Year Of Stash Socks 2011 ~ DEC 21&22/24

December 2011 This month I was very sick with the flu. Got my first CAT scan (an awful experience) but thankfully I’m ok. It was a busy month at St. Gregory’s getting ready for the Christmas season, but when Christmas finally arrived it was wonderful! I decorated my tree for the first time since 2006 and went ice skating on Christmas Day at the Little Ice Rink at Alameda Station

and I knitted my twenty-first & twenty-second sock of 2011.

Win a pair of hand knit socks! Comment on this post with a memorable personal event for December to enter the giveaway.

Knitting Notes

This is the final YOSS post for 2011! Since accepting the Ravelry YOSS challenge last January I’ve knitted 22 socks or mitts, that’s 11 pairs. Notice that I’m one pair short? Well I’ll custom knit the final pair in January 2012 for the lucky person who wins this giveaway.

The giveaway will remain open until January 9, 2012. If you comment on EVERY YOSS post you will double your chances to win. So if you’ve been following all year now is the time to fill in any gaps. You can find all the YOSS posts here. Or simply comment on this post and you will be entered in the giveaway twice – once for each sock!

At the close of the giveaway I will fill out entry slips for all comments and put them in a hat. I’ll post a video of the live drawing to announce the winner on January 15!

Thanks for all your support in my sock knitting adventure! 


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11 Responses to Year Of Stash Socks 2011 ~ DEC 21&22/24

  1. You are a model of disciplined dedication, Sherrie: congratulations for reaching the sock end. In December, I had the great surprise of a friendship flourishing from many years of collegiality to deep soul connectedness. Such a great Xmas gift!

  2. Impressive sock output! I love nothing more than wearing handknit socks, but I wear mine out faster than I can replace them. I started 2012 by darning a pair of favorites though!
    December’s memorable knitting moment for me came when I realized I had never ever had so many projects started on the needles at once. Some have been finished, some are near, and some are just….there.

  3. Stephanie Olmsted says:

    Wow that’s very cool 20+ socks in a year! I would LOVE to win a pair.
    Thanks for an awesome giveaway.
    shuttermom77 at gmail dot com

  4. LoriAngela says:

    Wow! You rocked that challenge!
    My most memorable event this year was changing jobs from a hectic acute medical unit to nursing at a small hospice. I have a new work family and am allowed to give care to and care for my patients and their families.
    Hope your new year is the best.

  5. Hey Sherri! Are you the same Sherri Wood who lived in Carrboro on Pleasant Ave and sold here quilts at the Farmers market and taught classes at the old Thimble Pleasures? If so I am Colleen who took one of your classes, was in DOQ with you and haunted your booth and learned to dye fabric from you. I found you through a pin on pinterest.

  6. blandina says:

    In December I made some ‘serious’ embroidery, I might have finally found what is closer to my heart in this moment. It is a nice feeling, but I will not stop experimenting and learning new techniques.
    Congratulations for the number of socks/mitts that you knitted. what an achievement!

  7. Beth T. says:

    What a year for you! Eleven pairs of socks–so satisfying, I imagine.

    A highlight of December? I received a note from my dear, faraway friend. The last time I heard from her, she told me her sweet dog had been diagnosed with cancer and the family was heartbroken at saying goodbye to her. I have sent notes and a comforting book, and when I packed their Christmas box I was so sad not to include the little gift I’d bought for their Lacey girl last spring and tucked away.

    Well, glorious days, I learned that Lacey is undergoing chemo and doing beautifully! Of all the news that entered our home via our mailbox, email, telephone, or from neighbors talking at the end of the driveway, the news of Lacey’s treatment and presence is the very best. I am simply so happy, knowing she is still here, sharing days with people who love her.

    Happy New Year, indeed.

  8. Linda says:

    So impressed at your follow-through, making all these lovely socks! I sewed up a storm of Christmas gifts in December, and enjoyed it immensely, but realize I should have gone out more to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays. Looking forward to a new year, once again! Blessings to you!

  9. Mary P says:

    Congrats to you! December was tough. My husband got pneumonia and my baby daughter got an ear infection, followed by ear tubes. But that is good news b/c she seems to be doing much better now! She is also very active and very close to walking!!!

  10. Brenda says:

    That’s a lot of socks. I’ve got cold feet up here in Winnipeg, Canada. Pick me, please!

  11. Lynda M Otvos (@LyndaMOtvos) says:

    Still socking away ?~! Wow, Sherrie, you have generated some really pretty knitting this past year. I enjoy seeing the finished projects as they come off the needles. Brava !~!

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