It was a day late in the month of December, as I was hanging hand knit socks to dry on my drying rack, realizing that I didn't have anymore socks hand knit socks in the sock drawer, when I made the flippant statement to the universe. "I need more socks. My goal for 2011 is another 12 pairs of socks into the sock drawer." Well, I hate to let anyone down and that includes myself, but knitting happens in fits and starts around here lately. What had I gotten myself into?
Well, with a little cleaning out of the knitting basket that hides beside the couch and a little bit of kitchnering and tucking in ends, I was off to a good start. There were quite a few green socks in that bin, and even a couple of pairs. (hmm, I wonder where the yarn and pattern are for that single sock...) So, two pairs down, I spent much of February knitting away on a simple pair of "dollar" socks that I started for car drives to wineries and then took seriously and finished one at the January board meeting (as those meetings require mindless knitting so that I can pay attention to the business at hand). I finished them up while in Tacoma for Madrona, the best fiber festival ever.
With 3 pairs done, I cast on another mindless pair (as there are always car trips that call for mindless knitting). I am now 3/4 of the way through my "winery socks" named for the color and the knitting that was occurred back and forth to the wineries. So that puts me at almost 4.5 pairs and here we are half way through the year. I better pick up the pace on this knitting goal.