Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Eighteen Pairs of Socks

Over the break I had some major nesting issues. I was like a squirrel who needed to stock up on all sorts of stuff for the winter. I placed a huge Col d'Lizard order and a less expensive but even larger Knitpicks order.

I do not usually order yarn on line. I only do it if there is something very specific I need for a project and can't easily get locally. When I knit Squidette's last blanket, I special ordered the yarn from one of my LYS's and paid a premium for it instead of going for the cheaper option on line. I'd really rather support my local businesses but ...

I'd been "window" shopping at Knitpicks a few weeks ago and saw a couple of sock kits that were calling out to me. All of the patterns looked really nice and I'd heard good things about the yarns. I put them in a shopping cart and let them sit there until the urge passed.

Then I got the email.

Two of the kits were now on sale.

I went to the site and discovered that all of the kits I'd picked out were still in my shopping cart. (yea cookies?!)

At that point I decided it was meant to be and hit "complete purchase."

I am now the proud owner of enough yarn to make 18 pairs of socks (not counting the couple of skeins I already had in my possession).

I immediately picked a pair for myself and let each kid pick a pair (Mike has more hand knit socks then the rest of us combined).

On the needles is my pair and Little Squid's pair. Mine has cables so it is an "at home" project and his is a "purse" project. Squidette's pair is the next in line.

One sock (mine) is finished.

Only 35 more to go!


Kathy said...

Here's to seeing all those pairs of socks!!!! I came to you from Dee's blog

Penny said...

I think your loom might be getting a treat sometime soon!

Yay for socks!

Anonymous said...

I've made several pair of socks from KnitPicks yarn. I don't think you will be disappointed.

While the yarn may not be as soft as some, it wears incredibly well.

Cookie said...

I guess we know what you're knitting this year. ;^)

Marni said...

If you need someone else to give socks to, I'll volunteer. My toes are cold!

Angela said...

Knit Picks sock yarn is fantastic for the price. You won't be unhappy with it. I went on their site the other day and my shopping cart was full of stuff. The urge had passed though and I didn't buy that stuff ... did buy some other stuff though :)