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Friday, March 31, 2006

Climb Every Mountain

Since this is the last day of SP7, I’ll start with outing the fun person I’ve been gifting--Abigail! I sent out her last gift on Monday (Tuesday?), and it has been received. Thank you for being such a gracious gifted. Now that we can actually carry on a dialogue, I’m really looking forward to getting to know you better. This was my first experience with an online SP group. It won’t be my last. Same goes for whomever has been sending me lovely gifts and emails. Can’t wait!

Well, Abigail is the one who got me into the Sock Yarn Addicts Club. Thanks a lot lady. (And I mean that in the nicest way possible. ) I have been keeping track of the overall yarn stash in a spreadsheet for a while now. It’s been pretty easy to be in denial ‘cause the list includes all the yarn I’ve ever bought or been given--finished projects too.

It wasn’t until I started gathering up the info to give Abigail on the total amount of sock yarn I have that I got a little slap up side the head. I had to tell our fearless leader that I had enough yarn for 39 pairs. Then today I started gathering up stuff in order to take the posting picture, and, well . . . . See that box at the top of the mountain? The army sock kit? I completely forgot about it. That makes an even 40. Ack!!!!

Here’s my mountain of madness:

The really dumb thing is that I live in Southern California. Land of no winter. Although you couldn’t tell lately. For those of you not here in *sunny* So. Cal.? It’s been cloudy all day--in the 60’s--and will be raining most of the weekend. Go ahead and gloat.

But I digress. Moving along. I have spent most of my life running around barefooted whether it’s Spring, Summer, Fall or even Winter. Next best thing is flip flops and sandals. So making socks for me doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Since I’ve gone hard core knitting though, I’ve slowly been getting rid of most all my other socks as I make new ones. But they all have to be of the light weight variety. No heavy wools here. Nosiree.

This evaluation has also made me look at the stash as a whole. It is completely out of control. I’m currently waiting for 2 more yarn orders. Then there’s the anniversary sale and trunk shows in May that my LYS has asked me to help out with. You know I’m not going to be able to leave that empty handed. And my nephew is having a baby in July. Haven’t figured out what I’m going to do for them yet.

Still and all, I think it’s time to declare a total yarn diet. If I can’t do some serious knitting from the stash then I really am in trouble. Time to start climbing that mountain.

6 Comments:

At 9:43 AM, Blogger Cynthia said...

Nice stash. Nice photo of the stash. Knit the socks; even if you don't ever wear them or plan to wear them you can give them as gifts. I love knitting socks - small, generally easier to knit than a whole sweater, great for multiple tasking, etc. If I had that lovely hardwood floor and lived in California I probably wouldn't wear socks either - more freeing. Still nice stash!

 
At 6:50 PM, Blogger Pat K said...

Very nice looking stash. Enjoy the next 90 days of SAYC.

 
At 7:33 AM, Blogger Jeanne said...

Nice stash! I agree with Cynthia - socks make very nice presents. And great picture - love your wood floor.

 
At 9:47 AM, Blogger Debstmomy said...

Sweet Stash. I have one pair of knit socks, still on the needles. Not sure when I will finish. I agree, socks in IE need to be light & airy, & heck flirty too! I hope you are feeling well.

 
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