But at the same time, I know it's impossible to knit all of them and wear them. I already have more than 150 sock patterns as pdf. And the patterns in the books I have in my bookshelf.
I asked myself if I am OK with wearing mismatch socks. That will half the work. But still, it's far too much than I want to do. Besides, I am not OK with wearing mismatch socks.
What if I knit just the legs? Leg/arm warmers? More than 150 pairs? NO.
What if I knit just one leg? Mismatched leg/arm warmers? About 80 pairs-worth? NO.
What if I connect them? Sampler tube scarf? Hm, not bad, except it takes forever. Maybe as leftover sock yarn project #1.
What if I knit a big tube, for a sweater? Connecting panels of each sock? I have tons of fingering yarns anyway. (If I have to, I'll stand corrected. Not "tons". "Pounds" just doesn't sound a lot.... or have I lost the sense already?) Hm. I can make a sock sampler sweater. Sounds good. Although I am not fond of lace socks on my feet, I am completely OK with a panel or two on my sweater. I am going to make a huge amount of planning, but, that's what I will need to do before starting a big project without buying any yarns, anyway.
I can still knit socks, from the patterns which have to be socks. Like Cat Bordhi's uniquely constructed ones.
Well, first, I'll finish sweater WIPs. Colette, Leavened Raglan, Watermelon Cardigan. Big planner, I am.