Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Get the oxygen.

I just figured out that this undyed yarn shipment this morning contains three miles of sock yarn.

THREE.

MILES.

I DON'T EVEN KNIT SOCKS.

I'm now going to go breathe into a paper bag.

9 comments:

Bells said...

yeah but lots of us do! :-)

Breathe Julie. Breathe.

Sheepish Annie said...

Oh. My. God!!! That's a whole lotta socks there. Well, for those of us who knit them, anyway! I'm a little giddy, here...

April said...

You know, sometimes ignorance is bliss. If I can live my life in total ignorance, so can you.

AFTER you take a picture of The Baby. *not so subtle reminder, Sis*

Terby said...

Mmm. Sock yarn. I love sock yarn.

Melissa said...

Three MILES of sock yarn? Sounds like heaven to me!!

PS. I know you had asked for colour suggestions awhile back, but I'm a lame commenter. I vote for a skein of hot pink, lime green and lemon yellow ... I think that would make fab socks. Or a lace shawl. Or anything! Springy and delicious.

Amy Lane said...

You know that Homer Simpson thing with the drool..."donuts...eeeerrrrrlllllll"
--Yeah--I do that with sock yarn. Mostly I'm a color-slut--but my favorite combinations are surprising ones...dark watercolors with a flash of orange, or rainbow brights against a black background--that sort of thing... you know, in case you were wondering or anything... (And about the steek-along...I've got two or three projects that I MUST finish--the cable for the Arwen cardigan is coming along nicely, btw-- and then, if everybody's not all finished or anything, I'll hop on the bandwagon and haul ass...so, would Lorna's Laces Shepherds Worsted be a good substitute, or do I need a slightly bulkier yarn?)

Sarah said...

yeah, sock yarn :D but seriously that is really a lot. But think of all the different color combos you can try. Also you might not like the purples now but maybe they will surprise you when knit up.

Julie said...

For the steek-along, any weight you WANT to knit with is fine - you fine-tune it to your own gauge. But remember, it's stranded color, so the fabric comes out twice as thick as your yarn. Worsted weight is fine for an outdoor jacket. If you want an indoor cardigan, you're looking at sport weight.

Bells said...

Go Amy! do the steek along! Come on! Seriously, at the rate I'm going you'll overtake me even if you start late.