Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Good Morning!

It's very early - I couldn't sleep last night trying to figure out what to do about this yarn that I put up on the website that sells out in a split second. Nothing much to do except order more next time - and apologize to those who weren't able to get what they wanted. You'll be happy to know that I'm placing huge orders with Apple Laine, Duets (I've already ordered twice more and haven't received it yet but should soon!), bringing in all the colors of Louet Gems Merino, and re-order twice as much cashmere from Zen Yarn Garden! I've got lots of other stuff on order but it's a waiting game because the amazing Indie Dyers can only do so much!

Angela asked if she was missing a step with sock blockers. Truthfully, I've never used sock blockers until I got them in and couldn't really understand why they were necessary - BUT do they ever make a difference in the finished sock! After blocking, the ladders (if you have any)disappear, the stitches are smooth - all in all it just makes all the effort of knitting the sock in the first place, worth it.

Capi from Arizona told me yesterday that there are sock knitters, sock yarn addicts, and sock yarn collectors. She has, without opening 2 orders from Pick Up Sticks, 652 different colorways of sock yarn. This definitely puts her in the collector category - I, myself, am probably an addict but I've never stopped to count my stash (what a terrifying thought!). Uylond is probably also a collector because she wants to have 365 pairs of socks in the works. That is a delightful thought! So the question is what are you? And what do you aspire to be?

Knitter - has a few skeins ahead other than what is being worked on, but has virtually no self control issues when it comes to sock yarn.

Addict - has lots and lots of skeins of sock yarn; many,many socks without partners because something new always arrives and you can't wait to try it.Some self control issues when it comes to sock yarn! Not sure where all of the sock yarn actually is hidden around the house.

Collector - has crossed the line from knitter and addict to the place where an intervention may be necessary. Is happy with an amazing array and display of every possible type of sock yarn out there. Is blissful if she/he owns all the colorways in their favorite line of yarn. True joy comes from knowing that she could knit whatever sock strikes her fancy with just a look in the direction of the shelves that store her record breaking collection.

ok, your turn.....

13 comments:

Monika said...

I'm still a Knitter, but with a hint of a Collector. I have sock yarn for at least a 100 pair of socks. No way have I all the sock yarn I would like to own, but I'm working on it! ;o)

Alyssa said...

I'm a collector. No two ways about it. I love knitting socks and I love searching out new yarns.

Roxanne said...

Oh my, I think I'm *still* a knitter when it comes to sock yarns for *now* - now being the operative word here...LOL

Angela said...

Knitter.

Of course, I just discovered sock yarn three months ago.

Give me time.

~A

Susan said...

I just discovered socks this past Xmas after knitting two pair as gifts. Having found a whole on-line community of sock knitters (dare I say cult?)I am well on my way to addiction. Have two singles currently languishing for want of a mate, two more on the needles, just ordered more double points, have eleven more skeins waiting and an order of the new sea wool on the way.

Yup, I'm in trouble now folks.

On the bright side, my husband says sock addiction is cheaper than sweater addiction.

Amen!

Anonymous said...

It is funny you should mention this because just last weekend I sorted all of my sock yarn and put it in a 31 gal. Rubbermaid container and coudn't quite close the lid on it. I didn't realize I had so much sock yarn. I'm afraid to count how many skeins are in there. I guess I would be a collector. Donna A.

Mia said...

I am an addict with regards to regular yarn but sock yarn is another story. But I am still an addict there but I wish I could remember where I put that skien of lime green sock yarn.... Oh, well MDS&W is coming up and I can just buy another skein there....

Emma said...

I'm somewhere between Knitter and Addict. But I have aspirations of being a Collector!

kayc said...

I'm definitely a collector. Have sock yarn for over 384 pairs of socks. I love new yarns and colors!!!! And I love this blog.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to chime in and say I read your blog too, but I'm usually a lurker. I don't read every day, but try to catch up about once a week.

Tee

Ann said...

I think I'm a knitter - just find sock knitting so additive & of course love buying sock yarn - I don't think I want to be an addict but will aim to be a collector so that I can sit & admire all the beautiful colors.

Carina said...

I think I'm somewhere between an addict and a collector. I have way more yarn than I can knit, but I don't have every colourway in anything. Give me time and money and maybe I can realise my dream of having one skein of each of sweetgeorgia's colourways. mmmmm. Oh, and I have no compunctions about buying multiple multiple skeins of my favourite colourways...

Michelle said...

I would say I'm a collector. I've only started knitting socks in January, but I've been buying sock yarn for years just because they're so pretty. I've got a closet full of sock yarn, and I love it! Sometimes I just sit on my closet floor, and "play" with my yarn: look, feel, reorganize, repack...