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.....