Wednesday, January 09, 2008

And the winner is....

Sue with 80 pairs. Well done Sue, the first comment won! Thank you all for playing along with my silly game.

This is how I worked it out. I reckon an average pair of socks for me takes about 70g of 4ply/fingering weight wool. There are 54 different lots of 100g balls/hanks in the picture below. Some a little more, some a little less than but I reckon 100g is about average.
So 54x100=5400 (eek that is £5.4kg of sock yarn.. oops) 5400/70 = 77 pairs

That is a lot of socks! Maybe I need to consider what else I can make from sock yarn.One my list so far is the Chevron Scarf in Last Minute Knitted Gifts from two of my skeins of Socks that Rock (Watermelon Tourmaline and Fire on the Mountain as I love this one on Ravelry)
I also have Devan in my Ravelry queue and thought about using some of my Yarn Yard sock club yarn for it. Hmmmm. I wish there were more hours in the week for knitting.
(P.s. Mum is out of Intensive Care and was sitting up in a chair on the recovery ward tonight, the miracle of modern medicine. There is still a long way to go but things are looking up. Thanks for all of your best wishes... )

sock yarn 034

#

Brand

Name

Colourway

1

Zitron

Trekking (XXL)

Red/Gold

2

Moda

Vera Adore

Black/White

3

Hipknits

Sock Yarn

Green/Purple

4

LavenderSheep

Superwash Merino Fingering Sock Yarn

Pansy Patch

5

Ruby Sapphire Yarns

Luster Sock Yarn

Simone

6

Beyond Basic Knits

Merino

Red/Gold

7

Das Schneeschaf

Superwash Sock

Ravenclaw

8

Skein Queen

Supersoft Merino

Gryffindor

9

Bright Dyes

Hand Dyed Sock Yarn

Gryffindor

10

Blue Moon Fiber Arts

Socks that Rock - Lightweight

Lucy in the Sky

11

Blue Moon Fiber Arts

Socks that Rock - Lightweight

Little Bunny Foo Foo

12

Blue Moon Fiber Arts

Socks that Rock - Lightweight

Watermelon Tourmaline

13

Blue Moon Fiber Arts

Socks that Rock - Lightweight

Fire on the Mountain

14

Blue Moon Fiber Arts

Socks that Rock - Lightweight

January One

15

Lorna's Laces

Shepherd Sock Multi

Circus

16

Lorna's Laces

Shepherd Sock Multi

Watercolour

17

Lorna's Laces

Shepherd Sock Multi

302 Jungle Stripe

18

Lorna's Laces

Shepherd Sock Solid

22NS Turquoise

19

Posh Yarn

Lucia

Highland (?)

20

Posh Yarn

Emily (4 Ply Sock)

Deep Red/Pink

21

Posh Yarn

Lucia

Blue/Green/Yellow

22

Lorna's Laces

Shepherd Sock Multi

Purple Iris

23

Unknown

Merino Sock

Blue

24

The Yarn Yard

Sock Yarn

June

25

The Yarn Yard

Sock Yarn

April Yarn Club

26

The Yarn Yard

Sock Yarn

TdF Treize

27

The Yarn Yard

Sock Yarn

seize

28

The Yarn Yard

Sock Yarn

Trente Huit

29

The Yarn Yard

Sock Yarn

Dix-Huit

30

South West Trading Company

TOFUtsies

723

31

Klazien's Kreatie

Arwetta

K10

32

Colinette

Jitterbug

Kingfisher

33

Colinette

Jitterbug

Gaugin

34

Schachenmayr nomotta

Regia Stretch Color

81

35

Schachenmayr nomotta

Regia Mouline

1046

36

Schachenmayr nomotta

Regia Sierra Color

5546

37

The Yarn Yard

Sock Yarn

July – Strawberry Patch

38

The Yarn Yard

Sock Yarn

Conker

39

The Yarn Yard

Sock Yarn

TdF 35

40

The Yarn Yard

Sock Yarn

Aug-07

41

The Yarn Yard

Sock Yarn

Peppermint Pink

42

The Yarn Yard

Merino Sock

Oct-07

43

The Yarn Yard

50% Merino 50% Tencel Sock Yarn

September 07 – Doodle

44

The Natural Dye Studio

Luxury Merino Sock Wool

Purple/Green

45

The Yarn Yard

Sock Yarn

TdF Quatre

46

HipKnits

Cashmere Sock Yarn

Turquoise/Brown

47

HipKnits

Cashmere Sock Yarn

Wolves

48

Sirdar

Town and Country

Beige

48

Zwerger Garn

Opal Feelings

1705

49

Zwerger Garn

Opal Feelings

1701

51

ONline

Supersocke 100

1000

52

Lana Grossa

Meilenweit 100 Inca

1521

53

The Yarn Yard

Sock Yarn

Plush

54

Zwerger Garn

Opal Undyed

Red/Blue dyed with KoolAid

4 comments:

Queen of the froggers said...

Well done sue! Your sock yarn stash is lovely so I am sad not to have won!!! :)

Bajanknitter said...

Congrats Sue!!!!

scarletprincess said...

Well done Sue! "Wendy knits" made a log cabin blanket with all the left over yarn from her sock projects. Done a bit at a time would be a long term but worthwhile project? So glad your mom is a little better. x

Piglottie said...

I'm glad to hear that your mum is doing better. Well done to Sue. I have about the same amount of sock yarn as you so have joined Socks from Stash and pledged not to buy anymore sock yarn this year. So far, so good :)