Friday, August 12, 2011

Being a "horrible warning" continued

Oh you came up with some wonderful suggestions for using my single solitary socks - sock puppets, very clever, or just pick two and wear them as a "pair" very cutting edge. Now I have no problem wearing mismatched socks as long as they are both the same weight yarn, but if they aren't I have this "princess and the pea" sensory thing going and I feel like I'm leaning to one side if one sock is thicker than another -- I know this makes no sense but I've never been called the most rational of people. The sock puppet idea is just the ticket for some of the butt ugly ones. You can improve almost anything with googly eyes - LOL!

But the cold hard facts are I really don't need to wear mismatched pairs of socks at all because I have lots of hand knit socks -- LOTS AND LOTS of hand knit socks. And here is the shameful evidence.....

this drawer is huge and it holds about 50 pairs of hand knit socks at the moment. The drawer is about 22 inches wide and even deeper than it is wide. It is an vintage dresser I rescued from my sainted grandmother's attic about 22 years ago. It is huge and made of solid wood and weighs at least a ton. Moving men hate this dresser and every time it has been moved it has involved a long flight of stairs.

Anyway as you can see I have lots of socks, and as the picture tells the tale I'm very fond of striped socks. All of these socks and a bunch more I've given away have been knit in the last 3 years or so. Can you tell I really took to sock knitting? I love socks because they are portable. I never leave the house without a sock project in my bag. And sock yarn is always so reasonable in price. I've paid anywhere from $5 for yarn for a pair to my most decadent purchase of cashmere sock yarn which was about $26. But oh the fun you can have for that price! I obviously don't need anymore socks but what does that have to do with it? I will continue to knit socks forever and ever and ever and ever and ever.

It is a good thing that my vices are not illegal, or immoral, however they aren't always inexpensive - but hey, two out of three ain't bad.(credit to Meatloaf). So remember if you can't be a good example, you will have to serve as a horrible warning. And that is your reminder for today.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead of you. I'm planning on sewing and stitching and knitting!

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. You are sooooo you have a sock fettish......they say a good confession...ya feel better?

  2. I am so jealous of your sock drawer. I wish you lived close by so you could help me turn the heel of the only sock I've ever knitted. Maybe then I could make the other one instead of staring at the knitting bag in fear, because you CAN wear mismatched socks but you CAN'T wear just "one".

  3. Well I guess I'm lucky to live near you and be the only one of your friends who can't knit. I have plenty of sock yarn that needs to be knitted upsince crochet socks are just not as darling as yours!

    Love my new DS Quilts fabric! Go Denyse Schmidt!

  4. WOW that is quite the sock collection.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  5. OMG I love your sock drawer! That is absolutely gorgeous! and so much fun! Oh how I wish I could knit...I'm just pitiful when it comes to knitting.

  6. I have a thing for socks...LOVE them. I would imagine handmade striped socks are the absolute best. I don't knit but if I did I'd have probably 2 drawers full!

  7. How wonderful to have so many different hand knitted socks to your disposal. I love the array of colors!!

  8. Wowww, I just love your sockdrawer !!! Amd I love the colors that you used .... think I have to emigrate to the US to buy some of that amazing sockyarn :-))
    Patti xx

  9. Carol
    All I can say is TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING IS WONDERFUL(Mary Engelbreit)!!!!
    Here's a "use" for your "one sock to the pair"...stitch a small change purse frame to the top and create a beggar's purse...Mackenzie-Childs sold these many moons ago and I've starting collecting them on Ebay...I use them, too!
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart


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