Well, it's the end of the year and I've spent a glorious week at home lounging about fulfilling minimal requirements of humanity. While I've gotten a good chunk of knitting done (most of which is still Christmas presents), I'm enjoying seeing people's plans for 2017 knitting.. so I figured I'd chime in and talk about one project I'm excited to tackle - the Box o' Socks!
I thought about trying this out last year, but I didn't find the world of knitting podcasts until well into the year so I was off to a slight disadvantage. The KAL is hosted by Kristen of the Yarngasm podcast/Voolenvine yarns, and the idea is to knit a pair of socks every month all year and stick them in a box. While sitting at home staring at my stash from the couch, I picked out 12 skeins (some have been in there for a decade ffs) that I'm hoping will turn into socks by the end of the year! I know I love to read this kind of thing, so here's a breakdown of my surprisingly rainbowey picks (from top to bottom, left to right):
- Handmaiden Casbah - Unknown colourway
- Skein Yarn Top Draw Sock - Purchased undyed, dyed with onion skins
- Fleece Artist Unknown Base (lost the label!) - Bolt
- Old Maiden Aunt 100% Superwash Merino 4-ply - Ysolda
- Fleece Artist Cottage Sock - Laurel
- Skein Yarn Top Draw Sock - Cobblestone
- Indigodragonfly Merino Sock - Well Put Me on the Short Bus and Send Me Off to Clueless School
- Northbound Knitting Superwash Merino/Nylon Fingering - Metallurgy
- Indigodragonfly Chameleon Sock - iSlander
- Happiest Girl! Dyeworks Sock - Mariana's Trench
- Mollygirl Yarn Bouncer - No Sleep 'till Brooklyn
- La Bien Aimee BFL Tough Sock - Nexus Ribbon/Henrietta Swan Leavitt
So there we have it! I won't be hacking into January's socks for a little while yet.. I still have 2 Christmas socks to finish up, but I'm really looking forward to getting going on this project! Is anyone else trying to fill a box of socks this year?
And since it's January 1st, I'm wishing you all the happiest of new years! May 2017 be filled with good yarn, great company, positive change, and many many pizzas.