Here's the simplest version of how it works:
Choose 12 skeins (or batches of skeins) of sock yarn from your stash, each enough to knit a pair of socks.
Get 12 opaque bags, such as paper lunch bags. Put the yarn in the bags and seal them up.
Mix up the bags so that you can't remember which yarn is in which bag. Label each bag, either January - December or 1 - 12.
Each month, open the appropriate bag and knit some socks!
|Yarn: Cascade Yarns Heritage|
Color: Blood Orange
I chose not to buy any new patterns, though Heatherly has a club where you could subscribe to get a pattern each month.
So far, I'm just using my go-to toe-up pattern as a jumping-off point and farting around from there. I did, however, just buy myself THE sock book that will help me figure the perfect toe and heel for every occasion:
I got a late start, due to the aforementioned messed-up Last Socks of 2014, but I finished the January socks on February 1st, so I'm back on track.
|2015 First Socks|
Yarn: Dizzy Blonde Studios Lambie Toes
Color: Special Hell
|February Socks in Progress|
Wanna play along? Tag your photos on Instagram, Ravelry projects, etc. as #knitfromstash and/or #12in15. Of course, #operationsockdrawer still applies.
* For the non-knitters, KAL = knitalong