Tuesday, 14 April 2009

I Have a Problem

I like to knit socks.....that's not my problem!
I like to travel.....that's not my problem!
I like to buy sock yarn when I travel as a type of souvenir.....that's not my problem!

Here is the sock yarn that I've purchase during the last three trips.

Not a lot but so far I've only knit 2 pairs of socks from my small collection of souvenir sock stash.

Maybe it has something to do with this:

Or maybe it has something to do with this:

Yeah I think that it has something to do with my entire collection of regular stash sock yarn (there's enough for 43 pairs of socks in this picture). I tried to give full disclosure but found that 6 balls of sock yarn did not make it into the picture nor did the 7 skeins of bare sock yarn from Knit Picks.

I'm a weak woman with a problem. I enter a yarn store/wool shop and head straight for the sock yarn section. I stand amazed at all the beautiful colours. I touch, fondle and caress, then I am hooked and I can't leave the store without at least one ball or skein. Even with all the sock yarn at my finger tips I can't wait until my next fix. Eventually the urge will be so strong and I won't be able to control myself. I'll have to find a way to satisfy this urge growing deep inside and the only way to do that is to add to the stash......

I'm a Fibreholic and sock yarn is my drug of choice. I make no apologises but I think that I'll have to divide the stash again and hide it all before DH gets home tonight......just in case!!!!

Until next time
Yours in Yarn,
The Fibreholic


Kathy said...

So, I'm not seeing a problem yet. Sock yarn, good. More sock yarn, better. Rooms full of sock yarn, a new blanket for teen. How's that a problem?

TinkingBell said...

I see no problem at all. That is merely prudent planning for the future right there.

No problem.
Nothing to see here folks - move along, move along please...

Susan said...

I see no problem. I see hours... days... weeks of good, cheap entertainment. And colour therapy. Keep buying that stuff... it's the best bargain in town (and out of it, too!)

Nancy said...

One thing is good about your addiction, you only need to buy one skein for each pair. You can't help it if you want to make 50 pairs. I don't see anything at all wrong with this idea. Keep knitting and stashing too.

Taphophile said...

Teensy tiny little nothings of yarn. Hardly anything, really.

MadMad said...

You know? The thing about sock yarn is it's easy to buy. You don't need huge quantities, or to know how much for a sweater, or even which sweater... it's not a HUGE investment (though I think if you add up the 43 potential pairs plus the 6 missings and 7 bares, it might be...) and it lets you buy a little something and take the edge off. I don't think it's a bad thing at all! And they're usually pretty, to boot. I think you're just going wrong in not using them to decorate! Put a bowl of it on the coffee table and you'll feel like it's doing double duty!