Yet Again

August 16, 2019

A quick glimpse through my stash might lead you to conclude that I only knit with sock yarn. You’d be wrong but only somewhat.

Sock yarn is so easy to buy because I always know what I’ll make with it. As opposed to the two skeins of Tosh DK, one orange and one dark grey, that I bought several years ago in Maine. Or the lusciously soft merino-alpaca blend that I couldn’t resist but am paralyzed by choice when it comes to selecting a pattern, a dilemma that applies to just about all yarn in my stash.

Thank you for coming to my “Stash Psychology” TED talk.

The chevron pattern of Rita Taylor’s “Antigua” socks provided just the right amount of variety for the bright colors of Bumblebee Acres’ “Sansa” yarn.

close up of folded knit sock in orange, blue, green yarn

I made the leg longer than the pattern called for and included an Eye of Partridge heel, my favorite.

close up of folded knit sock in orange, blue, green yarn

They’re now wrapped in tissue paper and tucked away for a special December birthday.

two knit socks hanging to dry

Neither of my two current WIPs is a sock. How long do you suppose that’ll last?

6 Responses to “Yet Again”


  1. Your socks turned out beautiful!
    Oh, I know what you are talking about with the stash. I have bought a lot of skeins just because they are gorgeous, only to languish in the bins. There are just more uses for random sock yarns than for most of the other weights.

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  2. Beautiful colour and pattern combination šŸ§¶

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  3. knittingjane Says:

    They look very cosy šŸ˜Ž

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  4. Melissa Says:

    Eye of Partridge heel. What a great name. It sure looks comfy. Your colors are always wonderful. How great that there is such a variety of variegated yarn available. Getting projects lined up for fall & winter knitting is great. Happy knitting.

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  5. Arlie Corday Says:

    Works of art, Mary Ann!

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