Stash Sock Club
February 7, 2011 § 7 Comments
Trisha, over at TLC Stitches, and I have been emailing each other about our sock knitting. Turns out both of us have WAY too much sock yarn and need to work on reducing our stash. Or at the very least, justify the need to buy more sock yarn by using up what we have. Shhhh, don’t tell the hubby I said that!
We decided that the first pair we are going to knit are the Diagonal Lace Socks in the book Socks From the Toe UP by Wendy Johnson. This is actually a good choice for me because I have only made one pair of toe up socks and I’m not all that thrilled with the way the toe stitches were increased. Plus, I really want to learn how to make different types of heels as well.
Wanna join us? You can knit along on the same pattern… or choose another one and just follow our time frame for finishing socks. Most likely we will be starting a new sock every other month. We are starting right away on these Diagonal Lace Socks, so pick up your needles, choose your yarn and let’s go!
This is a confession of sorts. Most of my yarn is stored in old suitcases and this is the sock yarn stash. It overflows a wee bit into another suitcase. I know there are probably bigger stashes out there. But this one will surely keep me busy for months!
My hubby gives me a hard time about all the yarn stashed away in these suitcases. Mainly, because we used to store movies in them and when we got a cabinet for the TV I moved all the movies over to the cabinet and my yarn into the suitcases. So, one day when he was home and I was gone, he wanted to watch a movie and started opening the suitcases. To his surprise… YARN. And as he opened the next suitcase… more yarn! It’s created an indelible image in his head. Now he thinks I have WAY too much yarn all because the movies were moved without his knowledge.
This is the scrap sock yarn suitcase. I really should swap the contents of these two because the sock yarn stash takes up more room yet is in the smaller suitcase. Wouldn’t it be nice to use up some of this too? While I have made a couple of pairs of scrappy socks… and I do want to make more of these tiny socks for an advent garland… I really need to do more!