Sock Pr0n Sunday

Yesterday I gathered up all my sock yarn to get an idea of how far in the hole I am. I guess the good news is that I'm not as buried as I thought I was, but I definitely have enough sock yarn to last me 4+ years if I started knitting a pair of socks a month. We all know how well I stick to that timeline. Don't confuse this with feeling bad about owning yarn. I don't feel bad about my stash. What I feel bad about is my lack of knitting. This is something I really enjoy doing, and I absolutely bought this yarn (a tiny bit of it has been gifted to me, but by and large I bought it) for the purpose of making socks. No resolutions here either; forbidding myself to do something does as much good as telling a baby not to use her diaper. How about a conscientious effort to knit more socks, and buy less sock yarn?

Anyway, I dragged all my sock yarn outside and photographed it all. Thus paving the way for at least one post a week for the next year or so. Welcome to the first installment of Sock Pr0n Sunday.

Ok confession time, it was going to be Sock Pr0n Saturday, but like the good procrastinator I am I waited until after midnight to write the post thus defeating the title of the post. I think I like Sunday better anyway, it reminds me of that monster truck rally announcer with the deep raspy voice saying something like "Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! In Stephie's backyard! Wool, all the colors of the rainbow, and a camera!" Oh, and I know that SPS sounds like I'm actually showing you some socks, and maybe eventually that will be the case, but Sock Yarn Pr0n Sunday just doesn't have that ring; you know?

The pictures were taken with my spiffy new iPhone as my regular camera still has a dead battery. I can't seem to locate the charger. Maybe in future installments I'll supplement with a few other pictures, but for now...here you go.

This is Claudia Handpaints Eat Your Veggies. I love this yarn so much that when I thought I had lost a skein (seriously could not find it anywhere) I went back to my LYS and bought their last remaining skein in the hopes that it matched the dyelot. Guess what? It totally does. Guess what else? Within 15 minutes of getting home I found that lost skein. So, now I have 3 skeins of it. Maybe I'll make some longer socks than normal. Or maybe it'd make a cute baby hat. We'll see. Not sure what pattern I'll make with this; I bet Jaywalkers would be pretty.

I'd be lying if I didn't say this was spurred on by talk of some bloggers I enjoy reading being down about their own yarn pr0niness. Take this as a sign of solidarity, and who knows maybe I'll pull out some of my non-sock yarn and join in on your fun. I don't know if the world can handle that many pr0n posts a week though.


Batty said...

Contrary to common opinion, sock yarn does count! It proliferates when you're not looking, the pile grows, the bag swells, it's spawning, I tell you!

Then why does the credit card company seem to think we actually buy the stuff? It's one of the great mysteries of life.

kemtee said...

Good idea on solidarity. Those posts were getting to me. I may follow your lead, with your permission.

Nikki said...

I knew you'd find the missing skein!!!

turtlegirl76 said...

Oooh that's pretty! You know, just because you CAN knit socks with it, doesn't mean you HAVE to. If you are into fair isle at all, that'd make some pretty colorwork.