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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