Following on from the success of January's Brioche Challenge, February is going to be all about the socks - a subject that pleases me greatly.
Obviously we are all at different stages in our sock journey and so the type of challenge you pick is entirely up to you. As long as it involves socks or sock yarn it totally counts. Some ways that you might participate include (but are not limited to):
- A new type of sock construction for you - toe-up if you're a cuff down devotee
- A new type of heel/toe
- A new technique such as cabling, lace or even (dare I say it) brioche?
- Challenge yourself to use up a long term resident of your sock yarn stash
- Use a new type of yarn in your socks - alpaca maybe?
The choice is yours. There is always the option to 'double dip' and join in with the Ravelry UK Sock Knitters group who have a sock KAL starting shortly. And of course, with spring not quite making its presence felt here in the Northern Hemisphere, February sees the return of last year's seasonal #knityellowsocks project- because whose day isn't cheered up by seeing a pair of sunny yellow socks?
So, in short, grab your needles, chose some yarn and get ready for a sock cast on. There will be lots of links and resources over in the Facebook Everyday Knitter group so hop on over and join us if you haven't already.