My last pair of socks sent courtesy of the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin' Sock Club 2006 has finally been completed. Just in time to cast on the first pair of this year's club installment. I have loved every pair...so far.
"Winters Eve" was cast on with one of the lightweight, semisolid colors called Mustang Sally. I purchases the intensely colored raspberry beads from an online source, Earthefaire.
My guilt in not keeping up with the shipments was assuaged once I joined Revelry and a group called Socks The Rawk. The amount of clubbers that hadn't knit from their STR stash was huge. An entire thread is devoted to those giving up their spot as a coveted STR club members. I am in great company. For the amount of money two years exclusivity cost, there was no way I wasn't knitting these.
I regret that I rank among those not renewing. I can purchase more skeins of STR for the amount that it costs to be a third year member. There are no regrets. Every skein and pattern were a delightful surprise. The pattens, all by talented designers, stretched my skills and had me knitting socks with stitches and styles that I may not have chosen otherwise.
The latest installment is the lovely Lenore, a pattern written by the Yarn Harlot. The yarn is a coveted skein from the Raven series that is making a November debut. I already anticipate several purchases based on this months color. Those black muted tones are just my style.
Meanwhile I bid fond farewell to the club and make room for other rabid sock knitters who will be sure to enjoy a years worth of socks and surprises.
A quick "footnote", I found the perfect shoe to show off hand knit socks and worth every penny. My new Fluevogs are comfortable and allow me to show off knitted heels as well.