Thursday, May 27, 2010

Jar of Shame

What's a jar of shame? This is a jar of shame:

It contains all my single socks, mittens and gloves.

I am about to start a new project - 12 pairs of socks in 12 months. Simply - I have to make two socks every month, starting in June. Note the careful wordinig there.... It means I can *finish* some of those pairs where I already have one.

Here are the rules:
  • Knit 12 pairs of socks in 12 months, or 24 odd socks if you have lots of WIP socks you want to make into pairs.
  • This challenge starts on June 1st.
  • You could have seven pairs by Christmas. Some of the socks to be knit in the yarnyard yarn

Continuing the shame - here are some of the singles:

From left to right:
Purple sock in Yarn Yard Clan - think it's a toe-up
Schoppel wolle yarn - toe up with an odd cast off.
Brown banboo yarn - plain vanilla sock
Colinette jitterbug - vanilla sock - too small - now frogged.

All of these may end up being frogged as I have no notes on needle sizes or patterns (a lesson in here....)

I also have single gloves. This first one is for Ruaridh - rainbow gloves in schoppel wolle reggae - now where did I put the pattern?

Then we have *two* left-hand Fetchings - not much use really...

I have a single Noro fingerless mitten:

Here is my garter stitch mittens in Rowan Tweed - almost there...

And finally - Orla's Tomten jacket that I never finished. It is now being frogged and will go towards a lizard ridge. It's proving hard to frog though - very sticky yarn that Kureyon :)

So - lots of frogging to do and some already done. I am now left with lots of ideas and plans for the 12 pairs in 12 months. Here is my basket of sock yarn:

My clan yarn is kept in my secret draw:

If you are on Ravelry you can see my planned socks in my special queue. The queue (like all things in my life) is a work in progress ;-)

Oh and some good news - I actually finished a pair of socks - for Orla:


Peeriemoot said...

Nah, no shame in that - you've made some lovely odd socks :-).

Is there a pattern you follow for Orla's socks or do you just know what you're doing without one? I'm struggling with a pair of socks for my daughter at the moment.

Debbie said...

Most impressed it fits in a jar - I'd have to have a dustbin of shame (possibly two, or maybe even three!).
Good luck with the challenge - you have some ufo's there that look well worth finishing : ))

Pollianicus said...

Peeriemoot - I used the Toddler Sock Pattern by Karen Caron

It is a free Ravelry download :)