Thursday, March 1, 2007

It Socks to be Me

I have a confession. . . . I like sock yarn. NO, NO, NO--I don't like sock yarn, I love, adore, worship sock yarn. Sock yarn is my goddess. My be-all and everything in life. I walk into a yarn shop and I'm a magnet for sock yarn.

Another view:

That's enough yarn for 30 pairs of socks. I'm sure you're thinking, "Gee, that isn't so bad." However, how many socks have I actually knitted? 4 and a half pairs. Yes, folks, in the four years that I've been knitting, I've averaged a pair a year.

Hmmmm. . . . getting out the calculator and the actuarial table, it seems that I've achieved SABLE. (Stash Acquistion Beyond Life Expectancy)

Here's an example of double SABLE:

That's sock yarn I inherited from my Mom's yarn stash. My mother inherited that yarn from her friend. We're talking antique sock yarn. Look at that price tag--39 cents!

My Mom's friend passed away about fifteen years ago and I wonder how long she had that yarn. And I think I better add the sock yarn stash to my will.

Onto something lighter and cuter. DeFeet of Cuteness

DeSnit of DeDay:

It's a warmish sunny day out. Am I going to get out and about and enjoy it? Noooooooo! Ms. Procrastinator has put off till the absolute last moment some work that needs doing. I woulda, coulda, shoulda done this two weeks ago. I woulda, coulda, shoulda done this two days ago. AAAARGH!


sonja said...

You CAN'T have reached SABLE. Recalculate. Besides, even if you decide not to knit it all, someday,someone will pull out some ball and go 'Wow! Would you look at that price tag! Only $14!' De Feet of Cuteness is perfect. What a terrific helper.

La said...

LOVELY tootsies! I just ador tuxedo kitties

Linda said...

I may have you beat on keeping yarn. I started an afghan back in the mid 70’s and it is stashed somewhere in a box. Instead of knitting the afghan I was crocheting. I first learned to knit, but then I really got into crocheting. It has been so long, I probably would know a knit from a purl. Happy knitting.