Wednesday, August 08, 2007

gasp !

i've got a little 'dirty secret' to confess ...



... i've been knitting on lots of socks, but i haven't been knitting their mates. i keep telling myself that i will. but i don't. instead, i just cast on for something new ... because that's more fun. and now ... i have 18 orphans !

so, i think i should start knitting the mates ... maybe starting with one really old one and one rather fresh one, and maybe one super fresh not-seen-on-the-blog-yet one too.

we'll see how it goes. maybe.



22 comments:

Briana - Horse Hound Knit Spin said...

That's brilliant! And a little "A Beautiful Mind" of you. ;-)

Stacey said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Better get knitting!!!

Terhi said...

Wow. Wow. :-D I'll vote for the Pippi stockings, they look super cute!

Lisa said...

How long did it take to collect these orphans? It would be interesting to see if it takes less time, more time, or the same amount of time to knit the mates.....

Mouse said...

OMG.. that is too funny! Talk about Second Sock Syndrome!

Emma in France said...

Seeing your solo socks inspired me to knit a few myself. My two complete and a third on the needles don't even come close to that glorious array though!

kim said...

At first glance, I totally thought you were making an afghan!

Matching socks is totally overrated. Viva la mismatch!

Anonymous said...

Alrighty then, I call 'dibs' on the red ones, and the yellow ones, and the blue ones, oh and the green ones...me lik'a' orphens! You rock socks girlfriend!

melissa said...

they're all so nice, but it gives me major anxiety just thinking about how long it would take to make matches for them all! yikes!

The_Add_Knitter said...

You are a nut. But in a good way!!

Calling on Kahlo said...

You may need to open an orphanage or a want ad to help find their missing mate...

Dave said...

Dude, look down. See? Two feet. If you do two old ones for every new one you start now, you'll be done by ... 2012.

Michelle said...

I think there are benefits to single sock knitting.
1. No sibling rivalry
2. You never have to worry about finding it's mate.
3. Immediate candidates for Sock Puppetry
4. You're single handedly reducing Global Warming and reducing your Carbon Footprint by knitting only one sock.

Ok I made the last one up.

burnBabyburn!!!!!!!!! said...

Now that's an impressive walk o'shaaaame. ;D
I work on both socks at the same time; that's the kind of *virtuous* knitter I am...
(WaHaHaHaaaaaaa)

Anonymous said...

Glad to see the Kaffe worked up!

Natashua

yncmusic said...

What a lovely sock garden........

painter girl said...

you are a mess!
and they are so beautiful!
I love the pippi stockings and the pink stripey ones. I can't wait to see all of them in person.
I kinda like they way they look worn mismatched together. A little punk rock and a little pippi mixed together. You rock star you!

Kelly Chichester said...

I absolutely love it! I remember when I was teenager (before I was a knitter) I would wear mismatched socks. Maybe you could skip making pairs and start a new fashion trend?

Anonymous said...

Wow! I bow to your excellence. I'm too anal not to knit in pairs.

BTW, the gauge was in ribbing - not pattern or stockinette. Can we say pattern omission?

amanda cathleen said...

they may be orphans, but they make a good family! Great photo

Anonymous said...

no way! and i thought my one unfinished sock (going on several months now) was bad! I am secretly resolved i am not goign to knit its mate. but i won't tell that to the sock.

gray la gran said...

YES way! you go girl! teach that socken a lesson ;)