Friday, February 16, 2007

Question of the Week

I'm surprised at how many people used circulars for their socks. Maybe someday I'll give it a try, but for now, I'm happy with my DPNs. Now, for this week's question:

How many pairs of socks could you make with your current sock yarn stash? Come on, be honest! Be brave!

I just counted my stash and figured I have about enough for 40 pairs of socks which is a lot less than I had thought. I probably could work out a few more socks by combining some of the leftovers and I'll probably do that at some point, but actual full skeins of yarn will get me about 40 pairs. I was thinking I had enough for at least a pair a week for a year. I certainly won't feel quite so guilty with my next sock yarn purchase :-) I did finish a pair of socks, but they're just a plain 3X1 rib, not really anything out of SKS except for the forethought heel. I'm probably going to attempt my first toe-up socks using a pattern from the book. Just have to figure out which one!

12 comments:

Brown Berry said...

About 8 pairs (hanging my head in shame).

Once I find a needle choice that let's me complete them a little faster, then it will be time for some sock yarn stash enhancement!

Carrie said...

Ha ha, I only have 7! And 3 of those (4 skeins actually) I just received this past week!

Stariel said...

My sock stash is huge. At last count I had enough for roughly 100 pairs of socks *blush*. Good thing I knit a lot of socks!

ZippyZinnia said...

I have yarn for about 12 pairs. I plan on doing one pair a month. I also joined the Loopy Ewe Sock Club so there's 4 more pairs in the next year.

Beverly said...

If I count only the sock yarn, it's probably 75-80 pairs. There's also some superwash fingering and sport weights that I bought with socks in mind that would bring it up to about 110. I've got to speed up my sock production level.

Knitika said...

Wow, I don't feel so bad, when I read some of your numbers. :) I went through and counted. I'm looking at 16 pairs, and that's not counting any remnants. Some of them I really am impatient to knit, I just need to finish the four pairs I'm knitting on now! I do think the remnants could be several more pairs, but it's hard to embark on a pair, even toe-up, when I'm not quite sure how far it will go. They seem sizeable...

Debbie said...

Boy I thought I was bad, but now I feel like I should run out and buy more sock yarn! hey hey Stitches West is this week....hehehe I have enough yarn for 21 pairs right now.

Dana KBS said...

Right now I have enough yarn for only 3 pairs. I'm a reasonably new knitter with a limited budget--on a year's maternity leave without pay--so I'm trying to knit as I go...Of course, this doesn't keep me from ogling the Lorna's Laces and Socks That Rock at my LYS, just keeps me from buying it...for now. :-)

Lia said...

I have enough sock yarn to knit 20 pairs, and I belong to an awesome sock club from Natural Dye Studios. I get a shipment from the UK every month of sock yarn hand-dyed with all natural dyes.

I currently have 2 pairs of socks OTN - one from SKS, and one from another pattern.

Cristina said...

Ten!

Ginny said...

Well, maybe I'm right in the middle. I've got 17 pairs possible, plus one OTN.

I did a big stash reorg and put all of it in right in one place (under the couch where I sit to knit). So I can't say it's not handy! Now, if I could just knit faster...

Margie said...

I added up my sock yarn before Stitches West and figured I had enough yarn to knit socks for 20 years, based on my average annual production over the past few years since I started knitting socks. I counted about yarn for about 90 pairs. I had 40 skeins of vintage Opal! I went on a yarn diet for about two weeks.

Then I joined the STR Rockin Sock club (7 more skeins this year), bought about 7 skeins at SW, AND ordered yarn from Astrid in Holland (19 pairs). I have been knitting more socks recently, so that made me feel better. Last year I finished all of my second socks, so I don't have many of them hanging about, and the ones I do have all have their mate on the needles.