Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The first step......

The first step to getting help is admitting that you have a problem........ ;o)

One of my friends Andrea mentioned that she was reading my old blog posts. She said that she laughed when she saw that I posted about having 50 skein of sock yarn. Yes, I now have more than 50 skeins. So I went back and looked through my old posts and discovered that on September 7, 2007 I posted my first blog entry. I thought why not have a contest for my blogiversary.

Yes, I am going to show you pictures of my sock yarn stash, all of it I promise, (no laughing Andrea or you either Michelle ;0). The contest will run from tonight September 7 til Monday September 13th at 8PM. The individuals that leave a comment guessing the total number of skeins, balls and/or hanks of yarn that I have in my stash without going over will win. I will have a first, second and third place winner. One guess per person. If there is a tie I will draw names to determine the tie breaker. What will the prizes be? You guessed it sock yarn.

Prizes:
First place - 1 Sundara 100% superwash merino yarn in the orchid colorway
Second place - 1 Tuscan Grove 100% Superwash Merino in the Venice base, colorway Whisper
Third place - 1 Red Rocks Fiber Works Aspen Sock , colorway It's a Go

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Everything on the floor and in the four bins is sock yarn.

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Here is a close up of the bins. Some have have two layers of yarn and some have three layers.

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Good luck everyone!!!

44 comments:

ConnieB said...

Just so we're clear, we're talking about actual number of balls/hanks/skeins, not pairs of socks, correct? So two 50g hanks = 2, not 1 pair. Have to make sure.....

Andrea said...

I'm going with 375 skeins. What time shall I come get you to take you to a 12 step program for yarnaholics?

Knit'inCrazee.... said...

Wow Dawn! That is quite a stash!! Ok I'm going to say there are.... 390 skeins/balls of yarn. I'm really anxious to hear what the real number is...

Happy Knitting!

Patricia said...

My guess is 290 skeins.

Stephanie said...

I'm going to guess 336. Wow - that's some stash!

Cricket54 said...

I think that's what Heaven must look like! *LOL* I'm guessing 430 balls/hanks/skeins.

amanda said...

Welcome back - it's nice to see you blogging again. Wow, that's quite a stash. I am going to guess you've got 418 skeins (which is my daughter's birthday backwards - Aug 14).

Fun!

Pretty Knitty said...

I am gonna guess a little lower, at 247. . .and I should win, if my calculations are correct. . .it's all about the math.

Andrea said...

I promise I'm not laughing at your sock yarn stash- I'm pretty much in awe, I knew you had alot but to see it all out there- Wow! Happy Blogiversary! I'm going to guess 395.

Michelle said...

Holy crap! OK that wasn't my intial wording exactly;o) LOL I am in awe...your sock yarn stash now way overpowers mine!! I'm going to give it a guess at 350 skeins.

Jean said...

Holy Crap, Dawn!!! And, oh, the wollmeise.... how the heck did you get that much WM?!? okay, so.... my guess is 275

Sarah said...

380 skeins. golly, you've a lot of sock yarns, I only have 4 :(

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Red said...

Wow. That is a LOT of sock yarn! My guess is low compared to everyone else but I'm going to go with 268. But I really have no clue. haha

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

My guess is an even 300. =)

quinn said...

401!!!

Anjali (BloreKnitter on Ravelry) said...

I am guessing 243 skeins. You have quite a stash there! I would love to dig into it and steal some skeins, just to make the count 243 :)

melanie said...

I'll go with 310. Wish I had that much sock yarn, but ok, I have just as much of everything else!

Amy said...

I am going to guess 317...yikes!

I would have to leave my house.

Anonymous said...

This is grammaknitsfor4 I can never figure out how to leave a comment in a blog ;(

Anyway...I think you have a wonderful stash...how fun! My guess is 299. Keep knitting!!!!

Alison said...

My guess is 255. And I'm really hoping for 3rd place because the colors in that skein are crazy gorgeous!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I taking a wild guess 407.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I'm going to guess 309, and it breaks my heart to see you almost out of sock yarn like this.

Kayla W said...

WOW.

215. I'm going with a lower number.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to go with 253!!! That's a lot of beyoootiful socks!

Kristen said...

Is it 219? That is a LOT of beautiful sock yarn.

ConnieB said...

I'm going with 427.

~RaenWa~ said...

Oh can I roll around in your stash especially the WM lol. I am going to say 455 I don't think anyone else picked that.

Jessica said...

Yowsa! that's a whole lot of sock yarn. My gut is saying 397 skeins, but I think that may be high. Happy blogiversary! I wish you many more years of sock knitting happiness. :)

Debbie said...

Goodness me! I'm going with 474...I'm sure that's way over...but... heck... that's a lot of fantastic looking yarn :-)

One Sheep said...

What a lovely, lovely sight. The only thing lovlier would be a pile of socks and shawls and assorted goodies. My guess is 207.

knitmomma said...

Red already said my first guess, so I'll go 258

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QBabe said...

Ok, I'm so NOT good at this stuff but I'll give it a try...my guess is 578

ikkinlala said...

Wow, that's a lot of yarn! I'm guessing 238.

Mary Hough said...

I'll say 365. Beautiful stash!

Avalanche said...

I'd have to hide a stash that impressive from my husband, and wouldn't that just be a crime?? It's too beautiful to be hidden away. I'm going to guess a conservative 333.

ktbowen18@msn.com said...

Wow, thats a lot of socks. My guess in 403 skein

Laura47 said...

I'm going to guess 342 skeins. And I'd love to compare mine with yours, but then my husband might find out how much sock yarn I *really* have, and we can't have that, now, can we? :-)

RoamingKnitter said...

Great organization for the yarn. Super great variety in the stash. My guess is 190 skeins.

Corrie said...

Okay Dawn. My guess is going to be 315. It was great to see you again tonight!

Gotta Knit! said...

Holy Cow you have a small store there. I'm going with 427 skeins/balls of yarn.

eclecticitee said...

Oh my, what a glorious stash, I'm truly in awe! My guess is 360, can't wait to find out how many there really are!

chana

Tim-tim said...

I'm going to go with 425 and hope that I didn't miss the cut-off. That's soooooo much yarn! *drool*

Little Miss S. said...

Wow, that's a lot of yarn... I am sure you have 409 skeins - and I am soooo envious. I would pile them up and sleep in the pile to be able to cuddle up with all that goodyness :)

helenlam said...

I'm guessing 366 skeins! Impressive...