I woke up the other morning with a brilliant idea. Long story short: I’m going to be knitting a lot of socks.
I love handknit socks. I love knitting them, I love wearing them, I love showing them off. My few completed pairs are usually the first socks I pick out of the drawer. Socks are usually my “run out the door and reach back at the last second to grab your knitting” project. I recently went a few days without a single sock on a needle and – I’m not joking here – it felt wrong. Unfortunately, when socks are purse knitting, well…they don’t get worked on a lot outside of the usual “purse knitting” situations. My most recent pair of socks, simple little Rose City Rollers, took seven months. Ankle socks should not take seven months to knit. Plus I only have three pairs of socks, the three you see in the image up top.
So I’m combining my wealth of sock yarn and my love of handmade socks to challenge myself to knit more socks. And so the “7 Pairs of Socks in 2017” challenge was born. I’ve…actually already finished one pair, because knitting the socks turns out to be easier than blogging about it.
I’ll also be tagging my efforts here, on my Ravelry projects, and on Instagram and probably my Tumblr as 7in17socks in case anyone wants to keep up with my efforts (or join in, if you’d like, I’m not opposed to people adopting or adapting the idea…I’m hardly the first to make this type of challenge!)