Hehehe! Scared you there, didn’t I? C’mon – I don’t have that much. I’ve seen some of your stashes and mine is positively small comparitively. Come out all you Koigu hoarders! I know you’re out there! And don’t be jealous. Really. It’s hard having all that beautiful yarn. Everyday I’m overcome with guilt knowing I can’t knit fast enough – which yarn to choose next – AHHHHH! It’s torture, really.
It may come as a surprise, but yes, I’ve decided that STR and Jaywalker will become (heck, it already is huh!) my signature sock knit. I can’t imagine knitting anything OTHER than the two. I’ve tried. BELIEVE me I’ve tried. I go over and over that Sock Sensation book – Nancy Bush – the Internets – and nothing feels right. Nothing. Last night I wore my Fire on the Mountain Socks – my students have been watching me knit the socks on breaks for the past couple of months and they’ve never seen me WEAR a pair, so last night they had their class debut. Can I tell you, I caught myself not once but TWICE paying more attention to my feet than my students! I LOVE THESE SOCKS! (And based on the comments I know you all do too. It’s good to enable. Especially something this good.) So until Grumperina comes up with an equally fantastic sock pattern – that’s it. That’s all I’m making. (In the sock department – I’d love to knit something else anytime the knit gods are willing.)
Before you try to dissuade me, I gotta tell you, I’m one of those people who finds something she likes and buys one in every color. Shoes. Shirts. And now socks. I’m happy.
Some people have birthday week. I’m declaring this birthday MONTH! Today is exactly one month before my birthday! YAY! So, in honor of my birthday, I’m going to hold a contest on every Saturday for the next five Saturdays leading up to my birthday. LUCKY YOU! There are FIVE SATURDAYS between now and Dec 31. (Man that SUCKS for me! Five weeks until my birthday! Crap.) Every prize package will contain yarn. Some of it I will be destashing – sock yarn I will never knit up – see paragraph above – maybe some other yarn – maybe some STR. Maybe a Got Gauge t-shirt. Maybe some Sheep Cards. All good stuff! You gotta be in it to win it, so stayed tuned for announcements. LET THE CELEBRATION BEGIN! YAY!