3/25/2006

Mail Call!

I waited with anticipation, especially when I saw others receive theirs. Then, I got mine in the mail Tuesday (I would have posted before this but I have been down with a horrible cold or virus or something and feeling like crap..yuck!): My sock club kit and my first skein of Socks That Rock from Blue Moon Fibre Arts. OH MY GOD! These guys are amazing. So like the kit includes a binder with a cool cover, notes, tips and hints, a pattern for the skein included in the kit; a button and bumper sticker, a large skein of sock yarn and a mini skein in RainforestJasper which is the same colour as the large skein. I cannot tell you how special I felt (and how freaking glad I was to sign up so quickly - who knew they would have to close off membership because there were so many knitters to sign up?). The care and individuality of the kit and their concept of the sock club is really unique and very much appreciated. I do want to dive in and knit the sock now but I really have to get a start on my Sockapalooza sock (I may have to divide my attention). I am just so impressed with the effort (and fun) they have put into this sock club - very cool. So I was seeking out and counting all the skeins of sock yarn in my stash for the Sock Yarn Addicts Club and I came across some unfinished objects I forgot that I had started and just put away. The stash exercise was good for a number of reasons; reorganized my yarn, figured out I have enough sock yarn to knit a new pair each week for over a year (hint as to the number but I promise I will publish the actual number when I flash the stash on April 1!), got excited about all the cool yarn I have and the projects I want to get at and found the following: Okay, granted it looks like a big lump. It is Melody's Shawl from Morehouse Farms and I think I started it about a year ago. I had completed about 80% of it and then put it away; it became mind numblingly boring - knit, knit, knit, knit and the quad skein of lace just never seemed to get smaller. Oh, yes, in that mind numbing round I did get to knit into the back twice which ends up being the border for both ends of the shawl (it is knit in the round). So I am looking at this thinking I can get this sucker finished. So with a little (a lot) of time yesterday and today, knitting, knitting, knitting, knitting I am finally ready to cast off! Yeah! Something I will have cast off, cut and blocked by the end of the weekend. I am so hoping the miracle of lace happens for me like I have seen for others. Granted this will be very plain but it is just ugly right now. Stay tuned!

11 comments:

Jeanne said...

I really regret not joining the STR club; I love the yarn, but just have so much yarn right now, and couldn't make up my mind. By the time I did it was too late - grrr! More grr when I see what the kit is. I'm geeky about knitting enough that I would love the key chain!

Can't wait to see the shawl once its blocked!

Cynthia said...

Hey Jeanne, I couldn't email you back - wish I could. I couldn't believe it when they said the club was closed (apparently they have a waiting list); for me I think it was a total impulsive moment fluke. I didn't even think about it (even though I have soooooo much sock yarn) - I love their stuff! The little extras are awesome but I am thinking that these guys are the kind of company that they would never stop producing such little things for members. I hope you get in in the future and I hope you let me know where I can email you!

Rhonda said...

Gee, I wish I had know about the sock club. But maybe I wasn't in the Blog World long enough to know about it when people started signing up. Ah well, as you saw by my hat-boxes, I could knit socks forever now anyway. Just taking a little cleaning break & saw your comment... so I'm wondering around vitural space instead of cleaning. Good Lord, I MUST get back to it!

Can't wait to see the shawl after you've blocked it.

amanda said...

I was so happy to get my kit in the mail. Seriously, I felt like a kid that saved up cereal box tops to join the club to get the secret decoder ring. And I really like the pattern -- being a picky pattern person this says mucho.

Hope you are feeling better!

Melissa said...

The kit is soooo cute! I love the bumper sticker.
Can't wait to see more shawl pics.

Jeanne said...

I was surprised to see my comment posted - I hit submit and my computer crashed! Hopefully you can email me now....

Jeanne said...

I was surprised to see my comment posted - I hit submit and my computer crashed! Hopefully you can email me now....

Jasmine said...

Oh, I wish I had joined when I came across the club and they were still accepting new members -- oh well, it isn't as if I need more yarn or more things to knit -- but I am still jealous of the surprise boxes of fun in the mail.

jasmine said...

Oops, I'll figure out these blogger comments eventually.

Lorraine The Knitting Hammy said...

Hey Cynthia- That sock yarn is gorgeous- and not to worry- the magic of lace will happen- the Great and Powerful Hammy knows!

Wendy said...

I'm getting ready to start Melody myself. Question: Is the steek created simply by knitting in teh back of two particular stitches on EVERY round? (My pattern should arrive any day ...)