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Archive for January 6th, 2007

The LynnH SockTour 2006

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

LynnH Pair #126, Turkish-Style Toe-Up SocksWhew! I’ve been working for most of a week on a special project. Maybe some of you have visited my original LynnH SockTour, which was basically a slide show about the first 33 pairs of socks I ever knit.

Those socks were knit in 2001 and 2002. That was a time when I knew nobody with a digital camera. In fact, my mother had a scanner but not Internet access, and she was the only one I knew who had one.

At that point, I had to take photos with a conventional camera, fill the roll of film, and get them developed. Then I could go to Mom’s house, and scan in photos at a small enough size that they would fit on a floppy disk. After all that I still had to go home with a pile of floppy disks and turn those images into something that would work for the web. You can imagine that I missed documenting quite a few pairs of socks at that time!

Between the 34th pair and the 123rd pair, it was catch as catch can, though later in the process I had digital cameras which made it much easier. I started blogging in November 2002, so at that point I started being more diligent about posting the photos. I never stopped keeping a log of completed sock pairs, though. (Single socks do not count, and I do plenty of those for the yarn shops where I teach/sell patterns.)

LynnH Sock Pair 129I finally realized recently that I did not have to go back to pair number 34 to do another SockTour. I decided that I would just go back for the year 2006 and document that. And I have done just that.

Whew! It was a bit of a job, as some of the socks had missed being photographed, probably because I had never worked in their ends and therefore had never worn them.

Announcing: The LynnH SockTour 2006! Actually, the old SockTour is still out there and available, but the first page you see now is a menu of sorts, allowing you to choose which of the tours you would like to view. I hope you enjoy the visit!