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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Ahem...I have 120 socks-worth of sock yarn.

See, what had happened was, my husband sent me a text at work asking if I'd knit his co-worker a pair of gloves because his old one's were falling apart.  I was like "sure", and then I asked all the important questions like what color he wanted, or what color he absolutely didn't want, and whether he wanted them light weight (fingering) or heavier (worsted).  My husband gave me very little to work with; I only know he wants them worked in sock yarn.  That meant that I had to pull out all the yarn and put the man-colors to the side.

Well, while I had all the yarn out, it seemed like a good idea to count it.  I was wrong.  People of the internet...I have enough yarn to knit roughly 120 pairs of socks. 

I have to say, I was really caught off guard.  I figured I could pull off about 60 pairs, but I never imagined that my sock yarn obsession had gone this far.  Thank goodness Heather and I put ourselves on a yarn diet!  Clearly, I need to start knitting these socks up so I can make room in my stash, and then I need to only buy yarn for socks that I'm going to knit right then and there.  (Secretly we all know that will never happen, but it's a goal).

Of course, none of this includes my giant basket of Pallett because it's not machine washable so I don't use it for socks.  Nor does it include my mini-skeins for my Beekeeper's Quilt, or the sock yarn I bought to knit into sweaters.  This is strictly single-skein purchases for socks.  Wow.  It's even worse than I imagined. 

That being said, I'm off to go knit a pair of gloves with a skein of sock yarn from the stash.