CanSock is a place for Canadian sock knitters to share the details of their finished socks, lessons learned from failed socks, tips, techniques, and sources for online shopping. Go ahead! Show us your socks!

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Show Us Your Socks!

CanSock is all about Canadian Socks. So, if you are Canadian, and have finished knitting a pair of socks, we'd love to feature them here on CanSock! But, in order to avoid using too much bandwidth or having an unmanageably large site, CanSock will focus on posting only finished pairs of socks, and "learning experiences".

So, you won't be seeing post after post of the same sock, a few rows further each time. What you will see is detailed posts about finished pairs of socks, including a photograph, yarn used, needles used, and comments from the knitter. Or, if you've had a dismal sock failure that taught you a valuable lesson, share the agony (it helps to lessen the pain and aids others in learning from your experience).

To submit a learning experience, send an email to CanSockMom at: cansock [@] telus [.] net (email adapted to avoid spam - you know what changes to make!). If you have a photo, include it with the email. Let us know what happened, why it was a disappointment, and what you learned from it.

To submit your finished pair of socks, send an email to CanSockMom at: cansock [@] telus [.] net (email adapted to avoid spam - you know what changes to make!). Include a .jpg photo that shows the socks off nicely - we want to see the shaping, yarn, and patterning as well as possible. In the body of your email, please include as much information as possible. The more details you can provide, the better.

You may want to cut the following list of details, and paste it into the body of your email, filling in the information about your finished socks.

Made by: [your name or blog alias]

Yarn: [include name of yarn, colour (if known), quantity, etc.]

Needles: [size & type - ie 2.5mm circular, plus 2.5mm dpns for heels and toes]

Construction: [ie - short row toes, afterthought heels, 64 stitches, 1x1 ribbed cuff, stocking stitch leg] OR Pattern: [list designer & name of sock pattern]

Washing: [if you've washed them, list how they handled - ie machine washed on gentle, softened and bloomed to a fuzzy halo]

Comments: [this is where you can put the other stuff - whether you like them or not, comments about the yarn, what you'd change if you knitted them over, etc]

If you have made a submission and have a blog or website that you want linked, please include that information in your email, and your link will go in the sidebar.

CanSockMom reserves the right to edit your submission for length, and to compress your photo if required.


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