It’s that time again, folks…Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin’ Sock Club time, that is!
After 3 shipments, I have felt mixed emotions over the idea of the sock club. There have been highs: the first shipment was a perfect harmony of yarn, pattern, and challenges. There have been lows: the next two shipments were both partial misses. Shipment 2 was a great pattern but I was underwhelmed with the yarn, and shipment 3 had great yarn, but much too dark for the season and the pattern.
As for this month’s shipment, I am still undecided. We’ve only known each other an hour or two, and first impressions can be a bit off sometimes. I’ll let you decide for yourselves, after a buffer photo, of course.
After receiving a dark mauve/purple yarn in the last shipment, I wasn’t sure if I could count on summery colors this time. Fortunately, they are as hot and bright as summer.
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock lightweight in Garden Daze
With colors ranging from neon yellow, celery green and fuchsia to a more sober forest green and violet red this has all the heat of a July afternoon. And in case you can’t quite picture how all those seemingly disparate colors will knit up, there’s the mini skein and pattern photo to ponder.
So far I am loving this yarn and feel just so so about the pattern. The best thing about it for me at this point in time is that it’s a relatively straightforward anklet. That means I might actually finish them in a reasonable amount of time. There’s an interesting cast on and some funky cables at the cuff to keep things fresh. But then I feel sort of “Bleh” when I look at it. Perhaps this yarn might be better suited for some funky Monkey socks, or a pair of Leyburns? What do you think?