There’s a glut of yarn in the stash — especially sock yarn. So in honor of the new year, 2012, I’ve decided to challenge myself — 12 in 2012.
Challenge No. 1: no yarn buying in 2012 – with
one TWO exceptions. If the Loopy Ewe does their Camp Loopy this summer again, I may join in and that will entail yarn buying yarn for those specific projects. The second exception friend Judy reminded me of (what was I thinking!) is if Eat.Sleep.Knit has their Black Friday sale again next year, (which we both took great advantage of this year!) there will be shopping involved. It’s just too good a sale to pass up. But otherwise, once the clock strikes midnight on December 31, no more yarn purchasing.
Challenge No. 2: to finish 12 pairs of socks in 2012. It could be 12 brand new pairs or it could be finishing off pairs that are already in progress or a little of each. Just maybe I’ll get rid of that stockpile of single socks looking for mates.
Challenge No. 3: for socks that aren’t already in progress, I’m going to use new and different patterns. Expand my horizons! Not just use the same old stand by easy peasy pattern. I have several lined up that I’ve been wanting to try.
Are you a sock knitter? Want to join me in this challenge. It will be fun to see if it can be accomplished. I do alot of sock knitting on my ride to and from work so I think it’s entirely possible to get 12 pairs completed. And with a lot of willpower and unsubscribing from those yarn shops that send me weekly sales notices, I just might be able to pull off the no buying of new yarn.
I’ll be posting photos here as I complete the challenge socks. Are you daring enough to take the challenge??? If you join in, feel free to snag the “sock” image on the button and add it to your site. The more the merrier to join in and keep each other motivated.
I’ll be adding a blog post the last day of each month. If you’ve completed any socks, or want to show your progress, please leave a comment on that post with a link to your specific blog post showing your socks so others can check them out.