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Monthly Sock Challenge : 1 of 12

My Monthly Sock Challenge is off to a good start. Right now I'm working on Septmeber's pair and August's is all done and gifted. These Warm and Cozy Socks were made for my Aunt. I wanted a classic pattern that would offer lots of warmth. Since most people aren’t fond of caring for wool or having it against their skin, I went with an acrylic in a lovely blue-gray-lavender (depending on the light.) More project specifics can be found on Ravelry.

I’ve also upgraded the linky to be longer. As you can see, it runs for a full year. I’ll also be embedding it in my monthly post like I am here. As a better incentive, I’m thinking of doing the occasional giveaway, maybe every few months. Entries would be what is submitted in the linky. (Also, your linky submission doesn’t only have to be a finished object post. You can link to blog posts and even Instagram photos where you share photos of your WIP!)

Melissa and Kylie have joined in! Do you want to join us?

Monthly Sock Challenge

As I mentioned last week, I’ve decided to challenge myself to knit a pair of socks every month for a year. When I started knitting, I had the thought and hope that I’d make a lot of socks (something you can’t really make as a seamstress.) But oddly enough, after almost three years, I don’t feel like I have knit that many. I have an armful of yarn ready to be knit into socks (some with patterns in mind already, others just waiting for that perfect pairing) but always seem to cast on for different projects instead.

Overall, I’m doing this for myself and will knit alone if I have to. But if you’d like to join me, I’d love the company and camaraderie. You’re welcome to make your own minor rules. For instance, I’m aiming for a whole year/12 pairs of socks but if you just want to commit to a few months, maybe even just here and there, that’s fine. But try to stick with the main rule of completing a pair of socks within a month. (I’m actually directing this mostly at myself, notorious for starting projects but not finishing them.) If you’re interested, I’ve set up a page here on my blog for you to share your progress and completed socks here.

For this first month, I’ve cast on for another pair of Warm and Cozy Socks which will be gifted to a relative. The worsted weight held double (and the fact that I’ve already made three pair in the past) will hopefully make reaching my deadline a little easier.