought they would be really complicated and fiddly to make especially thin sock yarn. Instead, your pattern and encouragement (and suggestion of small circulars) means I've knitted two pairs of adult socks (on circulars) and I'm just about finish a toddler pair entirely on dpns (I feel very brave). Congratulations on the 2nd bday Christine and congrats to the two lucky winners who get these lovely prizes οΏ½οΏ½

  133. Andy Mason says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!. 3 pairs so far πŸ™‚

  134. Janette Smith says:

    I'm on my first pair of the basic sock pattern. Thoroughly enjoying it. I'm still using dpn's will be trying the small circular in the future. Thank you!

  135. Unknown says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I've completed 2 pairs and am halfway through sock 1 of a 3rd pair πŸ™‚

  136. Jane says:

    I have made one pair of socks so far this year and I'm looking forward to knitting your cable socks next. Thank you for the chance to win such lovely prizes and happy birthday!

  137. Isabel Jordan says:

    Happy Birthday to the Sockalong and congratulations to you for establishing and maintaining such a marvellous enterprise! I can contribute only two whole socks (not even a pair) and their companions both on my needles waiting for my arm to come out of plaster. Plus I claim some credit for the many more created by Good Wool Shop customers with your book as their bible and the wonderful Paula Hale helping them along.

  138. Anonymous says:

    I have been with the group since it first started and have made 5 pairs of socks this year.
    X Jo Jenkins X

  139. Unknown says:

    Happy Birthday! I'm still on my first pair as I just started knitting and found your wonderful pattern πŸ™‚

  140. Christine Owen says:

    happy 2nd birthday
    I'm another crocheter who followed Lucy from Attic 24 over here and I've done 4 pairs now with your wonderful book. Discovering the circular needles via your blog has opened up a whole new world of knitting to me as I could never cope with sticks before and now I've also knitted a cardigan too so THANK YOU.

  141. Kim says:

    I am on the leg portion of my first ever sock! I have always been daunted by knitting my own socks, but with this tutorial I am doing it!!

  142. Susan House says:

    I'm on my 13th pair. I only found your wonderful book last July. Although I have been knitting for more years than I care to think about I had never Knitted socks. Congratulations & thank you.

  143. Anonymous says:

    Let me think… toddler socks- 3, teens- 4, hubby-10, me- 5. You can see, my husband really likes my socks :-).
    Thank you for being a great sock ambassador.
    peacoxknits[at]gmail.com

  144. Dot says:

    I haven't made any! But am sure to start soon as now I know about it. Thanks so much for you blog it's lovely.
    Dot

  145. Anonymous says:

    Wow 2 Years old!! Happy Birthday. I would never have learned how to knit socks if it weren't for your lovely Instructional Materials (book & tutorials), the lovely ladies in the FB Group that always have the answers and encouragement to keep going. Although it took for forever to complete my first pair…..I can proudly say that I have now completed, 5 pairs, YES 5!!! I won't mention that I have purchased wool for an additional 6 more. They will make lovely gifts for friends and family. Special Thank you to you Christine, such a lovely lady with a huge heart. I appreciate all you do. Raven Holbrook

  146. Martha says:

    I can't remember when I discovered the fabulous sockalong group but I am so very grateful to you Christine! I've made 4 pairs of socks!

  147. Unknown says:

    I've knit 7 pairs of socks since May 2016. I never would have imagined that when I cast on my first sock.

  148. Jacky says:

    Firstly can I say happy 2nd birthday! And I'm an old hat at making socks (many years) but I've only made 2 pairs in the last year.! However lots of odd socks that needs a second one finishing!! Jacky HB

  149. javaFlower says:

    I just recently started my first pair of Sockalong socks!
    {hugs} and gratitude for you!

  150. Buttercup and Bee says:

    I've knitted about 10 pairs since then. I've also introduced two other ladies to sock knitting using your pattern so I've been spreading the sock making love.

  151. Anonymous says:

    I have made 8pairs of your wonderful socks. I always have a pair on the go.
    Pippa Paxton-Atkinson,
    Fife, Scotland

  152. Unknown says:

    I think 11 that I can remember. Maybe more. Oh, and half a pair of cable socks.
    Enjoy the rest of your sockalong birthday!!
    Emma xx

  153. Sue says:

    On my second pair due to excess knitting on the grandparent front!

  154. Unknown says:

    I have my first pair cast on and excited to get them completed.
    Happy Birthday!!
    Pam Givens

  155. beanypig says:

    I'm half way through my 19th pair…
    Thank you so much for all your help!
    Can't wait to see you at the sock line in September!
    Jen Higgins xxx

  156. Ann says:

    I've made 8 pair this year, bringing my total to 20. I gave 4 away for Christmas and when my mom wore hers the first time, she said it was the first time all winter her ankles had been really warm. πŸ™‚

  157. Pat Collingwood says:

    I have the yarn to start my first pair now to find the time.

  158. Anonymous says:

    Happy birthday οΏ½οΏ½.. Pair no 3 for me… Gaby

  159. Anonymous says:

    25 pairs and i've 'enabled' another 15 people through teaching!! πŸ˜€

    Paula Hale, Formby, Merseyside

  160. Heath says:

    I have started 3 pairs but now have to complete the matching sock for each pair. My favourite is your cable pattern using Lancashire Poll Dorset wool with Blacker yarn mohair.

  161. Kerrie says:

    3 pairs for me. I've been knitting for several years but I learned how to knit socks from your book. Thank you!

  162. Sally Q says:

    Eight (8) pairs so far since May 2016 and another pair just cast on! So wonderful to have socks that actually fit, don't get eaten by my shoes or turned around by my slippers – oh, and warm feet of course. And such an easy project to take around with me. Thank you so much, Christine. Any remaining yarn is being turned into a mitred square blanket, which is looking good so far. However the addictive quality of sock knitting could be a little concerning.

  163. The Puddle Stone says:

    I've made about another 30 pairs since last May 2016 and I'm proud to say I've been with you from the start. I would never have made socks or shawls without your help via the Facebook Group and my many cyber friends on there…Pat yourself on the back, you deserve it! XxxLissie WalesxxX

  164. Unknown says:

    happy birthday winwick sockalong!!! awesomeness!!! I've knit two pairs of the sockalong socks and they've given me the confidence to try a pair as-i-go, thank you so much for these fantastic tutorials! <3 Miranda wert

  165. Anonymous says:

    I have made 28 pairs since just before Christmas thank you winwickmum Happy Birthday οΏ½οΏ½
    Margaret Woodcock

  166. Unknown says:

    I've made 3 pairs in the last year.

    Rav Id – slawson
    sarah.m.lawson at gmail dot com

  167. Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday. Starting on my second sock.

  168. Angela says:

    Congratulations Christine, you have certainly unleashed a monster! My sock addiction has led to 2pairs of 6ply, 2pairs of your cables, 4pairs of sockalongs and so far 2.5 pairs from The Sock Drawer. That's the 2017 count so far ! The perpetual motion keeps the arthritis at bay and has kept me busy all over the world! Thank you.

  169. Nicola says:

    Wow,two years since i started my first pair,and they're still my favourite! Congratulations,the sockalong group has brought me so much,friends around the world,solace in hard times and inspiration at every turn. Thank you Christine.x
    Oh and i have knitted 12 pairs of socks in the past year,none of which were for me,hmmmmm,time to remedy that.

  170. Kerrie says:

    3 pairs for me. 4th on my needles. I've knitted my entire life butonly learned socks thanks to you. Happy Birthday!

  171. Unknown says:

    I have made 1 sock (couldn't find the yarn for the second but finally ordered some!) and am on the second. I'm pregnant with our 4th and so I'm using your pattern to knit up socks for the baby and toddlers this summer! Already bought yarn and have been happily going at it. Happy sockiverssary!

  172. Anonymous says:

    I've just cast on for my fifth pair of sockalong socks!
    Amanda N, Ontario, Canada

  173. Philippa Anderson says:

    I've made two full pairs, a single sock (didn't fit but needs a friend so it can go to a nice home) and a WIP of some extra long ones! I love telling people to look up the blog. I'm at uni so I wear them to lectures to show them off. People my age think I'm nuts!

  174. J Kettlewell says:

    Hello, Christine, and congratulations on the Sockalong's second birthday. I joined the Sockalong and Knit and Natter groups about 6 months ago. While I haven't yet cast on a sock, I have gleaned tons of knowledge and tips, collected enough sock yarn for a dozen pairs, and increased my collection of DPNs and circular needles based on recommendations from the group. I fully intend to knit socks, but in the meantime I am enjoying the Winwick community. What a nice group of ladies and gents from all over. Here's to world peace through socck knitting!

  175. Cynthia Jones says:

    I've knitted 6 full pairs with 3 socks needing mates yet! Happy Birthday #2 Winwick Sockalong – love this group.

  176. Charlotte says:

    Two socks and one in progress πŸ™‚ I knit my first sock at Christmas although no pairs yet due to serious second sock-itis! One in an opal sock yarn, one in WYS rum paradise using your great cable tutorial and currently knitting with WYS tequila sunrise πŸ™‚ thanks for all of your tutorials, they helped give me courage to cast on my first sock

  177. Poppy H says:

    I'm halfway through my way sock after Lucy attic24 pointed in your direction. I'm a crocheter at heart so now trying to find the time and courage to tackle the heel!
    Poppy Hatfield, High Wycombe

  178. The Inspired Stitcher says:

    I've only taken up knitting since January and have only made two pair so far but I'm totally smitten!

  179. Mpdr says:

    Hi!

    I haven't began yet, but I'm getting there…

    You are a genius!

  180. Emily says:

    I have made 5 pairs and I'm currently knitting pair 6 out of all the left over scraps. I have loved learning to knit socks. Thank you so much Christine.
    Emily White, Portsmouth

  181. Cristiana Vale says:

    Happy Birthday to you! I`ve been a crocheter for about 4 years. I follow Lucy`s blog Attic 24, and I became aware of your wonderful pattern and the sockalong blog with her. I taught myself to knit last year, with the support of a portuguese knitter Filipa Carneiro, on blog "nionoi", who publish wonderful knitting video classes. I have the needles (DPN`s, small circular, etc), I have the yarn, I have the stitch markers and… I`m studying your pattern and I hope this summer I star my first pair of socks!!! Thank you!

  182. Anonymous says:

    Only one pair recently. I made quite a few the year before thanks to you so I've been knitting other things in the meantime. I'm sure my sock stock will need replacing some time soon so am looking forward to knitting more pairs. Ann Shepherd.

  183. Unknown says:

    Hi there and a very happy sockalong birthday to you! I am still on my first pair but am nearing the toe of sock one. I'm on holiday next week so hope to make some more progress. I think you will probably be celebrating the 5th sockalong by the time I finish. I've never met a slower knitter than me! Thank you for this wonderful tutorial and all your other lovely blog posts which I love reading. Kathy x

  184. Anonymous says:

    Happy birthday sockalong! I've completed 11 pairs! Thanks for a great tutorial and a fun FB group😊
    Singtring

  185. Helen Lynch says:

    I'm so proud to be one of the founding members of this group (and many offshoots!) I genuinely cannot imagine my life without all you fabulous kind and supportive folk. I have slowed down production this year and have only made about 10 pairs!

  186. Jane Clark says:

    Seven pairs made, wish I had more time to make more. I travel sometimes with work, so always take my sock knitting.

  187. Jennifer says:

    I am on my first sock!!

  188. A Time for Stitching says:

    Many congratulations on your 2nd anniversary! I've been a knitter for many years but only knitted my first pair of socks this year by following your sockalong. Then I used up the rest of the ball of yarn and made another slightly shorter pair. So that gives me a grand total of 2 pairs. I want to try a different pattern next! πŸ˜€

  189. Anonymous says:

    Happy birthday and many thanks for the group. 6 pairs since may. X Amanda Hamilton

  190. Unknown says:

    I've been following you on Instagram, but I just found out about your blog from your Instagram post. I'm going to love spending some time on it!

  191. Noelle says:

    I have all the "ingredients" ready for my first attempt! It's supposed to be rainy this weekend where I am…so I'm going for it!

  192. Unknown says:

    I am on my 2nd pair of socks now, but I take such a long time to complete them! Thankyou for getting me started on sock knitting πŸ˜‰ x

  193. Carolyn says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday! I'm on my 27th pair altogether but have 'only' done 7 this year because of other knitting distractions.
    Carolyn Kendrick

  194. Ree_mag says:

    On my first pair but following the pattern and tutorial has made them far easier than I imagined, just need to brave the toes now! Happy 2nd birthday οΏ½οΏ½

  195. Veronica says:

    5 pairs. Happy Birthday Winwick Mum. I've been here since the start Christine and it's wonderful how the group has gone from strength to strength.
    Veronica Hyland.

  196. Unknown says:

    Happy Birthday!!I was so very happy to fine your web page and love making socks…To date I've made7 pairs and just love making them…I use Dlp needles because that was how I started when I was in High School teaching myself to knit…I so enjoy seeing other's work on this sight as well…Thank you for your hard work and wonderful idea's….Ginny

  197. Lenore says:

    Hi Christine, what fabulous prizes, thank you for the opportunity to win one of them. I have almost finished my 4th pair and have purchased yarn for a further 8. Cheers Lenore

  198. Sam Ashby says:

    I'm just on the heel flap of my second sock of my first pair, using head over heels by Stylecraft in Kilimanjaro for my 13yr old sock monster…I mean daughter! First one fits like a dream and we're so excited about finishing the pair so she can wear them!

  199. Unknown says:

    10 pairs, most of them were for presents! Your pattern and instructions are brilliant. thank you so much! X
    Marie Hammond

  200. Unknown says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday. I have so enjoyed being part of the group. I have learnt so much, shared and saved information and live the conversations. I am on my 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th pairs

  201. vmarty says:

    Happy anniversary! Your tutorial is fantastic! I knitted 2 pairs (finished the second pair on Monday :)). Now I'll try the cable sock pattern with some purple-pink yarn. I think, my sock knitting love has started just now ;).

  202. Unknown says:

    I am on the pick up of my 2nd sock of my second pair. Never thought I would be able to knit socks. Thanks so much Christine.

  203. SarahK says:

    Hi, I've made a total of four pairs. The sockalong tutorials gave me the confidence to give it a go and are a really useful reference when I've been trying out other patterns, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm.

  204. Lynda says:

    Happy Birthday (mine was yesterday) I've just started knitting socks thanks to you and Lucy at Magnolia Tree Crafts. I've managed 4 pairs in the last 6 weeks and love to go to the Craft Club at MTC on Wednesday mornings.Here's to the third year of the Sockalong!

  205. Kirsten says:

    Happy Birthday! I've made 2.5 pairs so far! I'm more of a crocheter than a knitter and the sock a long has given me the confidence to give this a go. Thank you x

  206. Unknown says:

    Happy Birthday! 30 pairs. Or strictly, 30.9 pairs if you include the nearly-completed pair I lost on the bus at Christmas. All but about 3 of those pairs are basic Winwicks. My DH just commented that shop-bought socks feel weird now, and he's even taken over the hand-washing that goes along with an addiction to nice indy-dyed squishies!

  207. Alcea Rosea 31 says:

    I have just started my second pair. I use DPN needles and would love to try the cable socks next. Thank you for an inspiring blog, book and give away.

  208. Anonymous says:

    I'm on my second pair of Winwick socks after discovering the group on Facebook earlier this year….love the inspiration and support and looking forward to contributing to this years sick line at yarndale!

    Happy birthday!

    Hannah Stace

  209. Anon says:

    Just about to start….bought the needles and the yarn but I just need to finish the moorland blanket first. Nearly there! Thanks for the blog. I really enjoy reading it. Caroline Wolffsohn

  210. Anonymous says:

    Lyn Nickel 4pairs

  211. Unknown says:

    I've made 8 pairs, for myself and my family. Happy Birthday xx

  212. Joanne Haslett says:

    1 pairs! Thanks for the fab community.

  213. Anonymous says:

    Happy 2nd birthday! I received your book about two weeks ago but I haven't started knitting yet. I've already read the instructions and need to buy the materials because I'm a crocheter so I have plenty of hooks but no needles. A pair of socks is my new challenge! Irune

  214. Christine Atkinson says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday Christine! What a lovely prize giveaway!
    I've only made 7 pairs since joining your Sockalong back in March 2016; 5 pairs in 4ply & 2 for hiking in DK. I've tried mini circular, magic loop & dpn's & like all of them.
    Busy with knitting for my 1st Grandson, due in August at the moment, but will be back to socks very soon!

  215. Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday! I've made 14 pairs since last May and enjoyed making every single one of them. Thank you for the inspiration to get me started on sock knitting xx Angela Holloway

  216. Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday! I discovered your sockalong in February 2017 and actually purchased your book thru Amazon. I've always wanted to knit socks but could not get up the nerve to do it because I did not know where to start. Thanks to your book, I have become a sock knitter and during the last three months or so I have knit up 7 pairs of socks. I am addicted to sock knitting now! Hugs from Ann in Cincinnati.

  217. Unknown says:

    I'm still staring at my yarn, and my supplies… haven't yet cast on.. but I WILL!!! Love your blog and everything you share! xx

  218. Miss Marple says:

    I have made 7 pairs . I love knitting themπŸ˜€

  219. Anonymous says:

    I've finished one pair and 3/4 of the way through a pair for my youngest. You've turned me into a knitter! Thanks. I'm Lisa V Helsing on Facebook

  220. Candy Haslam says:

    Congratulations on your blog and facebook pages. I'm up to about 15 pairs in the last year using Magic loop and sometimes TAAT. Candy

  221. Unknown says:

    I have followed your blog for over a year and have just plucked up the courage to try my first pair of socks. My Mum, a knitter for over 70 years, has only ever used DPNs and was shocked when I knitted my first sock on a circular needle. Thank you for all your advice, tips and photos. They have proved invaluable. Lesley Mantle

  222. Sharrieboberry says:

    I enjoy looking at all the socks, but I have not knit a pair…yet!

  223. Kerrie says:

    Happy birthday! I'm still on my first pair but making great progress thanks to your clear and easy tutorials!

  224. Lin Harink says:

    I've almost completed my second pair (Just the toe decrease on one sock to do), but I've already cast on my 3rd pair! Naughty!
    Thanks for the inspiration x

  225. Claire C says:

    I'm on my fourth pair, attempting the cable ones, I love sock knitting as a travelling project so there are usually a pair on the needles, I'm a magic loop gal as dpns confuse me!

  226. Unknown says:

    Happy Birthday!! I have been following your blog for about a year and can hardly wait to start my first sock. A friend gave me some sock yarn for my birthday a couple weeks ago and I am eager to get started! Love your blog! Lori J

  227. Rebekah zomberg says:

    Happy Birthday! I've always wanted to k it socks and now I can say I do! I'm almost done with my 4th pair. And plan to do a sock a month! Wow 12 socks in 2017…. Heres hoping!

  228. Unknown says:

    I have completed one adult pair of socks and one child pair of socks. Thank you for inspiring me to branch out into the world of socks.

    Nieves Urbina

  229. Unknown says:

    Two pairs finished and two pairs still on the needles! Thanks to you πŸ™‚ now i'm trying your cable sock pattern

  230. Sarah S says:

    On my second pair and loving knitting these socks – great pattern to follow

  231. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations! So great to see how far your blogging journey has come and I'm very excited to see what it brings in the future. I've made 3 pairs of socks this year. With grateful thanks for the time and effort you spend in writing your tutorials and passing on your considerable knowledge of sock knitting. Sincerely. Liz

  232. linda says:

    4 pair by the weekend started in Feb I have never knitted socks or anything really and am loving it,thank you so much Christine x

  233. Unknown says:

    On my first pair, looking forward to learning new things. Fiona Burgess

  234. Francescacheryl says:

    Congratulations on your 2nd Birthday οΏ½οΏ½
    I'm currently knitting my 36th pair of socks, the majority of which have been gifted, makes me a happy bunny seeing people happy with my "Made With Love" gifts οΏ½οΏ½
    This Wonderful group is my saviour, I'm disabled & don't sleep too well & knitting socks keeps me sane & occupied through some very long nights…and now giving me the confidence to try new knitty challenges οΏ½οΏ½
    Thank You Christine for creating this wonderful community οΏ½οΏ½οΏ½οΏ½οΏ½οΏ½οΏ½οΏ½

  235. Chaya says:

    Happy birthday! This time last year I wrote that I'd only knit one lonesome sock, and I'd even frogged it bc I'd bound off too tightly. This year, I'm pleased to say that I've knit 4 pairs of sick so far, the fifth is almost complete, and I'm knitting my first TAAT pair and loving it! Your Facebook group is a great motivation, and really helpful as well.

  236. Katrina says:

    Hi Christine, congratulations on the second birthday of the Sockalong! I can't thank you enough for introducing me to sock knitting, it's been such a pleasure using your tutorials and making my very own socks. I have made two pairs from your sockalong pattern and I"m about to start a third pair, this time for my lovely Mother in law. As you know, I recently started a little sock knitting group with some friends, which has been so much fun, helping them along with their own sock knitting adventures. Their socks are all in various stages but one lady has just finished her very first pair, yay! Many thanks once again, best wishes, Katrina Jamieson, New Zealand

  237. Cindy P says:

    Happy 2nd birthday- love the blogs. Haven't made so many pairs this year-4 so far.

  238. Anonymous says:

    I am on mt third pair. I could not have made a sock without your instructions. Diane Elkins

  239. Anonymous says:

    Anonymus..I made my first pair and am so excited and can't wait to make some more . Happy Birthday! xoxo sue mc

  240. Anonymous says:

    After discovering you (yes I claim you as my very own sock guru) last year, I had to bite the bullet and pick up my first ever pair of knitting needles! Imagine the scene, I had only ever managed about 20 rows of knitting in more than 40 years (I come from a family of knitters as my grandmother used to own a wool shop throughout my childhood, I must have been such a disappointment οΏ½οΏ½), and the first thing I try to knit are SOCKS… I LOVE LOVE LOVE them. I've only managed 2 pairs as I predominantly, don't judge, crochet! But, please don't tell my future hubby, I have enough sock wool to don my entire extended family and keep their tootsies toasty roasty. Happy birthday xx
    Karen Culshaw

  241. Linda Smith says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday. 7 pairs made in the last year. Always have a pair on my mini circs when I am out and about x

  242. Linda Henderson says:

    I only recently came across your blog and at The Knitting and Stitching Show in Edinburgh last week I bought myself some sock yarn. So I'm just about to start my first pair!

  243. StitchyDragon says:

    Happy sockalong birthday!! I hesitated to comment because my number of sockalong socks since last May is zero (& please feel free to discount me from the giveaway if you wish!) but… I made two pairs early last year & your excellent tutorial gave me the confidence to try some of the harder sock patterns on ravelry & I'm now on my 5th pair! (And I might have a sock yarn addiction ;-)). So thank you very much for writing your tutorials & starting me down this road which I am having a lot of fun with! Have a lovely week, Helen

  244. Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday! I am a newbie and have one pair to show for it. Love to do another one soon. xoxo suemc

  245. Loraine McLean says:

    I think it's pair no.8 for me, given away a few pairs but I think I'm right. I used to say that I couldn't understand why anyone would want to bother knitting socks, so fiddly, and you can buy all manner of socks these days. But then I saw all the beautiful examples on FB, and gradually I decided to have a go. Bought your book from Black Sheep Wools, and faithfully followed the pattern. And was I hooked?? Loved it, and was so proud of myself. So thank you Christine, for your book, your blog, and your FB pages. Happy birthday Sock-a-long xx

  246. Anonymous says:

    "Happy Birthday Sockalong" from me as well. I took up crocheting again in the autumn of 2015 after a traumatic year. I have since been reading about the therapeutic benefits of knitting and crochet. I didn't know about that then – I just had an urge to crochet something and found Lucy's Attic24 blog. From there I learned about your Sockalong. I have finished 2 pairs and am near the end of my third. I did begin another pair, but the yarn was so full of knots that I gave up splicing it and frogged the lot! Thank you for the encouragement your tutorials have given me.
    I have been knitting since a small child, so for at least 50 years. I began my sock knitting with DPNs, but my fingers are getting a bit arthritic and I kept dropping the needles. So I changed to a small circular. Now that I have changed my technique, I am finding they work really well. I used to knit with what I now know to be the English Throwing Method, but researched other ways of knitting and have taught myself a better way, much more fluent and less stress on my hands.
    I am loving making socks. They are an ideal project for passing the time when I have to wait for the school bus and during children's music lessons. I don't have a lot of time to knit, so it's encouraging to be able to finish something in a short time. Thank you so much. Gwen Dymond

  247. Caren "Kay" says:

    Happy anniversary! Good for you. I'm new to the blog. I've not done any Sock Alongs, but I have finished 3 pair since the begining of the year. Keep sockin, I mean rockin along.

  248. ivshopdndropd says:

    three and a half pairs of socks! (shhh, don't tell anybody about the unfinished one…)

  249. Unknown says:

    I am so glad I found this group. I challenged myself to learn to knit socks this year. Since January I have made 3 pairs and I have two pairs on my needles

  250. Clare says:

    Two and two halves πŸ˜‰ since I joined in January – many thanks to you, for the famtastic instructions, and Lucy Attic for recommending Continental knitting xxxxxxx

  251. Fiona McNamara says:

    On my 3rd pair πŸ™‚ started courtesy of my husband finding a pattern whilst I was recuperating from a total hysterectomy last year. Pair 4will be for me. I can't wait.

  252. Orris Family says:

    Still teaching myself how to Knit Continental. I'm a crochet girl at heart. I love your socks and the beautiful Opal colors. Found you through Lucy at Attic24 last year. I love seeing her sock updates!

  253. Unknown says:

    Happy Birthday πŸŽ‰ I'm on my 5th paint since February and loving it thanks to your great blog and FB page xxx

  254. Book Squirrel says:

    15 pairs and counting! I have 2 more on the needles this week.
    Happy Birthday πŸŽ‰

  255. backstagebear says:

    7 pairs which is quite low for me. I sort of lost my knitting mojo in November when my Mum managed to have a heart attack, pneumonia and fracture her hip (all in one go!). I'm just getting back on track and working my way through my 'promised' list (meanwhile, my own socks are getting to crisis point, so I'm going to have to add myself into the list somewhere along the line) Jayne

  256. Cathy says:

    3 psirs and loving it! Thankyou do much.

  257. Anonymous says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday! I'm knitting your cable socks for my husband. Sadly, rather slow going as I am easily distracted by scarf/ shawl patterns that just call out to be knitted! Thank you for your blog & FB pages that have given me so much pleasure. Janice Bruce

  258. marymartin8 says:

    5 pairs for me Christine. Happy Birthday and thanks for your wonderful detailed pattern.

  259. suzyjune says:

    I have been trying to finish up a tablecloth for my favorite niece for her birthday, and then I will cast on my very first pair EVER of knitted socks. I am so excited to finally do this πŸ™‚

  260. Julie says:

    Your tutorials are so very easy to use. Thank you! I have made one pair of basic socks and almost finished a cable pair.

  261. Unknown says:

    Happy Birthday!!! I have been with this group since the beginning & saw how quickly it grew.
    I have done 5 pairs in the last year.

  262. Anonymous says:

    I'm just now starting the leg of my first sock! So far so good πŸ™‚ thank you so much for the easy to follow tutorials! -Samantha Sanders

  263. Fanny S. says:

    Happy birthday! Thank you for the wonderful prΓ©sents. I just made half of a pair! I need motivation for the second one πŸ˜‰ and you are perfect for this!

  264. Amincale says:

    I've made four pairs of the regular sock and one pair of cabled.

    Thanks to you though, Christine, I've found the confidence to knit 19 other pairs. Thank you, and happy birthday sockalong! <3

  265. tracey says:

    I'm on my first dock of my first pair. The toe section is still looking at me! So I've started another pair until I get to the toe and then in going to have toeless socks πŸ˜€

  266. Unknown says:

    I've so far knit 4 pairs of socks from your pattern πŸ™‚

  267. Twinklebairn says:

    Happy 2nd birthday!! I love this community of humour, kindness and support which you have created.
    Currently on my first sock of pair four and grateful for all your inspiration. Long may it continue!
    JSB

  268. Figgy says:

    Happy sockalong birthday! I have made two and a half pairs and still loving it.

  269. Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday Sock along.
    Completed since May 2016 – 9 pairs.
    Lots more yarn in my stash for future projects!
    Kind Regards,
    Mandy Mogg

  270. Sarah Moorhouse-Mason says:

    Happy birthday, I have made 4 pairs of socks this year and planning more for the future

  271. Unknown says:

    Sockalong solved the mystery for me, so thankful for your blog.
    8 pairs so far .
    Happy 2nd Birthday.
    Julieglo Leicestershire

  272. Busy Lizzie's Pink Patch says:

    Just one pair for me but taking my yarn and needles on my coach trip to Spain. I just need a project bag! Happy sockalong birthday. Liz

  273. distracted says:

    I've made about 6 pairs. (This does not include 2 half pairs).
    Happy Birthday Christine! Winwick mom is my favourite knitting group!!
    Sandy Downs

  274. Janine says:

    8 pairs in this last year. 8 1/2 if you include the one on the needle.
    Happy birthday for yesterday. It's mine today, only I am a lot older than 2 lol πŸ™‚

  275. Farrago says:

    I'm just finishing off my first pair of sockalong socks – just the toe on the second sock to go! I've tried other patterns in the past but this pattern seems to make socks that fit me much better as it's so clear what is going on and when to tweak if needed.
    Ruth Wallace

  276. The Knitting Cross Stitcher says:

    Happy Sockalong birthday Christine.I started my sock adventure at the beginning of March 2017.I have finished 3 paiirs of socks and started my fourth.I am well and truly hooked.I have tried Sirdar,Stylecraft and now WYS yarn and spend an inordinate amount of time drooling over beautiful sock yarn produced commercially and independently!!!! My knitting confidence has increased100% I simply did not knit until last year.Your tutorials gave me the confidence..thank you.

  277. Judi Gomes says:

    Happy birthday! I started your tutorial in March of this year and have finished one pair. About to start my second – it's true, this sock knitting is addictive! xx

  278. CastleKelly Crafts says:

    Happy Birthday πŸ‘£I've just turned the heel of the 2nd sock of my very first pair and am very excited that
    I'm on the home straight as to speak. My daughter bought me the wool and a circular needle for Mothers Day and I'm already looking at yarn for another pair! Thank you so much for ' the sock a long'. X

  279. BongoBatty says:

    Happ 2nd birthday! I love love love knitting socks! 6 pairs this year for my wonderful knitworthy family and friends. Thank you so much. Alison

  280. Chiara (blackbird) says:

    One sock pair from may 2016. My first one. Now second baby is growing, therefore I hope to be able to knit again soon!

    Chiara from Italy

  281. Zsu says:

    I made my very first sock based on the Sockalong; then 3 more with some modifications (trying out different yarn weight/heels). By now I can safely say it got me hooked on socks. πŸ™‚

  282. Sharon xx says:

    Hi Christine ~ happy socky birthday.

    I've made one pair and have a bag full of woolly potential and inspiration. lol.

    Hugs

    Sharon xx

  283. Susieknits says:

    4 pairs, 1 for me, 1 Rosy rollers for DD, welly socks for DGD and 1 baby socks that were binned as the dye went strange after washing. A fairly new member after finding it from Attic 24. Lots of other non-sock projects too.

  284. Jo says:

    Congratulations on such a great achievement, I know many people have started knitting socks because your sockalong has been such a big help to them. Thank goodness for Ravelry, I wouldn't have known how many pairs of socks I've knit since May 2016 if I hadn't listed them on there. I'm up to 10 pairs since May 2016 including the ones on my needles at the moment.

  285. Claire H says:

    I have made 5 pairs of socks using the Sockalong pattern. I used the Sockalong toe decrease and Kitchener stitch instructions to finish the first pair of socks I knitted (didn't like the toe decrease on the pattern I used). I have also knitted two pairs of socks for my husband using other patterns – but always with the Sockalong toe decrease which is the best I have come across! I would never have felt comfortable about knitting socks without the help of Christine's clear and detailed descriptions and pictures and now love sock knitting. I nearly always have a pair on the needles! Thank you Christine. x

  286. Mary Smithers says:

    Just started pair No. 5. Totally addicted now, but each pair is a different needle size and leg length as I'm still striving for the perfect fit πŸ™

  287. Emma Poynton says:

    Happy Birthday! Ive just started in January and im 5 adult and one baby pair down with another on the needles! I have found a real passion for it and have at least one sock in my handbag at all times! πŸ™‚ xx

  288. Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday! I am currently on pair 6, 3 have been for myself and 3 have been gifts which have been really appreciated! I didn't think I would be able to make socks but after buying Super Socks, the wool has just turned into socks with ease! Thank you Christine for the inspiration!

  289. CL says:

    Hi – I've made 10 (and a half) pairs over the last 12 months, some 'sockalong' style and some different patterns too. I've recommended your tutorial to my craft group who were all keen to learn to knit socks too. A great resource. thanks. Lucy

  290. My Creative Life says:

    Happy birthday Sockalong! I've just ordered your book and some 2.5mm dpn needles as in the past I've knitted on 2x circular needles for sock knitting. In the meantime I'll get started with your on-line version (thank you). Just wondering if your book has a chart to work out what size socks to knit please. I always buy men's socks in shops as I'm size 8, so knitting my own socks will be a chance to feel feminine!
    Cathy x

  291. Linda says:

    I just completed my very first pair !! What an achievement (for me !!)
    Thank you so much for the easy to follow instructions :))
    What a great sense of great accomplishment on the completion of these wonderful stripey accessories. Many congrarulations to you too on your 2nd birthday !
    I really enjoy reading your blog which makes me feel closer to home, as I left UK almost 30years ago, and your blog is a little taste of home :))
    Thanks again Xxxxx

  292. Rosy says:

    Four pairs, plus a pair on the needles now :o) Happy Birthday Sockalong! X

  293. Christine says:

    Yes, Happy 2nd Sock year Birthday to you.
    Your sock-a-long made it possible for me to finally knit a pair of socks and I've never looked back. I have 5 completed pairs this year and am on my 6th just now. Thank you so much for enabling me to do this.
    Kind regards Christine B from Coventry UK

  294. happy hooker says:

    Happy birthday – and here's to many more. Must be 10 or 12 since last May. Really addictive, and thanks to your tutorial, easy, peasy. Thanks for getting me into sock knitting, my hand made socks are so much more comfortable that shop bought.

  295. PaulineG says:

    Sadly, none so far. I have tried and failed to knit a pair of socks in the past, but I am sure that if I won one of your lovely prizes, I would be inspired to try again !
    I really enjoy reading your blog.

    Love

    Pauline (in Rutland)

  296. crescendogal says:

    Happy Birthday!!! Thank you to those who donated these awesome prizes! I haven't made any socks this past year….why??? Because I was swamped making/doing things for my wedding…LOL But now that things have settled down I am ready to get my socks on!!! :0)

  297. Tiara says:

    6 pairs, but I planning in my head more 100 socks… πŸ˜‡Happy 2nd anniversary!
    Aranka Tiringer

  298. JennyW says:

    Only recently found your blog so am new to sockalong so will be casting on as soon as my current project is finished. Love the blog! And have been covetting the west yorkshire spinneries yarn since you first showed it πŸ˜‰

  299. Sarah Hardy says:

    Happy birthday WM sockalongers! Just had a quick trawl through my photos for the past year and got to 16. Thanks once again Christine x

  300. Unknown says:

    Happy Birthday Winwick Mum Sockalong πŸ™‚ You can count me for two pairs. I just love all the ideas, and sharing of what yarns were used. Your Facebook page brightens my days!

  301. Unknown says:

    3 and 2 half pairs! Just need to make myself some next.
    Thanks for the encouragement to get started. Sarah Bottomley.

  302. Heidijo says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday. I love reading the Facebook pages, my faith has been restored that we are still nice and supportive to each other never any nastiness. I started knitting socks in October and am currently on sock 1 of pair 11 these are shorty ones and I have cleared my sock draw of most shop ones.

  303. Julie says:

    Happy Birthday sock-a-long …. what beautiful gifts have been given to find homes with sock knitters.
    I've checked through my blog and can find 14 finished pairs, and have another pair on the needles at the moment.
    *raise a glass – or a teacup* here's the many more birthdays to come!

  304. Anonymous says:

    Actually still working on one…I've knit a couple pairs in the past but still am not comfortable knitting socks. You are an inspiration to me though and I plan to dive in this summer with your tutorials and get it done! Thanks so much for all you do, it means so much. Happy Birthday and congratulations on your accomplishment! Doreen

  305. Caroline Frame says:

    I have just finished my very first pair of knitted socks. I have been knitting for 45 years and, while I understood most of the pattern,there were odd bits that weren't too clear which is how I came across you. So tonight I am going to cast on my first pair of Winwick Mum Sockalong socks!

  306. Caren "Kay" says:

    Happy anniversary! Good for you. I'm new to the blog. I've not done any Sock Alongs, but I have finished 3 pair since the begining of the year. Keep sockin, I mean rockin along.

  307. Sue says:

    Thanks to the brilliant tutorial, and all the help from the ladies on the sockalong, I'm on my third pair. never thought I'd manage to knit socks

  308. Stacie says:

    How fun!! I am addicted to sock knitting since learning through your great book. If you count the 2 pairs on the needles, I have knit 15 pairs in the last 15 months πŸ™‚

  309. Linda Henderson says:

    I only came across your blog recently and after buying some gorgeous sock yarn at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Edinburgh last week I'm about to start my first pair.

  310. Paula Brookfield says:

    I returned home an hour ago from a 3 week (2 hours each week) sock course very proud of my first ever sock! It's other half is on the way, and as this pair are in a plain colour I have also started a second pair in a blue/green mixed sock wool. I've really enjoy sitting chatting whilst knitting, your book is so easy to follow and have coped well with the small circular needle and DPN's. We got tea and biscuits too:) Thanks for a fantastic book and HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY x

  311. RhianPennant says:

    Penblwydd Hapus to the sockalong Christine (Happy Birthday in Welsh) technically I've knitted two pairs, but in reality I've ended up with one almost perfect pair as my first sock was frogged twice and my third attempt was successful and my second sock wasn't quite so problematic. So now I have one perfect pair (although I haven't quite got the striped matching) you're an inspiration Christine- diolch/ thanks for your brilliant blog – I might pluck up the courage and have a go at your cable socks now. Hugs xx

  312. Rebecca says:

    HappY BiRtHdAy !!!!!! i have only knit one pair and first time ever since i was and am a crochter.. Self taught knitter but was afraid of socks even though i reallly wanted to try. i asked for Christmas last year your book because so many positive reviews…No problem at all and they turned out beautiful. Only problem was i haven't been able to afford more yarn and a better set of mini cir's.. hope i win.. lol..

  313. Robynn says:

    I am getting the courage up to cast on for my first pair.

  314. Unknown says:

    Happy Bithday, about to cast on my 2nd pair

  315. Sheryl says:

    Wow! That is an amazing amount of socks in one year….I wonder how many this year, easily double that I reckon! I have made one pair and am about to start a second for my son and have found your sockalong the most informative because it gives you the choices of needles to every step of the way. I found your blog by way of Attic 24 and I'm so glad I did. Operation socks for Christmas presents has begun x Sheryl

  316. Jo Glenn says:

    I've made 2 pairs of sockalong socks Christine and I also participated in the Curious Handmade sock along using the fairy lights pattern but kept your book handy for help at various points including Kitchener!

  317. Anonymous says:

    I'm just about to finish my first sock and popped onto your Sockalong to find out how to do Kitchener stitch and saw this post so Happy Birthday and thank you so much for sharing your amazing guide to sock knitting – I was totally put off before by the 4 needle thing! …Bec from Gotham, Notts

  318. Unknown says:

    On my Second pair(just).Well wool halved wound with hopefully matching socks to come this time! Never crossed my mind to match them before until came across this amazing group! I suppose I thought they would just 'magically match!

  319. Pippas quilts says:

    Happy Birthday I have almost finished my fingerless gloves on four needles next is a pair of socks Love your blog thank you for being so inspirational Pippa.

  320. Anonymous says:

    Just about to start my first pair (!!)
    Sarah G

  321. Amy at love made my home says:

    Wow! That 2 years went quickly!! Congratulations on making so many sock knitters, it has been wonderful! I am nearly finished with my second pair, all thanks to you! Here's to many more socks being knitted. Thank you for all you have done for sock knitting.

  322. Anonymous says:

    One and a bit! I made the 6 ply socks from your book (does that count?) for a friend for Christmas (she loves them), cast on another pair then got very sidetracked……. Happy birthday! Your blog always cheers me up, thank you.x Sarah

  323. Lisa Holmes says:

    Happy Birthday and THANK YOU!!! My sock hobby (addiction) plays a huge part in my general well being and it's all thanks to your creativity and kindness. I have, so far, knitted 21 pairs of socks and LOVED making every pair. Thank you 21 times over x

  324. Unknown says:

    I stumbled across the sockalong whilst looking for a simple pattern for DK yarn as a new sock knitter. I have knitted 2 pairs of your DK socks. Thanks for the pattern. So easy to follow. Congratulations on your birthday and the success!

  325. Julia Mac says:

    Gosh what a lot of socks! Happy Birthday and Thank You for getting me knitting. I have made two and a half pairs of socks and I love them madly. My best wishes for all you do. Julia x

  326. Rose Anderson says:

    Happy birthday. To date I have knitted five pair of socks. Your tutorials are great. Very easy to follow especially when you have videos. Love reading your blog and look forward to new posts.

  327. Rose Anderson says:

    Happy birthday. To date, I have knitted five pair of socks. I appreciate your tutorials since they are easy to follow especially when you include videos. I look forward to reading your blog as well. Have also ordered yarn based on your recommendation. Continued success…Rose

  328. Helen maitland says:

    Just started my third pair. Love them. Great as walking socks, no blisters yet x

  329. Unknown says:

    Just starting my first ever sock!
    Prizes look amazing x

  330. Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday! I have only completed one pair. Love knitting socks, but
    shawls have made for fun knitting, also. Always enjoy this blog. LynnIL on ravelry

  331. Carol P says:

    Happy Birthday, Winwick Mum! I am making the second sock of my first-ever pair. Started on April 14 and hope to be done in the next few days. I am using magic loop which I taught myself using YouTube.

  332. Louise says:

    Socks are on my list of knitting projects so I'd love to win the giveaway. Wondering if you are doing the Yarndale sock line this year, this would be a good incentive to get going!

  333. Reeni says:

    Happy birthday! I knitted about 12 pairs.

  334. Nicole says:

    Happy birthday! I just finished my first pair of socks EVER, using your lovely pattern. I caught the sock knitting bug so I'll be making lots more!

  335. Unknown says:

    Just started my first pair – it was one of my New Years resolutions to learn … and I found your wonderful tutorial. Thank you!! Jenn

  336. Treva Epple says:

    I am not sure my first comment landed correctly, so I'll comment again, as I really want to thank you for this amazing thing you have done! I am almost finished with my 4th pair. It will be for my mom for Mother's Day next week. (no pressure πŸ˜‰ I started with your book in January. I attempted baby socks in December with the help of another knit and chat group, but was unable to complete a pair after several attempts. I have learned much here, including this term: I am so chuffed that I am on my fourth pair!!
    Treva Epple
    Montrose, MN USA

  337. Susiebeth63 says:

    Happy birthday and thank you for all of your help and tutorials. I am on my third pair of socks! οΏ½οΏ½

  338. Unknown says:

    Happy Birthday amazing sock queen and blog! After sitting on some sock yarn for about 10 years, longing to get the courage to start on socks, I finally got going after reading about the sock along on Simply knitting. In the last year I have knitted 4 and a half pairs. Not bad for a not so fast knitter like me. I love the small circulars which I had never seen or heard about before I found Winwick Mum and her amazing sock blog and book!

  339. Anonymous says:

    Hoorah for the sockalong as after a number of failed attempts this was the pattern that finally gave me wearable socks and without losing the will to live. I'm now on pair number 11 with constant requests for more. Guess what I'll be buying on Yarn Shop Day?! Gaenor F.

  340. Harpia.Domowa says:

    Dear Christine, congratulations first of all for uniting communities and generations! I have been brace this week and casted on first socks with lovely head over heels yarn. Baby steps! MirkaJurkowa (from fb group)

  341. Unknown says:

    I've just started my third pair. It's addictive and I never liked knitting much before this but your sock knitting pattern has changed all that. I have a long term illness and knitting socks is so meditative, keeps me occupied and gives me a huge sense of achievement. Thank you so much for getting us all knitting socks and making such an amazing helpful encouraging community on Facebook and your blog. Much love, Julia.

  342. KandJDesigns says:

    Happy Belated Birthday!
    I was so pleased to find your sockalong tutorial and Facebook group. You've broken down the mysteries of knitted socks for us, thank you!
    To date I haven't quite made one sock yet. Every time I get started on one I get people wanting things for themselves, but this is the year I will be making myself a pair of lovely warm socks as my feet are always cold in the wintertime especially. As soon as I have the two christening sets, wedding throw, wedding shawl and jacket done, I'm going to make my first pair, the sock needles are sitting beside me looking at me saying, "When's it my turn?" Soon little sock needles, soon! – Kelly Thrower

  343. Anonymous says:

    On my ninth pair!

  344. Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday! It was fab to see you today in Bournville and one of these prizes would be just the thing to get me started – I am still a teeny bit scared! Fingers crossed xx CarolynStyles

  345. Suegodfrey says:

    Happy birthday to youπŸ˜€ love the tutorials and am working on my second pair…. Thank you xx

  346. Michelle says:

    Happy Birthday!! I only learned to knit in March, by watching a couple of Youtube videos, and 17 days later I'd knitted my very first sock, quickly followed by the second one. I've now made the first sock of pair no.2, and I'm up to the toe of the second one in that pair. I'm also down to the heel of sock no.1 of pair no. 3!! I definitely like having more than one sock on the go at any one time!

    Thank you for your wonderful tutorial that's helped so many people start to make socks, and happy birthday once again! Fantastic prizes on offer, good luck to everyone who has entered!

  347. Linda says:

    I've made 3 since January and have just cast on my 4th pair. Thank you Christine for inspiring me to have a go.

  348. Janeypudding says:

    Made lots of socks before but only recently discovered your blog which I am really enjoying. Your patterns with all the pictures are brilliant and would have been so useful when I first started knitting socks. I have a project or 2 to finish and then I am going to cast on your cable socks. I can't wait!

  349. Sal says:

    I have just bought the wool for my first pair, you have inspired me. Can't wait to give it a go. I normally crochet and haven't knitted for years. With your great tutorials I feel confident to give it a try xxx

  350. Judyk2310 says:

    I start this Thursday learning to knit socks at the local yarn shop. I'm scheduled for 2 two hour classes. Looking forward to this and I hope to finish so that I can bring them to Yarndale to show you!!! Thanks for all the help you have given me!!

  351. Mrs Squiggle says:

    Happy Birthday! I'm still on my first pair but I've already bought the yarn for my second pair once I get them finished xxx

  352. Karen says:

    I've made three pairs since 2016 and seven pairs in total. They are such lovely items to make as presents and are always appreciated. I love that they are more or less wearable the moment they come off the needles and that there are so many lovely yarns to experiment with.

  353. Heather says:

    Happy Birthday! I've made one pair and have almost completed a second pair (at the toe of the second sock). Thanks for the pattern, tutorials and all the sock-related inspiration.
    Heather

  354. Unknown says:

    I have made five and a half and frogged a million. LOVE making socks. HaPpY bIrThDaY! You deserve a slice of cake Christine!

  355. Sammy says:

    I was late to the Sockalong party – I finished my first pair last month, but I already have another two pairs on the needles! Sock knitting is a joy and I am so glad I finally summoned the courage to try it. Thank you for your wonderful tutorials, they have been so helpful. I love reading your blog and look forward to knitting more of your patterns – I think it will be the easy cable socks next time! πŸ™‚ xx

  356. Unknown says:

    My comment doesn't seem to have appeared so am having another go! Happy birthday! I could not have made socks without your pattern and guidance and preferred crochet before but now am definitely preferring knitting! I am in my third pair of socks and love wearing the pair I made for myself and my mum loves the first pair I made. Thank you so much for the pattern, clear instructions, your blog and the lovely community on Facebook which is so supportive. I have ME/CFS and cannot do very much but knitting socks has kept me occupied and given me a huge sense of achievement. Xx

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