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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Sock it to Me

Out of curiosity, I decide to pull out all of my sock WIPs. I usually have a pair of plain socks on the needles, and sometimes a pair of patterned socks, but not more than that. So I'm feeling a bit crowded with five pairs on the needles right now-and they're all still on the first sock!

I've got plain socks for my mum, plain socks for me, the Knitty Twist socks for mum, Darjeeling for me, and Springtastic for me for the Holla Knits KAL. That's a lot more than I'm used to, and it's a bit overwhelming. I used to be a huge sock knitter in college-I'd knit in all my classes, so it was easy to churn out a pair a week or two, but now I find more often that I'd rather work on bigger projects.

I certainly never intended to have five pairs of socks on the go at once-the Darjeeling socks have been in progress forever, and Knitty Twist's been on the needles for over a year as well. I started mum's plain socks around Xmas to work on at a concert, my plain socks in January to kill time before meeting a friend for coffee, and by then the whole sock thing had just totally spiraled out of control.

(Also, check out my new rug! It's awesome and squishy and I totally love it, even if it took a year and a half for me to pick one out.)

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  1. I'm afraid to pull out all my WIPs. It would be an ugly pile. You are brave! And it all looks manageable. Happy knitting!

  2. If you're feeling surrounded, could you sock (haha) a few away in a drawer somewhere and ignore them until you finish a pair or two? That way maybe you can just focus on one or two pairs at a time and ignore the rest.

    I sort of have the same feeling with sweaters. I've got uh..4 sweaters on the go? And I'm plotting starting another? Granted, one I think I'm going to frog because I don't like the fabric nor the colour, but still. :P

  3. I like the purple mixed yarn you're using and the green mixer is fun also. I only have one sock on the needles that needs some surgery.

  4. Is there really such a thing as too many sock WIPs though? I think not! All of them are looking awesome!

  5. Oh, I have way more than five socks on the needles. I just can't help myself. Yours all look great!

  6. wow, that's a lot of socks on the needles, I usually have one pair on the needles if any but then I have a few shawls going at the same time...

  7. So many socks! At least they're good portable projects so you know they'll be done eventually ;)