Thursday, June 29, 2006
L is for Loca
Because I must be crazy to subject myself to this. PurlPower was the first to suggest, over on the knittyboards, that we should flash our sock yarn stash for all to see and try and figure out how long it would take us to knit our way out of it. Sounds like self-masochism to me. Hence, I must be Loca to go through with it. Oy. OK, here's the lair where the sock yarn live. Most of it anyway. Your basic 3 drawer rubbermaid bin that once upon a time, held my entire stash. Oh how it's grown up. Now it holds my sock yarn. Barely. To the left here we see the bottom drawer. Stuffed to the gills of course. I did have some reasoning for it's contents. This is my Fortissima and Solid Knit Picks Sock Yarn, with a few strays. Now, I'm getting all clever here, so click on the pic of the drawer to see the contents spread out on the floor. There are 12 skeins of Knit Picks Essential Solid Sock Yarn, 10 skeins of Fortissima (mostly solids, 2 skeins Disco that I musta been on crack when I bought, and one giant ball of a prettier pink sparkly yarn), 2 hanks KP Sock Memories (S'mores) and 4 skeins of Brown Sheep Wildfoote. Now we come to the middle drawer. It's all Knit Picks. Mostly Dancing. Again, click the pick to see the contents splayed out on the floor. I have 14 skeins of KP Dancing (used to have 20 - I gifted 4 - duplicates- and I'm knitting with 2 right now) 4 skeins of the Parade Stripes, 4 hanks and 4 skeins of Sock Garden in 3 different colorways, and 2 hanks of Sock Memories in Grandma. Crap. I'm missing my pic of the top drawer. I'll have to fix that later. For now, here's the contents straight off. 5 Skeins of Lion Magic Stripes, 5 Skeins of Trekking XXL (really I have 6 but one is in my knitting bag waiting to become Pomatomus as soon as I finish the mini-cabled socks. I call it incentive) and 6 skeins of Sockotta. I love me my Sockotta. But yeah, that's not all. I have some in my bookshelf too. The "good stuff" as I like to think of it. Well, just as good if not better than the rest. A semi-pr0n shot for you: That's 4 hanks of Lorna's Laces, 1 hank Louet Gems Merino, 1 hank of CMTigger's handpainted, and one hank of Black Bunny Fibers sock yarn. Up to now, you've seen enough sock yarn for 51 pairs of socks. Then there's the stuff from the spindle sale that I really don't know how many pairs I can make from. First the mini cones - at least 7 pairs worth. And then my yarn cakes that, oh my, I have no idea. There's at least 5 pairs of sock yarn there, if not more. And I do have a couple spindles I didn't show you, that is yarn I think maybe can be used for socks, but I don't know as I will use it for that. We'll see. So, that's at least 63 pairs of socks worth of yarn, not counting what can be made of the leftovers. That's left overs from 4 pairs and 2 singles that I've made since the beginning of the year. So, at the rate of 1 pair a month, I'm set for, oh, 5 and a quarter years. I need to step up the pace. Loca, y'all. I'm definitely Loca. edited to bow to the great knowledge of the spanish language that our dear Stephy is trying to teach me.