We've got lots of sign-ups for Southern Summer of Socks (it's not too late to join, if you want - a very relaxed sock KAL with next-to-no rules, some competitions, and a bit of fun!)
While I hate knitting to a deadline and like to be a bit flexible with what I'm going to make, I do find that it can help to have a goal or target in mind, every so often anyway. Starting this KAL is therefore the perfect time to set myself a bit of a personal sock challenge (more about personal challenges on the SSS blog).
My Personal Challenge
1. Try sock knitting with:
(a) a 30cm circular needle (one of those teeny tiny Addis)
(b) two circs
(c) magic loop
2. Try toe-up sock knitting
3. Knit at least one sock pattern from each of my sock pattern books (or at least, the ones I haven't yet used, despite the constant flipping through them.
4. Use as much of all the lovely gift yarn I've received over the past few months as possible.
To make it more interesting, I am going to give myself a reward if I achieve these challenges during the period of SSS (6 months - should be plenty of time!). Apart from a feeling of personal satisfaction (which should really be enough...but you know, an actual prize makes it more real!!), I will reward myself with (hmmm, so many choices!) either Socks That Rock sock yarn (which I've never used or even smooshed against my face as you do when faced with new and exciting yarn) or a copy of More Sensational Knitted Socks.
What's your personal sock challenge?