Wednesday, 15 August 2007

My Sock Obsession

I've decided to come clean and show you how this sock in progress is taking over. Let me introduce you to my socks.

1. The white one with stripes is a cotton/wool blend that I started so I would have something to knit while watching Harry Potter #5. (Yes I knit during the movies, in the dark)

2. The pair at the bottom right hand corner is a pair made with Patons Kroy for my sister. With any luck she'll get them this Christmas.

3. The sock at the bottom in the middle has an intricate cable pattern so it is unsuitable for movie watching or while driving over speed bumps and pot holes. One day I'll get to it.

4. The unusual sock at the top is what happens when your teen DD tells you that mismatched socks at the in thing at school. Remember all that small ball of sock yarn left over from knitting a pair? I told DD that I'd make her a pair that was really mismatched. This is the second pair of socks from the left overs. I call them my memory socks as I remember each pair of sock that I knit with the leftovers.

5. The blue and gray sock sticking out is part my Ravenclaw Socks that I'm making for my swap pal. Gotta keep it hush hush :) But I will say that the rest of the sock is MUCH nicer than the bottom of the foot.

6. The bright sock, on the left, some of you may remember as my official traveling sock. I started her while in Aus this past May. I finished her yesterday so now I'll need another traveling sock....problem is... I don't travel that often.....

I've given up expecting socks made from hand painted yarns to be identical. Perfection is only a matter of perception and true beauty in is individualism. That and next time I use hand paint yarns from 50g skeins, I'll be sure to cast on both socks at once.

Okay, I've got 6 socks on the go.....5 really since you remember I finished a pair. So do I have a problem? Should I seek help? Has reading the Yarn Harlot's blog on a regular basis done something to me? Do I just have a bad case of startitis? Is this normal??? I ask myself all these questions then I remember........ are not imagining this....two more pairs of socks in progress. AND if I'm really honest, somewhere in this house there are two pairs of socks that I started for DH. This list doesn't even include non sock WIPs......... I blame Georgie for this need to reveal my WIP....I really hope that DH doesn't read this entry......cause he'll be looking for those socks of his.

Until next time

Yours in Yarn,

The Fibreholic


Cassandra Dolohov said...

Wow, I thought I was the only one with a sock obsession. I think we are well matched as sock pals. I have 3 on the needles and more sock yarn than I care to admit.

They are all very nice. Especially the blue gray one [wink, wink]

Georgie said...

Thankyou FFF, for taking on my share of the world's sock knitting. I feel better about my inability to get over myself and actually start knitting a sock because I know that you've got it all under control. Phew.

Although I guess the phrase "under control" applies pretty loosely in your case!!! ;-)

MadMad said...

Oh, I don't think you have a problem at all - variety is the spice of life, plus you probably have a centipede in the backyard, right? :)

Jejune said...

Wow, that's a fair few socks on the go! They all have valid reasons to exist, though :)

I could easily stray in that direction, but don't have enough sock needles to do more than 2 pairs at a time, so that keeps things in rein for me.

Reasoning E'Bert said...

So many Kauni's -

It's just because I'm an enabler.

What a lot of socks-on-the-go.

TinkingBell said...

Great socks (I feel quite inadequate - I only have 2 pairs on the go!)