|My sock yarn stash: I have a little bit more than I realized.|
But you know what? Ever since my friend Angie suggested it, I've been thinking about creating my own personal sock yarn club, a la Yarn Harlot. And when I got my stash out, I realized there just happens to be enough there for 12 pairs of socks. Kismet!
I'm not sure I could knit all of those skeins in one year, but I think I could come close. After all, my recently completed Monkey socks represent my reward to myself at the culmination of one year of knitting socks as gifts for my knitting friends. I just checked Ravelry, and with 6 pairs of gift socks, 1 pair for the afghans for Afghans sock drive, and 2 pairs for myself, I knit 9 pairs over the last 12 months. And really, I wouldn't have to commit myself to 1 pair a month. Each skein wouldn't even have to end up as socks. But it would feel good to have a plan. Having the plan in place might also curb the urge to acquire even more sock yarn. Although, don't hold me to that when I get near the Malabrigo at Stitches!
P.S. to Angie and Karen, if you are reading this: Speaking of sock yarn clubs, I have to say that one of the reasons I love my Monkey socks, is that I made them out of the yarn we bought together after working at Stitches. Remember . . . we were all going to make something out of the Lorna's Laces sock yarn in Peppermint Mocha? Well, tag, you're it!