In preparation for the Summer of Socks 2007, I bought a little bit of sock yarn this month. And the mailman brought packages from both the Minds Eye and Rockin' Sock Clubs. And on Wednesday at Knit Happens, I added a summery skein of Fleece Artist Merino Sock yarn to my plans. I would show you pictures of all the new yarn, but I have not had the daylight free hour required to get good stash beauty shots. Tonight, I am in Atlanta, all the new yarn except for the Fleece Artist is home in Virginia, and hotel room lights and my tiny camera do not make for good sock in progress photos.
Like Claudia, I am a fan of the LIFO system of sock stash management. I started my first "official" SOS07 pair when I got sick of knitting Tulip ties right after I paid for the yarn on Wednesday. Then I read the various SOS contest rules and realized that I jumped the gun by about 10 hours. I'm OK with that; I did not join this knit-along for the fabulous prizes. I joined for the camaraderie, to "meet" some more sock knitters, and challenge myself to finish a few of the dozen or so unfinished sock pairs lurking in the wool closet and knit up at least a skein of the Minds Eye and Rockin Sock Club skeins that have arrived in my stash since the beginning of the year. I will now be winning the most socks contest (I do not have enough time to knit most days), I do not plan to do any sock designing this summer, and I will probably finish the current Fleece Artist Monkeys before I go on vacation July 4--so the vacation socks will fall inside of the rules.