When you promise to send someone random sock yarn from your stash, you eventually realize you’re going to have to haul out all of your sock yarn and take a good look at it.
Spread it out on the bed and realize that there’s quite a bit more of it than you thought…
Ravelry’s all very well and good for getting an idea about your stash, but if you really need to know how much sock yarn you’ve got, try this.
Get nose to nose with your sock yarn, and try not to think about how many miles of it there might be.
It’s lovely stuff, but I must admit that it surprises me. It’s not that I don’t recall buying it or something like that. It’s more that I had no idea I’d actually bought quite this much of it. It’s hard to hide from when you spread it all out on the bed though. I’ve got a lot of socks to knit, that’s all there is to it. When I brought my husband to look at it all he said was, “You know you’ve got holes in all your socks, right?” I told him I’m knitting as fast as I can.
Some of my sock yarn is fairly easy to lay one’s hands on, like the three balls of Tofutsies, or the Lana Grossa.
Some of the colors are quiet and muted:
Some of the yarn has silver spun into it:
Some of it is precious because it was part of a gift:
While some of it is precious because it was hand dyed by a dear friend:
Somewhere in here is some random sock yarn for a friend… it shouldn’t take me more than a few days to find it!