Sibling Socks #1

With some of the money I made destashing knitting books last month, I bought myself another knitting book! I bought Cat Bordhi’s New Pathways for Sock Knitters.

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I had also been thinking about the best way to attack my stash strategically. Ages ago, I’d made an Excel inventory of my yarn, and I set it up to calculate the total length of the yarn in my stash in kilometres. I then set myself the goal of only having 10km of yarn in the stash at one time. Back in March I was so very, VERY close to 10km, but I’d destashed all I was willing to part with. I had large amounts of yarns left, and I wanted to use some of those up. One of these things was a skein of 800-odd yards of sock yarn that I’d bought to make knee socks. I didn’t feel like making knee socks any more, so I tried making it into a cardigan. It was obnoxious. The yarn is quite bright, so I decided it had to become socks.

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Then the lightbulb went on. I had this new, exciting sock book, with all sorts of socks to knit. I had a lot of sock yarn. I could combat second sock syndrome by knitting one of each sock in the book! I’ll end up with a set of socks that are related by colour and innovation, but not by construction.

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I figured I might as well start at the beginning, so I made one of the socks in the Sky Architecture chapter.

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It’s funny: two of the books I sold were Cat Bordhi’s other knitting books, A Treasury of Magical Knitting, and Another Treasury of Magical Knitting. This book is still the same chatty style (which takes getting used to) but I guess I’m just a sock person, because there is no way you’ll pry this book out of my clutches.

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Now I just have to decide which one I want to knit next!

If my socks are going to be obnoxiously bright anyway, who cares if they’re a perfect pair?