One of my goals for this year was to knit 12 pairs of socks, one pair each month. This would fully cycle through my sock yarn inventory, which is a very exciting thought to me. (I do not have a very exciting life, I guess.)
Despite my best efforts, I only made it through 6 pairs this year.
It takes me about 20 hours to finish a pair of socks, from casting on to weaving in all the ends. I can only knit about 1 hour a night on average before my hands get tired, what with all the computer work I do during the day.
Thus, in order to finish an entire pair in a month, those socks have to be about the only thing I knit that month. And I like knitting other things!
If you break it down, one sock every month (6 pairs a year) is a pretty sensible total. And more than I probably would have knit, if I hadn’t set myself such a crazy goal.