As it was October, I could imagine that there is something around Socks in October.
I checked the word in Google, and it appears there is a lively community who knits socks in October and corresponds on the Internet about their creations.
Apparently it all started on a blog Lollygirl.com, where Lolly started Socktoberfest a couple of years ago.
There is a lively community on Flickr, where they post pictures of the socks:
The domain was not claimed yet, so I moved in and bought it: Socktoberfest.com
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