One of the groups I belong to on Ravelry is Sock Knitters Anonymous, which, 11 months of the year, hosts organized sock knitting challenges. I am notoriously bad at following through on intentions to knit along with them.
The 12th month of the year, though, is officially a respite for the group’s moderators, allowing them to organize and prepare for the next year’s challenges, which start in September. Group members have, however, taken up the slack and host an informal knitalong in August designed to encourage those tardy finishers amongst us to free up our needles and replenish our sock drawers.
I have, in some form or another, 14 pairs of unfinished socks. This month’s challenge seems custom-suited to me. Some socks are just started, the barest of toes or cuffs. Others are completed single socks and three of them are partially into the second sock. It is these three pairs that I am concentrating on finishing up this month:
The blue are Sherlockian Socks, started in April 2012; the green are Sockdolager, cast on for Sock Madness in March 2013; and the multicolored stripes, Fruitcake, are my current plain jane knit that I work on during concerts, outdoor movies, and baseball games and were cast on last December. If I can get through them, I’ll have to reassess what remains and see what are the next likeliest to complete.
But I’d be happy with just those three pairs up there.