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.