I’ve hinted over the past few months about my participation in the 100 Day Project. It was something I saw on Instagram way back in April and decided what the heck?? There were only 3 rules – pick an action, do the action each day for 100 days, share the action on Instagram each day with the tag #the100dayproject and a hashtag chosen just for your project (mine was #100daysofsockknitting). When I thought about joining in, knitting was the obvious choice but I felt I needed to be more specific and I knew I had two different socks on the needles that needed to get done and a backlog of sock yarn waiting to be socks so I went with sock knitting.
Here are a few reflections on the project.
1. It’s amazing how much you can accomplish if you do just a little bit each day. I have to say there were probably only 3-4 days during the 100 where I did not knit at least one row on whatever sock I was working on at the time. In all, I knit 6 socks which was completing two socks who had mates waiting and two new pairs.
2. It gets really hard to take interesting pictures of socks for 100 days in a row. I’m sure my followers on Instagram will be thrilled to see something besides socks in my feed. On the hand, it’s kind of fun to look at my feed and see how the socks grew. It’s like people – we don’t always see them grow but look back at the pictures and there they were growing the whole time.
3. There were days when I really wanted to work on other projects but I made myself do a least a couple of rows and post the photo and that’s really how the progress happened. Socks can get a little boring after some time (which, again, the pictures show as the last pair of socks is the shortest)
4. Searching the #The100DayProject on Instagram will provide so many different projects and expressions of creativity – it’s amazing what people do out there!
Here’s the results:
I’m a bit perplexed now that it’s over. I need a break from socks (and I have a lot of commissioned projects to work on) but I will also be doing some traveling in the next few weeks and I usually like to have a pair of socks to take along so I might need to find a replacement travel project, perhaps my long suffering Barn Raising Quilt squares will get a few more added to the ranks!