I hang out on a Ravelry group called "Monstersocks" who talk about things you can do with sock yarn scraps. One of their threads is called "flash your scraps", and tonight I pulled out (most of) my sock yarn scraps to take a photo to add to the thread.
While I was there I weighed them, and I rather wish I hadn't. This pile weighs 1.5 kilograms. That's enough for 20 pairs of socks, and neither Leon nor I wear multi coloured / striped socks. It's enough for me to finish my neglected sock yarn blanket three times. It's enough for rather a large number of baby items. It's approximately four and a half kilometres of yarn, not reflected in my obsessive stash counting. I don't really know how the sock scrap stash got so out of control, although I think the fact that it only takes 60 grams of yarn to knit a pair of socks for me, and 70 for Leon, may have something to do with it. Anyway, I'm going to calm down and cast on a pair of socks for my father, who does like stripes, the louder the better.