Thursday, March 19, 2009

socks, socks, socks

I have decided that this year I'll be doing my own monthly sock club, so to speak.

I possess sock yarn stash of mountainous quantities. I am one of those "sock yarn is not stash enhancement" folks. That means I buy a lot (too much?) of sock yarn. And I love knitting socks; they are one of my favorite projects to do. They are the reason I wanted to learn to knit. But it seems that socks always get shuffled way back on the queue of Things to Knit. The only reason I can come up with is maybe I think "Oh, pish, I can knit socks anytime" and pass over them when I'm contemplating a new project. I keep a pair of simple socks in my bag, but I don't get many opportunities to knit anywhere but at home anymore. Having to keep track of a very busy two-year-old will do that!

I've been on a real sock kick lately because I got a new book last month - Knitting Socks With Handpainted Yarn, which is fabulous and inspired me to start knitting up some socks!

So, I decided to help quell the sock yarn "stash", I shall endeavor to knit one pair of socks per month this year. So far I've done these (January), these (February) and am working on these (sorry there's no photos of any of them up yet!).

These socks for my club will all be for me - socks for others (which I don't do a lot of), don't count. My other intention with doing this is to keep me motivated to knit socks so they don't fall by the wayside anymore.


TheBlackSheep said...

I like the March socks (does this surprise you in any way at all?) Good idea though. My sock knitting has fallen off too since I've been spending more time on sweaters - and you know how monogamous I can be. We should knit socks though. Heavens knows you need woolens!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea, I really need to do this as well, but my current goal is to limit my WIPs to one or possibly two projects at a time. If I can master this then maybe next I will go for knitting at least one pair of socks per month. I think I have over 52 pairs of socks still in hanks in my stash. I guess that is a little excessive.