Monday, March 05, 2007

Progress and the Rockin' Sock Club Kit!

A bit of progress was made on Thermal this weekend. I'm only a few inches away from dividing for the front button placket. Hooray! As it goes on, I'm really falling into a rhythm with this pattern. Something kind of zen about knitting for hours and not always making any visible progress. Well, it's zen if I'm in a good mood otherwise it's just damn frustrating. :) As I knit I sometimes find my self singing in my head the song that Dory sings in Finding Nemo. Except instead of "swimming" I'm thinking, "Just keep knitting. Just keep knitting. Just keep knitting, knitting, knitting. What do we do? We knit, knit."

Last night I picked up the neglected Conifer Sock from the Pick Up Sticks Sock Club. I finished up the leg and got past the pretty heel. The pattern designer added a lot of unique detail to it and I actually had to pay attention while knitting! :) Some people were having trouble getting the sock over their heel so I was thrilled to find out it went over mine. It's a bit tight pulling it on, but once it's on it fits perfectly. (Needles: 2.5mm Inox; Yarn: Apple Laine Apple Pie in English Garden).

Spoiler Alert ****2007 Rockin' Sock Club Kit ****
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And here it is. Finally! The absolutely awesome first kit from the 2007 Rockin' Sock Club. The color is Monsoon (mediumweight) and it is incredibly appropriate in light of the dismal weather we have been having lately. The pattern, Inside Out, is really different and I look forward to casting on as soon as I finish up the Conifer socks. Along with the yarn and pattern, the kit included the adorable little emergency skein key chain, a sticker, the newsletter, and a very nice custom binder (definitely a step up from last year's). I'm so happy I joined again and I am now already anxiously waiting for the next kit. :)


mle said...

wow! that STR looks awesome! and your Thermal is really coming'll be done before you know it!

Adrienne said...

Isn't it funny how the Petals yarn is so bright and the Blue Moon is so dark, yet they are both to die for!

Kathy said...

Thermal progress is impressive.
As for STR I WOULD be jealous but irisheyeslynn al and I are going to THe Fold In marengo this week. Yarn trip! STR

Lynae said...

I got my kit tonight!

LOVE the pattern and the color is FAB!

Monika said...

THis STR package makes me want to join this club too. Oh well. The Petals looks fantastic as well!

Liz said...

I'm in London, & I had to check to see if you got the STR package yet. Thank goodness you blogged it.

Chicago Jen said...

Oooh pretty conifer sock!! Soo, jealous of Kathy and Al going to MArengo this weekend!! We definitely need to plan a trip! I'm thinking I might need a break from dark colored yarn for a little and then I'll love the STR kit more. Also, my Mom told me this morning that she's added you to her Blogroll and aspires to your knitting greatness!! I figured you'd get quite a kick out of that!

Kim in Oregon said...

I didn't like Monsoon at first but it's growing on me. I can't believe mediumweight on little bitty needles will work, and I"m an incredibly looooooose knitter. We'll see.