I’ve declared 2016 to be “My Year of the Sock”. ~J~ and I love hand-knit socks and it’s time for some new additions to the sock drawers. Sock patterns can be as simple or complicated as you want. You can’t beat the portability of a sock project. And then there’s the variety of yarn choices.
I turned to Ravelry, of course, for some inspiration and found the Year of Stash Socks (YOSS) group. They’re sponsoring a year-long sock challenge called Rock Around the Socks. Basically — identify and set aside 24 skeins of stash sock yarn by January 1, each month knit socks from one or two of your skeins, and earn points and prizes along the way. Will I really knit 24 pairs of socks this year? Doubtful, but with such a supportive group it will be fun to knit along and see what happens.
These are the yarns I’ve gathered for the challenge. I had no idea that so much sock-weight had been stashed away and I didn’t even recognize some of the skeins. If nothing else comes of this challenge, the yarn closet has had a nice tidying up.
The first pair is already on the needles. The pattern is Vanilla Latte Socks, a free pattern on Ravelry and one I’ve knit several times. The yarn is Red Heart Heart & Sole in the lakehouse colorway. I love, love the colors and the way the stripes are spiraling on the leg.
Another week and they should be finished.