Saturday, 14 April 2007

Socks, socks and more socks .....

I think I may give up knitting garments (i.e. sweaters, cardigans) and just concentrate on socks, that's all I seem to be knitting lately. I'm now on my 33rd pair since February 2006 when I knit my very first pair and I'm just addicted.

I'm going to a craft fair at Abergavenny Market tomorrow - to buy sock yarn - even though I've got more sock yarn in my stash than anything else *rolls eyes*.

My nearest LYS in Pontypool is due to stock Regia sock yarn at the end of this month and has asked if I'll knit some samples to go in the window - they didn't have to ask twice! The more people I can entice into sock knitting, the better! ;0)

And my second-nearest LYS in Cwmbran has some sock yarn in but not yet on display - I may go there tomorrow and offer my services to knit some samples - I just can't seem to get enough of socks.

I knit loads of socks for gifts but my sock drawer is bulging and I'm probably going to have to move onto a second sock drawer (hubby looked shocked at this sugggestion! LOL!) because I have enough socks at the moment to have a new pair every day for a fortnight - I just figure I'm helping decrease global warming because I'm not using the washing machine and detergents so often. :0) LOL

I've just signed up for 2 new sock KALs. You think I'd be bored of them by now .... but no, I don't think I ever will be.

And with the new More Sensational Knitted Socks book to keep me occupied, perhaps I'd better start looking for a third sock drawer ........

4 comments:

Aknita said...

I'm the complete opposit to you - I have just decided to give up knitting socks for the time being and concentrate on knitting garments again.

Anni said...

Wow, you really are hooked Linda. LOL. I only got into socks last September and haven't been able to stop since but I've done nowhere near the number of socks you have. I'm getting there though. I've just ordered MSKS and can't wait for it to arrive. better hurry up and get the Sockamania socks ready first though.

Christina said...

I seem to have loads of sock yarn at the moment, and not much other stuff. Do you think it's the time of year, or anything???!! I've joined the sockamania too, but not seen the SKS one, have to check that out now. Nice rain socks btw :)

Valerie said...

33 pairs of socks! That's quite an accomplishment; you seem to knit them quickly and they look so beautiful, too--it's no wonder the store wants you to knit samples for them.
I know what you mean about knitting socks because I love making them, too. I've done 22 pairs since I knit my first pair last September and with four daughters, I just can't make enough. They and my husband keep asking for more. At least my talents are not unappreciated and I'm sure yours aren't either. Let us know if you got any more good sock yarn.