Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sock Yarns Don't Count as Stash

At least that is what I am trying to tell myself today as I'm digging through my sock yarn cubby and adding a few undocumented skeins to Ravelry.
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!


  1. Sock yarn and lace weight do not count in the stash. That's my story! :)

  2. Monkey See, Monkey do......! Yarn is all wound, just need to cast on! And BTW - if you need some sock yarn as know where to find me! : )

  3. Dina, Glad you agree, thanks for the enabling support!

    You're funny! I can't wait to see your socks.

  4. I noticed quite a few Cookie patterns in your queue. There's a couple of Ravelry groups starting up KAL for her new book, if your interested.