I may have mentioned pre-ordering a book called American Sock Knitting. It arrived yesterday. There are 13 patterns, each inspired by a different part of the United States. There are some recipes, too. The patterns come from a lot of different designers. I think I'd like to make most of them.
I signed up for this year's Super Sock Scarefest. I did it in 2008 and for some idiot reason forgot about it until it appeared in my Ravelry suggestions this week. Heatherly Walker aka YarnYenta is the scary mind behind this. I think she may have been how I found the American Sock Knitting book (she has a pattern in it). But I digress. A new pattern is released every 10 days between September 1 and October 31. They all have some kind of scary theme. One pair called The Gardener had this on the back of the heel:
Prizes can be won, but I'm just aiming at some stash busting.