Thursday, January 17, 2008

Conspiracy Theory

While T. has been trying to avoid knitting socks, I have embraced it with open arms and joyful DPNs.

My obsession seems to stem in part from my stash. For some reason, I seem to have accumulated a large quantity of sock yarn. Is it because sock yarn can be found in such luscious colors and sumptuous fibres? Perhaps the fact that a little yarn seems to last a long time has something to do with it? Or maybe I just don't have a backbone.

I have finished this sock for someone's upcoming birthday. (Not you, T. LCBrown vetoed this color for you so if you really like these socks, you know who to blame.)

Here is some yarn I picked for 30% off on Boxing Day. I just love online shopping, don't you? No nasty lineups. No beligerent shoppers. Just me, my coffee and some yarn.

T. is also contributing to my sock yarn stash. She picked this up for me on her recent trip. Isn't she a doll?

My SIL got me this great hand dyeing kit for my birthday.

And there are so many great patterns and books to tempt me.

I think it's a conspiracy. You all want me to knit you socks, don't you?


Lauren said...

It looks like you had a very successful online shopping adventure! When are you going use your new dye kit?

T., if you like the colour, please forgive my poor judgement!

T. said...

LC - I don't doubt your judgment at all!

And what birthday? (I'm not acknowledging any ....)

Anonymous said...

I love how you are taking no responsibility for the sock yarn ending up in your stash. Does it sneak into your house in the middle of the night?

And the socks are lovely - too bad my birthday's not coming up any time soon...