Fresh

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.

Shoshone Falls, Idaho
Shoshone Falls, Idaho

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.

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  • 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.

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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?

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6 thoughts on “Fresh

  1. I have made a couple of Monkey Socks and they both came out great. I really enjoy that pattern. I haven’t tried Leyburn yet, but I should. I am too much of a cheapskate to join one of the expensive clubs, sight unseen. Give me the chance to fondle, any day!

  2. The pattern picture isn’t calling my name. The colors are too…dispersed? Maybe some Leyburns would do the trick.

    I’m in my first club, and the first item was perfect! Haven’t made the second item, and the third…well, it’s cast on but I have quite a lineup of things that want to be made. So I’m not sure I’m cut out for the club thing. But it’s fun to have the anticipation when the next release is due!

  3. That yarn is fantastic 🙂 I agree with you on the pattern – and I think Leyburns would be neat, or even the inside out socks in the new knitty? RPMs? Jaywalkers? There are so many choices!

  4. I totally agree about this month’s pattern. I love the cheerful colors, but I’m not smitten with the pattern. I feel like it’s almost a waste to knit ankle socks and leave so much pretty yarn left over. But I’m definitely excited to knit something summery!

  5. Yeah… The pattern seems a bit “blah” to me. The color is okay in the big skein but the mini looks pretty cool. Could make a very funky Monkey for sure!

  6. Hmmm… I agree about the pattern. I guess it would show the colours off, but it looks a bit ho-hum to me too, to be honest. Nice yarn though!

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