How I've enjoyed this! It started on 21st June, and ended on 1st September - not quite the whole summer, but I think 10 weeks is just the right length of time.
It gave me an opportunity to get out the sock stash and choose which yarns I might like to knit with for the KAL. Here, here, here, here and here. I selected 30 skeins, just in case I managed to knit 3 pairs per week (as if!). I ended up knitting just 13, but I'm pleased with the final number. Although several pairs were just plain ribbed sock, the majority were patterned socks, either patterns which I had already in stash, or online patterns. I've managed to up my queue with quite a lot of patterns, thanks to the marvelous FOs on the ravelry boards. My goals were to try to use yarn which I'd not tried before, or use a pattern.
Fleece Artist merino sock yarn (used before but I have a lot in stash).
Pattern: Sivia Harding's Cherry Blossom.
Pattern: plain old 3x1 ribbing
Posh Yarn's sock yarn (not sure which type, it's been in my stash for years)
Pattern: Dublin Bay (this is a pdf link)
Pattern: Yarnissima's The Firestarter
Pattern: Twining Leaves Lace socks
Pattern: another 3x1 ribbing
Indie Dyer Sock yarn
Pattern: Spring Forward
Knitwitches Sock yarn
Pattern: Cookie A's Trystero
Pattern: Speedway socks
Wollmeise sock yarn
Pattern: La Digitessa
Regia Short Color
Pattern: Switchback Socks
Artyarns Ultramerino 4
Dream in Color Smooshy sock yarn
I've thoroughly enjoyed stepping outside of my usual plain or ribbed socks, and there's a couple of patterns here which I may well knit again in the future. All lovely yarns tooo.
Phew! this is my fourth attempt at posting. I accidently restarted Firefox before saving, then I accidently clicked 'delete post' instead of 'save post'. And then typepad started inserting underlines and links, and my photos stopped lining up!