Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Hey, it's almost Halloween!

And here's something scary...

The Sock Stash *cue creepy music*



... and more



... and more



These skeins were absent during the original sock stash photo:



Wow, now that's a lot of sock yarn! Much more than back in April (1st picture). Strangely, even though I have knit a lot of socks since then, I still have more sock yarn. This is why the current stash-reducing plan is so important. ;)

Lolly asks:

Do you have certain patterns planned for some of the yarns? Do you buy yarn and then choose a pattern?

I do a little of both. I am always coming up with great plans for specific yarns and patterns, but then I forget them. Now I have a "Sock Plans" spreadsheet to put that stuff in so I remember.

Does a certain sock yarn you have in your stash take you back to a certain event? (where you were when you bought/received it? what was going on in your life at the time?)

Yup! A few of the skeins remind me of various Sheep & Wool festivals where they were purchased. More remind me of certain people. I know there's yarn that Rachel dyed for me, the yarn I bought when I was with the Portland Knittyheads... You get the picture. ;)

However, there is another good part about this whole picture taking thing... I have actually catalogued the entire sock stash in a spreadsheet! While doing this I found out that my two skeins of Mountain Colors Bearfoot are actually the same color. The dyelots are quite a bit different, but the color name is the same. And the funniest part about that is that they were both received in swaps/SP exhanges!

16 Comments:

Blogger Zonda said...

Nice yarns there! And..um..I see a few similar skeins ;)

5:24 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

eek! Meant similar to ones in my stash :)

5:51 PM  
Blogger somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Gracious, and I thought I had stash! Thanks for sharing it with us.
=:8

6:08 PM  
Blogger Lazuli said...

It goes on and on! Where does it all live? In a special holy sock yarn shrine, maybe? Amazing stash!

7:01 PM  
Blogger helen said...

thanks for sharing. dear goodness!

yeah. i used to just buy nice yarn and hope for a pattern...but i find for me it works better to find a pattern THEN buy the yarn. although I am getting better at matching stash to sweater patterns. because instead of sock yarn, i have enough yarn to make like, 5 sweaters. eeep

9:44 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Now that's a lot of sock yarn!

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Susann said...

Wow! Can I come live with your sockyarn stash?

11:02 PM  
Anonymous Rosi G. said...

Did you dive headfirst on the bed on top of the yarn after you took the pic??

Cuz it sure does look tempting!

Nice stash!

7:53 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Oh! There's the Sock Candy! Quite a stash you have there - I don't think you're knitting socks quickly enough, LOL.
Hmmm....maybe I shouldn't bequeath my sock yarn stash to you.... :P

8:28 AM  
Anonymous rose said...

What a stash! I can't even find the 2 skeins I just gave you.

And you do so have yarn I would have wanted. There's some nice pink & blue & green stuff to the left of the first photo. But I'm happily awaiting the koigu, so it's all good

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Cookie said...

Nice stash! Let me guess.... you like blues? :-)

9:29 AM  
Blogger String Bean said...

*drools* You have Blauband! My favorite!!

11:53 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Dear god you have a lot of sock yarn!

You know it would take me like 10 yrs to knit all that?

12:13 PM  
Blogger Bezzie said...

WOW! But you know if you were any other knitter I'd have doubts--but you're such a dedicated sock knitter that if you stopped buying sock yarn today (hee hee! who would want to do that?) you'd probably finish that stash up in a year or so.

7:15 AM  
Blogger Alyson said...

Holy WOW! And I thought I had a lot of sock yarn!

7:16 AM  
Blogger Sunidesus said...

And I now understand why you asked if I'd seen the pictures on your blog! That is an incredible sock yarn stash!

5:48 PM  

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    A quest to use sock yarns:

    Yarns I've had:
    * means I really liked it

    4-ply Soft
    A Piece of Vermont*
    Alpafina
    Artsygal*
    Artyarns Supermerino*
    Austermann Step
    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
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    handspun
    Inspinknity*
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    JKnits*
    Jojoland Melody
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    Ruby Sapphire
    Sockotta
    Socks That Rock*
    Star (Classic Elite)
    Stitch Jones
    Sunshine Yarns*
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    TOFUtsies
    Trekking*
    Wick
    Wildfoote*
    Wollmeise*
    Wool Ease
    Yarn Pirate*

    In Progress:

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    Yarns in the stash:

    All Things Heather
    Ancient Threads
    Apple Laine
    Araucania Ranco
    Artyarns Ultramerino
    Autumn House Farm
    Baby Ull
    Ball and Skein
    Baywood Yarns
    Bearfoot (Mountain Colors)
    Briar Rose Fibers
    Brooklyn Handspun
    Cavyshops Handpaint
    C*eye*ber Fiber
    Cervinia Calzetteria
    CTH Superglitz
    Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks
    Chewy Spaghetti
    Classic Elite Alpaca Sox
    Colinette Cadenza
    Colinette Jitterbug
    Country Classic Yarn for Sox
    Crash Into Ewe
    Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop
    Curious Yarns
    Done Roving
    Dream in Color
    Duet (A Swell Yarn Shop)
    Dye Dreams
    Ellen's Half Pint Farm
    End of the World Farm
    Fashion Trend Sportivo
    The Fiber Denn
    Fleece Artist
    The Flock Bransonas
    Fortissima
    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
    Fyberspates
    geeyouknit!
    Gjestal Silja
    Great Adirondack Soxie
    Greenwood Fiberworks
    Jaeger Matchmaker
    Jarbo Mini Raggi
    Jawoll
    Jawoll Cotton
    Just Our Yarn
    Knit Purl Natural Collection
    Kona Superwash
    KP Dancing
    KP Essential Tweed
    Lime & Violet
    Lisa Souza
    Louet Gems Pearl
    Luxe
    Mama Llama
    Merlin the Cat
    Meilenweit Cotton
    Meilenweit Trend
    Mind's Eye Merino/Tencel
    Mirasol Hacho
    Misty Mountain Farm
    The Natural Dye Studio
    Neighborhood Fiber Company
    Over the Rainbow Twinkletoes
    Peterle
    Pigeon Roof Studios
    Pine Woods
    Posh Yarn Lucia
    Prism Saki
    Pucker Brush Farm
    Regia Surf
    Reynolds Swizzle
    Reynolds Soft Sea Wool
    Rio De La Plata
    Royale Hare
    Roz Houseknecht
    Schaefer Anne
    Scout's Swag
    Sheep Shop Wensleydale
    Shelridge Farm
    ShibuiKnits
    Sockenwolle Unipo
    Spirit Trail Fiberworks
    Spunky Eclectic
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    Sweetgeorgia
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    Wisdom Yarns Marathon
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    The Woolen Rabbit
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