Thursday, May 23, 2013

The State of the Sock Drawer Report...

...and why I am not buying yarn this year.

At last count, I counted 32 finished pairs of socks that I've made for myself:

That number includes the three pairs of socks that I've made so far this year, but they are not pictured.

I made eleven pairs of socks in 2012, and eight of them are for me :

My intention is to make 12 pairs of socks this year.  The fact remains that I have 50 skeins of sock yarn.  I looked at the 112 entries - mostly comprised of single balls/skeins of yarn - currently in my Ravelry Stash.  I deduced that over half of those entries were purchased in 2012.

I know my stash isn't big by some comparisons...I have a friend who reads this blog.  I have not seen her stash personally, but from what I can gather, her stash is epic.  It is LYS-stock-sized.  I say "good for her!"  I just can't do that though.  I can't think for all the stuff.

So, that's why I am not buying yarn for a while.

MK out.


RubyC said...

Sock drawer report is awesome. Love all those hand made socks. I need to do some socks. I mean to really get in there and finish a pair of socks. I bet your friend has lots of sock yarn in that LYS-size-stash. But for me, I just have to get going on and finish some socks. For me this year, that might mean I could complete a project and not feel so blah about not completing a project. Love your blog.

Merry Karma said...

Yes Ruby, you'd better finish that pair of socks...let me know if you need help!

Lorette said...

Hee hee. Not sure if you meant me, but I have an astronomically sized sock yarn stash. Not all of it will go to socks, but still. It does make me unreasonably happy to look at it all. At least my sweater yarn stash is more normally sized.