I’ve been knitting socks for Doc’s pop for the past few years and not making any for myself…because I was never happy with the fit. (These rainbow socks ended up way too short in the foot and I gave them to a friend.)

But at some point this month I realized something: I could try different sock patterns and research sock construction and make better socks–all for me! (Finding this sock designer on Instagram was the catalyst.) That spread into diving deep into the #yearofsocks and #boxofsocks hashtags and now I have enough yarn for at least half a year of socks (I’m still a slow knitter):

I have half of January’s pair done and already tried a peasant heel on it, vs my normal heel flap. I’m enjoying learning, but let’s be honest–I’m enjoying shopping for all these bright colors just as much.