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2014 goals

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What ever happened to me buying more indie sock yarn? I guess I got so caught up in the success of selling stuff that it got put on the back burner. I’ve been favoriting and coveting stuff all year, but for some reason never dived in.

Welp lately I have been realizing that I need to put my money where my mouth is, and buy more handmade/indie/local. That, combined with Leading Men Fiber Arts (which both has AWESOME yarn, and is kind of local) starting to sell handdyed yarn a few months ago, and Chance desperately needing some more wool socks (and to buy some mass produced wool socks for him, I’d have to order them online, and pay as much as I would for the handdyed yarn, to get some ugly socks that don’t fit as well), has led me to remember that I need to buy more indie sock yarn.

And when Sock Bunny said her plan for 2014 was to put 12 skeins of sock yarn into bags, and then chose one at random on the 1st of each month and cast on, I got an idea. I’ve prepared 12 bags, some with more yarn than others, so that I can get 2 pairs of socks out of them. On the 1st of every month in 2014, I will have one of the kids pick a bag, so that I don’t feel the shape or weight of the yarn inside. Then I will cast on, and every time I finish a pair of socks, I will buy a skein of indie dyed sock yarn.

I expect a lot of it will be from Leading Men Fiber Arts, because I’ve fallen in love with them. I took advantage of their thanksgiving week sale and got this. Now I don’t even like pink (Chance does) and I think it’s amazing. And it’s even more beautiful in person.

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I also got some mini skeins from Dyeabolical, which should actually be enough to make a pair of socks for Chance, or could be combined with other yarn to make a pair for myself. These are in one of the 12 bags, so I’ll decide what to do once I pick it.


So here are my 2014 goals:

  • Knit at least 14 pairs of socks.
  • Buy at least 14 skeins of indie yarn.
  • Crochet 14 different Pokemon.
  • So now I just gotta get through December first…

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