A few weeks ago a friend pointed me toward this site, because she knows of my love for sock yarn, and also, they were having a sale. A sale, I will point out, that is still going on (go on, you know you want to look. I’ll wait).
I think we all know where this is going, right? Since the Sock Yarn Addict’s Club is over, and since I did manage to make a small dent in my existing sock yarn stash with sock pal swaps and so on, and since the whole goal of the pink ribbon breast cancer sock give-away thing was to make an even larger dent in my stash, I decided that I deserved to do a little bit of indulging. Guess was arrived in the mail yesterday?
The blue and white yarn at the top right is even a little bit sparkly! I am having all kinds of fun planning out what stitch pattern I can use for each new skein.
But first, before I can play with any of my pretty new (sparkly) balls of yarn, I must finish what I started with all that pretty pink superwash and the grand idea of making pink ribbons socks.
You see, back when I came up with the idea of giving away pink ribbon socks as a prize for donating to my Avon Breast Cancer Walk fund raising account, I started with ten balls of the yarn and I figured I might get five or six pairs out of it, tops. However, I did not count on this innnocent-looking pink yarn turning out to be the sock yarn equivalent of the knitting black hole. I keep knitting socks, and knitting socks, and it never, ever ends. Four pairs of socks into it and I have not even managed to work my way through half the stash. Gah. Four more pairs will be working their way off my needles over the next few weeks (since I sent out the first four sock winning notifications this weekend). I am almost a little scared to ponder how much yarn is going to be left after I knit my way through the sixteenth sock. I swear this yarn is never ending. But I said I would make pink ribbon socks til it was gone, and by golly, that’s what I’m going to do. Even if by the end I never want to see a pair of pink ribbon socks ever again.