Yesterday, I went through my yarn stash checking to make sure there weren’t any critters (there wasn’t), I did do a bit of an inventory and I have 51 skeins of sock yarn!
I buy sock yarn for all sorts of reasons; it’s pretty, you only need 1 skein to make a pair of socks (I don’t know how much yarn I would need for a jumper), souvenir yarn, feeling happy yarn, feeling sad yarn, etc, but I really must stop buying it (because I want to knit other things as well).
So I ordered Christmas sock yarn (from the Yarn Trader – it arrived fast and beautifully wrapped)
I started knitting Christmas socks in 2018 – that year I used the Fairy Lights colourway from West Yorkshire Spinners and I have returned to them this year with the Nutcracker colourway (it has a bit of sparkle as well). My 2018 socks are still going strong as well.
It is a busy yarn, so I will probably do a simple pattern – although I am tempted for this pattern (which I have in my stash).
I plan to start Christmas day (or maybe Christmas Eve), which means getting the swatch and planning done in advance.
I am still plodding along on Miss P’s blanket, but every now and then I need a bit of a change. I have started a new pair of socks – I have joined the Golden Honey Sock club, and this is my version of the Duke Who Gives it All Up socks. I think another pattern comes out in May so I need to get a move on.
I am using a yarn from Elsie Gray’s (my Albany souvenir yarn) and my usual 2.25 knitting needles.