Thursday, May 15, 2014

Goal Accomplished!

My main goal for 2014 was to knit twelve pairs of socks. Well, guess what? I have finished pair twelve!

Sheep Socks

I wanted to hit my goal with some special socks, so these are my first ever colorwork socks - and they are covered in sheep! Since they are colorwork, they are a little less flexible than normal socks, but they fit great (though a tiny wiggle is required to get them fully over my heel - not my only pair to need that!) Definitely a special pair to finish of my dozen for the year.

Sheep Socks

And speaking of my "12 socks in 2014" goal, I can't believe that I actually finished a dozen socks, even less so that I did it so early in the year! I was worried when I committed myself to the endeavor that I wouldn't be able to make it. I never thought I'd do it with so much time to spare!

The Ravelry group I'm in (12 Socks) allows anything foot-related to count towards the dozen socks for the year. In my dozen, I have two pair of slippers.

Felted Slippers

These are awesome slippers, of course, but a pair of slippers that takes maybe sixteen hours to complete compared to a pair of socks that takes around thirty... It's not quite the same, is it?

For that reason I've decided to do my dozen socks for the year the hardcore way - all socks. Of course, this means I really only need two more pair and I'm already partway into one pair and have the yarn & patterns for two more pairs waiting on deck, so I don't think this will be much of a challenge, but then I can really own it when I say "I've made a dozen pairs of socks this year."

So I shall call these sheep socks pair 12a. Keep an eye out for pairs 11b and 12b. (And 13.)


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