|My Sock Yarn Stash|
Several years ago, I took a sock knitting class at my LYS and was immediately hooked, and socks became one of my all time favorite things to knit. I quickly accumulated a stash of sock yarn, but with other projects always seeming to take priority, I didn't get very many socks made. I've been inspired by what I've been reading online about the "Self-Imposed-Sock Club" started by the Yarn Harlot and decided that 2011 would be the year I would make a dent in my sock yarn stash. I'm not quite as organized as the Yarn Harlot and others, where the goal is to have the yarn matched up with a pattern and stored in a ziploc baggie, one for each month of the year. I'm going to decide as I go what pattern and yarn I will use. And since some of my sock yarn is of the "non-washable wool" nature, I'm hoping to find other items to make with those, other than socks. Learned that lesson the hard way after knitting a few pairs of socks that now need to be hand-washed. They make lovely socks, but since I don't enjoy having to hand-wash them, I rarely wear them.
After counting my stash, it appears that I have enough yarn for approx 37 pairs of socks. At one pair of socks per month, this endeavor could take me 3 years to complete. I guess I better get started! :)