A few months ago I flashed my sock yarn stash on this blog. I still can't believe I managed to accumulate that much yarn, let along sock yarn, in the 18 months or so since I returned to Serious Crochet.
So when RoseRed announced that Southern Summer of Socks was back on this year, I jumped at the opportunity to participate again. After all, it gave me an excuse to commandeer some Sunnyboys of my own, and it also brought the sock yarn back out of the closet so I could spend a moment getting *ahem* honest with myself. My aim was to crochet five pairs of socks before April, mainly because I'll be receiving five projects-worth of KnitPicks sock yarn early next year.
Quietly, I hoped I wouldn't be purchasing any more sock yarn for quite some time. But things happen - I suddenly had money to spend on myself again, and I bought some Jitterbug and Malabrigo Sock as a present to myself. And they are lovely, lovely yarns, especially the Malabrigo Sock. Mmmmm...
The good news is that since I posted the first sock stash photo, I've crocheted three pairs of socks, sold one pair's worth of Patonyle and started another two pairs. I was only going to start one pair, but I came to a grinding halt last night when I looked at the pattern and suddenly got really, really confused. Also the Tofutsies yarn, which I thought was really pretty, had started to remind me of vomit.
So while I wait for courage to contact the designer to ask her what's up, I've started another pair using sock yarn that Bells gave me ages ago. I received the Crochet Liberation Front book the other day, and there's a lovely pattern for Dragonscale Socks. Here's the toe. No dragon scales yet, but they're coming.
And because I feel the need to be accountable, here's the latest photo of the stash. I really need to stop winding my sock yarn into cakes years before I actually start making the socks. I lose the skein bands and then wonder whether that red is Aracaunia or something else.
Did I tell you there is enough yarn here for 27 pairs of socks? I didn't? Oops.