Monday, January 08, 2007

I was feeling smug




So I have already finished one pair of socks this month and I am well on my way to finishing a second pair. I made the bags for the mitten kit swap. I have read hundreds of posts on sock knitters about the knit from your stash. I loved the idea that sock yarn doesn't count and almost took the pledge. I had a thought that if I continued at my current pace, or even slowed down to 2 pairs a month I could knit through quite alot of sock yarn. Then I walked to the stash closet, to do a little sorting. I thought I should seperate hand dyed and commercial sock yarn since sometimes the hand dyed has a vinegar smell. I was shocked to tell you that I stopped counting commercial sock yarn after I got to 30 balls, I couldn't bring myself to count hand dyed because I am mortified by the size of my hoard.

I cannot tell you the effort with which I stalked the elusive vesper sock yarn, only to find two unknit skeins sitting months after their acquisition. Ditto for Anne by schaeffer. At least six skeins of STR. Four skeins from Ellen's half pint farms. And so on. I really thought it was doable to knit through the stash and allow the occasional sock yarn purchase. Not counting my STR club. And there is already such beautiful yarn at home waiting to be knit! This can only be gluttony, if not full blown addiction. I think I need to consider making a committment to knitting from my stash. I will post a pic of my wretched excess when my boyo naps.

5 comments:

Tammy said...

Love your sock stash!! I should do that one day, maybe. Two things I wanted to comment/question, 1) I had that mammo done on the 29th as well, the nurse/technician must have seen something because she took more pictures of the right one than the left one. 2) When you needlefelted the yarn onto the bag, was it just placing the yarn the way you wanted it and using the needlefelter? I just bought the tools yesterday to do something similiar on a small tote bag, so I am curious.

Mindy said...

Beautiful sock yarn! Maybe you should exempt bulky weight yarn. I know I could knit many pairs of socks from my sock stash, but my heavy weight stash is practically non-existent.

Lynn said...

Ok LOVE the sock stash!!! I just love looking at all the pretty colors!

pbarnett said...

Very nice stash photos. I have almost 10 miles!
Paula
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Donna said...

I am totally not worthy!!! OMG! Can I come over and just pet it??? I went through my stash not too long go, too, but need to work on my sock yarn addiction ... never enough! :) c u soon