New Year, New Socks

While I’m not a huge fan of new year’s resolutions (too much pressure!), I do love new year’s traditions — and my favourite tradition is the do-it-yourself sock-of-the-month club. In fact, I think this is the fourth year in a row that I’ve put together a basketful of a dozen skeins of yarn to keep me motivated to knit socks all year long (and after several years, I think this has now reached tradition status).

Tucked inside my basket are skeins from Knitted Wit, Canon Hand Dyes, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, and Mountain Colors: I’ve got lots of great options for socks (some for me but I’ve got a few skeins earmarked for gifts over the year as well).

Some years I’ve managed to match up skeins with patterns ahead of time, but I didn’t bother this year; instead, these are a few of the ones I’m hoping to knit over the next 12 months:

I’ve actually got two other pairs of socks on the needles right now, but I think I’m going to wind that luscious teal yarn at the front of the basket from TOFS (it’s called Pirate Ship!) and knit up a pair of Mingus socks. For me. Really, I figure I’ve got all year to knit for other people but after two straight months of Christmas knitting, it’s time for a little selfish crafting!

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