2012 — Socks, socks, socks

Good riddance, 2011. You will not be missed. Yes, I got engaged and finished my master’s during you, but you were also when my family started this steep downhill descent that bottomed out a couple of weeks ago and I am not sorry to see you go. 2012, be warned, if things don’t start turning around soon, we will be having words.

 Now that dire warnings have been issued, let’s get back to knitting –specifically: socks. 2012 is going to be the Year of Socks for me. There are plenty of other things I want to knit, though, so I decided that to keep things manageable I will be focusing on finishing one sock WIP and one newly cast-on pair each month. If I can squeeze more in, great, but my Fiasco likes to joke that if you don’t aim too high you can’t fail that often, and even though this philosophy goes against my very nature, for once I’m going to give it a shot.

December’s sock goals were to finish my mom’s Christmas gift socks and some holiday socks for me. My mom’s socks got finished, but alas, the holiday socks did not. Since that was a 2011 goal I’m going to say that I’m not behind for 2012 yet, with the caveat that I better get my act together. (Let’s not talk about how I’m still knitting Christmas gifts, ok?)

So! My January WIP goal is to finish my ribbed holiday socks:

STR Lightweight, colorway X-Mas Rocks

And my New Sock goal for January is to (finally!) make a pair of Cotty socks designed by Irishgirlieknits:

(photo from pattern page)

using one of the first skeins of STR that I ever bought for myself, back in April 2010:

STR Mediumweight, colorway Scottish Highlands

I’m excited to get started and I wish you all the best in the new year!

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