Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Stitches South Update

The folks in Atlanta were really busy working on the Big Sock. Per Karola, another Tempe Yarn'er, who helped monitor the sock in Atlanta, another 7.5 inches (or 61.5K stitches) were added by over 400 knitters. Way to go Stitches South!
Tempe Yarn & Fiber

Monday, 26 April 2010

Stitches South - BIG Sock

Just went to Stitches South in Atlanta and found an old friend. The BIG Sock was on display and being worked on by lots of folks.

Karola & Terry pitching in on the Big Sock

Looks like it has grown 7 inches since it left Tempe Yarn in early January. Our signature Purple yarn, supplied by Skacel, still stands out proudly.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Sock Made It To Ohio

We've been in contact with the new keeper of the big sock and she has been ill. She should be posting something shortly.
Tempe Yarn & Fiber

Monday, 4 January 2010

Saying Goodbye to a Friend - the Big Sock

Over the past month, we've had over 200 people knit on the Big Sock as we've added 19 inches to the overall length.

The range of ages of those who knitted on the sock was from 4 years to 80+ (we don't ask ladies their real age).

We had people from California, Colorado, Tennessee, Utah, Texas, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Washington, Kansas, Arkansas, New Mexico, Florida, Kentucky and of course Arizona who knitted on the sock while it was in the shop.

We had several newspapers run stories, plus two televisions stations visited the shop.

The sock became a focal point for discussions, laughs, learning and good old fashion fun! Plus there was sense of pride that we were participating in something bigger than own lives and would be part of a world record.

We want to thank Joanna Ratcliff who started the Big Sock. We also want to thank everyone who worked on the sock before us and those who will continue after us. It has been a blast and really felt great. We also want to send a special thanks to Skacel who donated both needles and yarn.
Goodbye old friend, continue putting one foot in front of the other until you become the biggest sock!

Friday, 1 January 2010

Last Days for the Big Sock

With the start of the new year, it's time for the Big Sock to go to its next home. Saturday will be the last full day that we will have to work on the sock.

Here are a few pictures made over the past few days:

Saturday, 19 December 2009

The Big Sock Continues to grow

The Big Sock continues to draw a wide range of great folks who want to be part of knitting history. Here are photos from today.