At the beginning of the year I decided to take part in a knit along hosted by Tracey from The Passioknit Spinner podcast and Sadie from the Yarnivore podcast. The idea was to knit 16 pairs of socks during 2016. I reasoned that I was pretty much guaranteed to be knitting socks anyway as they require very little brain power and can be slotted in around the demands of toddlers plus it would be nice way of connecting with other knitters out there.
The good news – I have already completed all 16 pairs.
The bad news – despite trying to be more mindful and relaxed about my makes this year I found myself imposing extra conditions on my goal like can I finish all 16 pairs before the end of June or can I knit at least 2 pairs of socks a month. I’ve had a word with myself and decided to finish out the year seeing what happens sock wise without adding any other goals. The second bit of bad news was that so far it hasn’t really helped me connect with other knitters, partly this is my fault as I haven’t made as much time as I needed to keep track of the #16pairsin2016 thread on Ravelry, or even Instagram for that matter. The other reason is that, as happens with some knit alongs, the thread is finished object heavy but chat light. Even so it has been fun.
Ok, now the important bit – the socks!