I don't make very many socks, but I have several friends who make a lot of socks who might have tons of sock yarn leftover. What in the world would a person do with all the leftover sock yarn? Make an afghan!
Erin from GradSchoolKnitter began this project in 2009 where she took three strands of sock yarn at a time using 7.5mm knitting needles began to knit an afghan. The pattern is a personal pattern of Erin's, but it looks to be simple knitting of every row.
I can empathize with Erin in having a project take an extreme amount of time. I began a pair of socks for my husband in 2008. I ended up frogging them in 2012. I started my Bog Jacket in 2010. Still working on it!
The thing I do like with Erin's afghan is how the colors work so beautifully together. Erin mentioned how the colors seemed to change with the weather or her moods throughout her life. All of our lives are probably like that as well. We have blue periods, red periods, yellow periods and more and what we knit represents those as well. It's amazing how our emotions can be seen in our knitting projects.
If you'd like to read Erin's blog post, please visit the post here. It's interesting to see the different pictures posted on her progress. Do you have any projects which have taken you a long time? I'd like to see them!