Thursday, June 29, 2006

To Flash or Not to Flash

There is a "flash your sock yarn stash" going on at Knittyboard right now. I jumped right in before considering the consequences of letting it all hang out. I am well aware that I have an outrageous amount of sock yarn (There are actually a number of us around the 70 pair mark - I'm at 71).

I love knitting socks and I love sock yarn. I have the money and space for my sock yarn collection. The amount I have spent on this sock yarn I would have spent at least as much on cigarettes in one year (good thing I quit smoking almost a year ago!). Believe it or not, I know what pattern I will use with each and every skein of yarn - I love to make lists! So, to all those people that like some gratuitous sock yarn pictures, please enjoy. Anyone else...Come back soon! :)

Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock

Top Row: Vera, Rainbow, Black Purl, Chocolate Mint Stripe, Bucks Bar, Embers, and Pacific Berries
Bottom Row: Sage, Brick, Peach, Carrot, Douglas Fir, Blackberry, and Safari

Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock

Atomic #6, Citrine, Lucy in the Sky, Harvest Moon, & Kryptonite

Top Row: Simply Stripes Vineyard, Sock Garden Hollyberry, Sock Garden Zinnia, and Essential Navy
Bottom Row: Landscape Cape Cod, Memories Fly Fishing, Landscape Mesa, Landscape Redwood Forest, and Essential Burgundy

Various Handpainted (Vesper, Sunshine Yarns, Claudia Hand Painted, Cherry Tree Hill, Fleece Artist, Mountain Colors, Koigu)
Top Row: Fleece Artist Merino Rose Garden, Fleece Artist Merino Jester, Cherry Tree Hill Birches, Mountain Colors Bearfoot Sierra, Koigu P858, and Koigu Yellow
Bottom Row: Claudia Hand Painted Red Wagon, and Claudia Hand Painted Chocolate Cherry, Sunshine Yarns Gryffindor Stripe, Sunshine Yarns Olive Stripe, and Vesper Astro

Hill Country Yarns
Scratch & Dent Aggies, Scratch & Dent Peachy Pink, Scratch & Dent Pecan, Scratch & Dent Blue Bonnet, Sweet Feet Honey Butter Striping, and Sweet Feet Chocolate Covered Kisses Striping

Trekking XXL
Top Row: 06, 100, 106, 66, and 78
Bottom Row: 30, 105, 05, 71, and 107

Opal, Fortissima, Lang Jawoll, Regia
Top Row: Opal Rainforest Chameleon, Opal Rainforest Ladybug, Forever Jacquard #20, Regia Crazy Colors, Lang Jawoll Jacquard #82
Bottom Row: Fortissima Colori Socka Disco #'s 9050, 9051, 9052, 9053


aija said...

Wow, I love your flash! Looks awesome.

Liz said...

Good God Alyssa, you weren't kidding when you said you had a lot of sock yarn last night! I can't wait to show these pictures to my husband, it makes me look so conservative in comparison. Don't forget to bring your Opal Tiger Stripes next week, I will buy it!

Emma said...

Thanks for sharing. It's fun to look at lots of pretty yarn!

Monica said...

I bow to your sock stash! You are my hero!

Anonymous said...

Oooh those are gorgeous! of course now you've opened the door for me to ask which patterns you have listed for each of those!

Anonymous said...

The yarn shops have nothing at all on you! If all of the yarn companies went out of business, perish that thought, you would be set for many a long time to come,

Kerry said...

Look at all that gorgeous Shepherd Sock...I dream of the day my stash of Lorna's Laces gets to be as big as yours! It's by far my favorite.

Lynae said...

Yeah, I don't come close to that.

turtlegirl76 said...

Oh dear me. I'm so freakin' jealous it's not funny. And I'm right there with you in number too. But I want the Lorna's, the Koigu and the STR and the...

Wow. Nice.

cpurl17 said..., what lovely yarn!! I'm so jealous!!

mf said...

OH MY!!! SO many NICE YARNS! I LOVE your stash!

adrienne said...

Aaah, so jealous! You have chocolate mint stripe, no fair!
But seriously, that's an amazing stash :)

Kim in Oregon said...

I just want to wear the Lorna's Laces in a ring around my neck. It's not my favorite sock yarn, but it is so pretty to look at!

I did my clapotis in Black Pearl

knit chick said...

I'm literally sitting here looking at your sock yarn dumbfounded. I believed you when you told use at GROUP about the sock yarn. It's just seeing all of it at once...


< bowing down cuz I'm not worthy >

Chicago Jen said...

OMG!! Girl your stash is amazing!!! It totally makes me want to go out and buy more yarn, but I'm currently on a yarn diet.... :(

Hope you're doing well and I'm sorry I'm going to be missing so many GROUP nights!!

Kathy said...


That is kind of an obscene flash. Oh my gosh. There isn't one in the group I don't love. You are back on the favorites list on my other computer!

amandamonkey said...

That is obscene.

I am so jealous.

Leigha said...

Wow. I didn't know they made an Aggie sock yarn (in the Hill Country Yarns picture), but now that I know, I'm desperate to get my hands on some. That 3-4 week wait for shipping is gonna kill me, though!

Thanks for sharing your sock yarn stash - it makes me feel better about mine. :)