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February Socks Finished

March 29, 2008

I finished the Bayerische Socks yesterday and it looks like val of abehap is going to get to keep her $50. I had to rip back and put in contrasting toes.

The second sock also has some visible lines where I changed balls of yarn. Apparently they were just slightly different shades of green. Oh well, you knit and learn. I’m still very happy with how they feel and fit. The smaller stitches and gauge did wonders for this fabric, and I hope they last longer because of it.  I will definitely be using my size 0 needles again for socks.

I was a little worried for awhile that I wasn’t going to finish this months challenge. Since I successfully finished, I have now done one pair of socks for the past seven months. The whole process has been overall very rewarding, and I’m looking forward to having 12 months of socks finished in the end.

So it got me thinking about setting longer goals with my knitting. Maybe once this is finished I set a number of sweaters I want to finish in a year or a number of skeins spun per year. I usually only think from one project to the next.  The challenge has gotten me thinking about my projects in terms of a years length of time. I think that having a future goal has worked wonders for my knitting due to having a group goal.  Something about having some guidelines, knowing that I am knitting along with many other knitters and having a definite due date has kept me knitting.  Or maybe it’s just the possibility of prizes.  :)

Are any of you out there participating in the Sock Knitter Anonymous Sock Down challenge? Do you give yourself goals to meet? Would anyone else be interested in trying to set some goals as a group?

I also wanted to let you all know that I’ve been working on a big update of my etsy shop.  As always, thank you for your continued support!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 29, 2008 8:21 pm

    :evil::grin::lol::wink::smile:

    ohh yeh I knew it – but they still look great :smile:

    i gonna knit more socks this year – thats my challenge for myself seeing Im a newbie sock knitter :wink:

  2. March 30, 2008 9:35 am

    I’m definitely a list person and a goals person. This year is the first year that I’ve set some knitting goals though and it’s really helping me a lot–to stay focused and remember what it is I bought yarn for and wanted to knit! Ravelry of course was a huge help with that and I’m not sure I would have done it without that resource.

    Congrats on another pair of socks! That’s a great design!

  3. March 31, 2008 5:34 pm

    This year (208) is the first year I’ve really set knitting goals – I identified 12 projects I wanted to knit (one for each month) and 12 yarns I wanted to use (not necessarily for those projects), and I’ve been so pleased with being able to keep my knitting focused and work on some big projects.

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