WOO HOO! at 12:01AM Saturday morning Summer of Socks officially starts! This year will be my first time ever participating in this type of KAL and I am looking forward to the challenges it offers There are a couple of threads in the SOS 08 group asking what your goals are for this summer so I thought I would share mine here…
1) There are 10 weeks this year for SOS so as a amount knitted for me I would like to complete atleast 5 pair. As well as 2 pair of Soldier Socks and a few beanies if possible. I know that I am a slow knitter but I am getting somewhat faster so this goal maybe totally doable.
2) I would like to be able to succeed in doin 2 socks at a time either with 2 circs or magic looping or both. I have tried this before and the yarn got hopelessly tangled to the point that I had to remove the socks from the needles and rewind them back into a ball. Kim from SFS likes for us to do 2 at a time either concurrently or together so that the socks are done pretty much at the same time and are as close to identical as possible.
3) I have enough yarn to knit 25+ pairs of socks and even more patterns that I would like to do. I would like to use up some of my sock yarn so that I can purchase more sock yarn without taking up most of my corner of the living room. We currently live in the LR, Kitchen and Bathroom because the upstairs rooms are habitable yet, not to mention the fact that my family doesnt want me climbing up and down the stairs esp at nite to use the rooms they way I would like. The downstairs bedroom is bein used for storage for the time bein, and as soon as we get the upstairs fixed a bit the stuff will be moved up there and it will become a bedroom once again! Then I will have a closet to keep part of my stash in and will be better able to utilize my little corner of the world
4) Part of the reason I’ve joined SOS as well as several other sock knitting groups…Socks are easy and portable, you can make one pair per pattern and skein of yarn and never have to make the same pair again if you dont want to. And last but not least…I want to be able to give completed Christmas gifts this year not skeins of yarn patterns, and promises and this seems like the best way to accomplish this goal. I have a couple of other projects that I will have to start concurrently with this one and the other KALs I am a part of including a small bit of lace knitting I want to do for my 17yr old neice who will be graduating this yr.
Thats all for now, I will be including more pics and keep all of you updated as to where I am on my goals. I hope to be able to get everything done that I have set out to do in the next 10 weeks. Wish me luck!!