I assume some of you might be getting bored with my sock mania. But here is the thing, I have too much sock wool.
In the weeks before Christmas one of the supermarket had a promo/bargain sale of sock wool. You could buy packs of 4, each ball of yarn being 50g. I couldn’t resist and got no less than four packs (one of them was a gift given to me) which makes 16 balls, enough wool for at least 8 pairs of socks. Plus I discovered I had another 3 balls of sock wool in my left overs from way back when. And it turns out I don’t use up that much wool per pair and because I mixed the colors of my first three pairs I still have a grand total of 10 balls of wool left plus the 3 from old times.
Get my over stock/supply problem?
So I decided to keep on knitting socks. I wonder, would anyone want to swap socks with me, as in, we knit for a swap in February, or whenever you’re ready? You could call me knitting sock mad. But if you would like to swap with me, let me know.
You might wonder where do I get the time? Well, I have more time than most people. I am a homemaker and because it’s winter there is less work/gardening to do outside (growing vegetables). But I knit mostly in the evenings (I’m getting good at knitting in the dark. Knitting and a film at nighttime is something I like) or sometimes in the quiet of the morning for maybe half an hour, after breakfast when others might read the morning paper. And I’m getting faster, it seems. I’ve knitted this current pair from two of the left over wools plus a bit of the new navy blue. These should be done by tonight, maybe tomorrow. I knitted the two socks in parallel because I don’t want anymore leftovers, so I knit until I run out of wool on both socks and then swap colours. I’ve just finished the lavender/pink colour and swap back to the cobalt blue mixed with the navy blue now.
Have you crafted, knitted anything this week?