Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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knit enough pairs of socks so I can wear hand-knitted ones every day! (read all 7 entries…)
Going to be awhile

Since I just took up knitting in November, this is going to be awhile. I can cable just fine, and I’m fairly decent at following a pattern, but I definitely can’t make an entire sock yet. (I’m working on market bags, but they’re coming out more like lunch sacks… Now imagine that on the sock level. Well… Irishka3 junior needs socks, I’m sure… Does this make me a dorky aunt?) Just thinking about the thread required for socks gives me the heebies.

And I probably would have to learn whatever the “stockingette stitch” that I keep seeing is…


You can do it!

Knitting is fun!! Both, youtube and are great resources if you want to learn how to knit (a sock). Stockinette stitch means you just have to knit (when knitting in the round) or knit on the right side and purl on the wrong side.

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(I totally missed the comment part of this comment – only the title made it to my phone. Sorry for the delay!!!)

I’ve used youtube a lot so far, and I also like newstitchaday. I do use Ravelry, but it’s so overwhelming. I spend way more time looking at everything than actually doing anything…

I’ll look into, and hopefully I’ll have some new socks soon!

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Yup, that's all there is to it.

If you are knitting already, you do stockinette without even realizing it, I reckon. Check out “Kelley’s Sock Class” on YouTube. That’s how I learned all the sock knitting techniques, like the heel flap and turning the heel. She is awesome!

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Thanks for the suggestion! I love hearing actual recommendations of things that have helped others – especially yours since our beginner experience seems similar from your other response.

I figure I’ll be messing around with portions of socks for a while before I actually make any.


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