I Did a SUPER #Socktober

I did it! I did a SUPER #socktober. For every hand-knit pair of socks I made, I donated a multi-pack of new socks to the homeless.

#socktober started as a hashtag for knitters where they’d make it a goal to knit only socks during the month of October in order to build speed and develop technique. In recent years, the hashtag has been adopted by homeless organizations seeking sock donations before temperatures drop.

The homeless shelters really need brand new, durable socks so knitting for them was out of the question.

I decided to mesh the two #socktober meanings by challenging myself to donate a new multi-pack of socks to my local homeless shelter for every pair of hand-knit socks I completed for family.

I can’t believe I finished 6 pairs of socks in one month! In the process I completely memorized my favorite sock recipe and was able to use sock yarn I’ve been eager to try. It was very motivating knowing that for each pair I completed I’d be donating a bunch to the homeless. I’m super thrilled to share that I donated 48 pairs of socks!!!

That was super fun! I think I’ll do it again next October. Maybe I’ll add a twist to the knitting like only knit socks with lace or cable designs or experiment with different heel constructions.