I joined the KAL a few days ago but have been kinda busy. I wanted to make sure I said "hey" to the group before we get started. I've been knitting on and off for a few years now. I got interested when I was working at a Dr's office and one the patients was sitting in the waiting room knitting a cute little baby item. I basically taught myself how to knit. Even though I was able to get the basics down, I had real issues with getting gauge. That was the cause for alot of discouragement and for my "off" times. A couple of years ago, I learned a technique for controlling the tension on my yarn and I've been since dubbed a "knit geek" by my daughter. Pretty much any of my free time is spent knitting and reading.
I think I might have been temporarily insane when I signed up this. 52 pairs of socks is quite a feat. But I'm going to give it my best shot. Forturnately, I have quite a few little feet to knit for. My DH and I have 6 children. That gives a lot of feet to knit for, but causes a bit of a problem when it comes to actually having time to do the knitting. I'm hoping that since socks are one of the more portable projects you can do, that will help that sometimes when I have to be somewhere my socks can go with me.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing all pretty footwear you guys are going to create. How many patterns do you all have lined up already? Does anyone have 52 patterns? Are you planning on knitting more than one pattern more than once? I'm curious what kind of game plan everyone has come up with to actually do a pair a week.