in an attempt to avoid adding another orphan to the pile, i have been slowly plugging away at this lovely pair of sockens ....
... a pair that will see lots of action. a very practical pair. a pair that will last for many many years. but, i'm kinda bored.
as an active member of ravelry and their sock knitters anonymous group, i am constantly stimulated by the plethora of socks on that site!
each day, i think, 'oh ! i want to knit those !'
and i can, and i could, if i just cast on.
but ... i have this wee stash of incomplete pairs ....
it's hard to believe that if i just finished these, i'd have an extra 14 pairs of socks to wear!
so, here lies the problem ... i don't like doing the same thing twice. i had a conversation the other day with chak-a-khan. she can make the same thing twice. she can make the same thing more than twice. me? not so much. but, it was an interesting revelation, that probably seems obvious to everyone but me.
the resolution? perhaps the mates don't have to match. i mean, yes, i use the same yarn, but not necessarily the same pattern. maybe. i don't know. i mean, it seems kinda an injustice to not knit a proper pair of pomatomus, or to not have such striking yarntini jaywalkers. i feel confident in making the matching green marigolds ... but probably because i don't normally knit toe up.
knitting theory: so, if i knit a mate, once a month, i will have all my pairs by next spring.