I can't believe that I forgot to blog about this very last pair of socks I finished on Dec 30. My goal was to finished 15 pairs of socks for 2012 and I surpassed it by 1 pair! Here is Sarsaparilla socks from the Cookie A Sock Club:
I used Hazel Knits Artisan (club yarn!!) in Salted Caramels. Someone sugested that they look like pretzels so I named the project Salted Pretzel!
It had been a while since I finished any socks so I'm really glad. I'd have to say they are my first love for knitting. I have many pairs of socks I haven't worn yet since I've finished and even blocked them. I guess they will be handy for last minute gifts! Here are the 16 pairs of socks I finished in 2012!
Out of these 16 pairs, you will notice that I used my favorite brands of sock yarns: (there's really no sense in trying new yarns when I know what I like to knit with!)
4 in Socks That Rock
7 in Hazel Knits
3 in Bugga (Sanguine Gryphon, Cephalopod, or Verdant Gryphon)
and 2 in new yarns: Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere and Plucky Knitter Primo.
So here were the goals set in January 2012...
- 15 pairs of socks (15 pairs in 2011). At least 6 from the 3 Sock clubs I belong to in 2012 (5 in 2011). At least 7 variegated (7 in 2011). At least 4 from the Socktopus Book (my KAL with Jennifer). RESULT: 16 pairs. 6 are club patterns (though not all from 2012!!), 4 from variegated yarn, 1 from the Socktopus Book, and 1 from another book I own!
12 shawls (7 in 2011). RESULT: Started 9 shawls, completed 5.
12 projects using yarn from SG and/or new companies, Cephalopod Yarns or Verdant Gryphon (9 in 2011). RESULT: 6
Try at least 5 new fingering weight yarns for shawls/socks (6 in 2011). RESULT: 2
6 knitted items that will be gifted (5 in 2011). RESULT: 16
125 mitered squares for my mitered squares sock yarn blanket (124 in 2011). RESULT: 142 mitered squares.
60 hexiflats for Bee Keeper’s Quilt (24 in 2011 - only started in September 2011). RESULT: ditched the Bee Keeper's Quilt and started the Crocheted Hexagon blanket. Completed 165 hexagons.
Sometime in the next week, I will plan out the 2012 goals. I can tell you that I'm up to no good as I've cast on a pair of socks and my sights are set on 2 other pairs. For the 26 pair plunge, I'm have to finish 17 pairs in the next 6 months! Wanna help?