Monthly sock challenge: 1 out of 12
This month I decided to join Liesl at Buckaloo View in a monthly sock challenge – 12 socks in 12 months. Making socks was one of the main drivers in pushing me to learn how to knit in the first place, so I thought a nice way to mark my first full year of knitting would be to challenge myself to make one pair of socks for every month for the next year. (Secret second agenda disclosed, I can using it as an excuse, citing that I’m doing this to better myself and push myself as a knitter, so I must go buy some more sock yarn, right?)
My October entry to the sock challenge aren’t too very exciting, but I’m really feeling the vibe of selfstriping, plain, vanilla socks right now. It’s always nice to keep things easy on one project when you have other, more complicated, time constrained projects going on at the same time. The yarn is some Loops and Thread sock yarn I got on sale at Michael’s awhile ago. While digging through my sock yarn stash (which will shrink more than grow, I promise), the nice fall colors caught my eye. I’m not a giant fan of selfstriping socks that try to look like fair isle patterns, though, and this yarn isn’t really changing my stance on that right now, but it is a nice soft yarn with some cashmere in it which I got for a bargain, so I’ll try not to complain.

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12 Comments on October socks

  1. Your October socks look great, Brandy! The colours are great for fall- they remind me a bit of halloween colours.
    I’m so glad you’re joining in the challenge- it’s such a fun one!

  2. Lovely socks, self striping yarn is so great. Seems like a really good challenge and a good way to fill up your sock drawer. One thing I like most about knitting socks is that somehow in my mind buying sock yarn doesn’t count as adding to the stash.

  3. I love these socks! I happen to be a fan of this kind if yarn, and especially like using it to knit gift socks. I’ve never knit wight his brand, so will have to check it out next time I’m at Michaels.

  4. quite seasonal and pretty…..for as many socks as I have knit (and believe me, there are a ton—3 drawers FULL–YIKES!) I seem to always grab my plain vanilla ones first. You are going to wear these things a LOT!

  5. Love the perfect seasonal colors! Ummm… I second the other warnings about how addictive sock yarn can be. If you get tired of socks, my new favorite thing to knit with it is fingerless mitts! Have fun. 🙂

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