New Club Yarn is Here!

Just when things were looking irreparably bleak on the knitting motivation front, I got a package in the mail.

Fellow Rockin’ Sock Club Members, you know what I’m talking about.  If you don’t want to ruin the surprise, just turn around and walk away right now.  Cause things are about to get crazy in here!

Rooster at Burgis Brook Alpacas
Rooster at Burgis Brook Alpacas

I pulled in the driveway after work this afternoon and thought to myself “I really hope my new yarn is here from Blue Moon.” It’s about to be a holiday weekend, which means no mail on Monday!  So if it didn’t come today or tomorrow I was prepared to have a yarn-withdrawl tantrum.  Fortunately for all of us, this did not have to happen.

There were teasers about the yarn and pattern for this month’s shipment that left me expecting bright, playful colors.  Maybe it was the YouTube Video from Fraggle Rock….funny, right?!  Or the playlist of songs talking about rainbows and The Flinstones and other cartoon characters.  In any case,  the yarn was not what I expected at all, but that is part of the fun of the surprise.  At least this month it worked out and I love the colorway.  Last time, I found the clues to be misleading and didn’t like the colors at all, so this was a welcome surprise.  Anyway, without further ado:

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  • Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock lightweight in Pepe La Plume

  • Pattern: Fraggle Squiggle Socks by JC Briar

I love it!  These are my colors and I absolutely would have chosen this colorway for myself.  I’m not as sure about the pattern, however.  It seems nice enough, but it’s hard for me to get a clear idea of the stitch patterns in the photos.  I didn’t even want to try to take a picture of the pictures!

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The yarn is also pretty contrasted, so the lace/squiggle pattern seems obscured by the color changes.  I’m on the fence about what to do here.  At one moment I want to start knitting the yarn immediately in a different pattern; the next moment I feel brave and want to take the plunge and knit the two together as intended.

When I think about why I joined this sock club to begin with, I am reminded of my desire to take on new challenges, to try things outside my comfort zone.  This may be precisely one of those moments in life where I’m being called upon to follow through with my intentions…drat!  Yeah, I think I’ve just talked myself into it.  Okay, off to wind up some yarn and blindly cast on!

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5 thoughts on “New Club Yarn is Here!

  1. I was expecting brighter colors too, so I was disappointed when I first saw the yarn. But I think it’s growing on me. I’m also not crazy about the pattern, but I think I’ll give it a try. I also joined the club to take on new challenges, so I guess this month is my real sock club challenge!

  2. I love the colors! And the colorway name.

    I still haven’t started the toe up socks from my April One Skein club. But I didn’t join for a challenge, I just love my LYS!

  3. Oh, I love the colours! I’ve never knitted with STR, but it always looks scrummy whenever I see it. I know what you mean about the pattern dilemma – I have the same issue with the sock club I signed up for this year. I’ve come down on the side of not being a slave to the club – if I don’t like a pattern I am giving myself permission to alter it, or just not use it at all. I can’t wait to see what you knit this up into!

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