I made an inventory of my sock yarn in January and determined that, at the rate I have been knitting socks, averaging 9 pairs a year since 2000, I have 20 years worth of sock yarn to knit with. That's at least 270 skeins of sock yarn! (Some are 50 gram and some are 100 gram skeins.) I toned down my sock yarn purchases dramatically, except for Stitches West in February. I've used stash yarn to knit all of the socks I've recently made. I joined a few swaps and got rid of some yarn that way. (More came in the mail, but that's another story!) Last year I made a concerted effort to finish all of my second socks and pretty much succeeded, and hope to do the same this year. I finished a pair last night, which is the fourth pair I've finished in March, so I think I might be able to keep up with all of you. I can always knit CIC socks if I fall behind. I have lots of first socks to finish the mates to, so that helps.
I started a new pair of socks last night after finishing up the last pair. I was thinking they would be the infamous Monkey socks, but I may change my mind, depending on how the yarn looks knit up. I'm still on the ribbing right now. I will post my progress on my blog. The yarn is dark and looks like it would like to be Dublin Bay or maybe Maple Leaves.