Socktober. It's the start of fall, the time of year when those of us in more varied climates put away our sandals and realize that we must now wear socks for the next few months. It's also the time when knitters like me wonder "What the heck have I been knitting for the past year? I have no hand knit socks to call my own!" Or we simply realize that we have no matching pairs to call our own as we've been stuck in the quagmire that is Single Sock Syndrome.
My Common Room Sock that still needs a mate. Definitely goal-worthy.
So let's make this month of celebration count, shall we? Who's in with me? Let's make a goal for this month. This Socktober. Perhaps your goal is to finish those languishing pairs so you have a few more for your holiday gift list. Or for your own sock drawer. Perhaps you want to look through all your closet nooks or drawer crannies to find those socks you know you have. Or perhaps you want to see just how many complete pairs you can knit up from Oct 1 through Oct 31. Oh yeah, we have yarn for that. Or maybe your goal is to finally knit a sock. Or to instead knit something other than socks with your self-patterning yarn. Maybe it's just to put no limits at all on your knitting and yarn love this month and just enjoy!
My goal is to simply focus on socks this month. Whether it's to finish those sample socks for the shop, start a new Opal pair, or finish something I've already started... I'm going to make socks my main focus, as much as I can, through Halloween. The one exception I can see myself making is to finish up my Halloween hat.
Would you like to participate in Socktober with me? Let's make it interesting! Tell me in the comments below what goal you'd like to set for yourself this Socktober. Be as brief or as descriptive as you'd like. As you know, I (and many others) find a lot of inspiration in the things you share. I'll randomly choose three commenters to win a $25 gift certificate to the shop. Contest closes Friday, October 5 at noon EST and I'll e-mail and announce the winners as usual.
I'll continue to do my best to keep Socktober and our goals at the top of your mind with awesome contests here and on Instagram, new yarn, special Halloween Kits and more.... like this giveaway that's only for today. Here's a tease of the first Halloween Knit Kit that will be available this Wednesday. Details here on the blog tomorrow.