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On Failed Resolutions (But Not Really)

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.

2011 socks

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.

5 comments to On Failed Resolutions (But Not Really)

  • As long as you are happy with your finished product, who cares what your original goal was. Plus, those are some pretty handsome socks!

  • Jeanie

    I am always impressed when someone can knit a pair of socks in less than 3 months! And yours are lovely. :) I can’t do what u do with yarn! But I keep on trying bc I get inspired here!

  • Shannon

    I set the same goal for myself, but I came in low with 5 pair. But I didn’t have those 5 pair last year and I gave 2 of them away as gifts.

  • Erika

    Thanks, everyone! I was surprised when I went back through my Ravelry Projects page to collect all the pics – I really thought I had knit a lot more of them! I guess it only FELT that way.

  • Your finished objects still waaaay outnumber mine…
    Great looking socks! You should be proud.