When I made up my mind to enrol in the Blue Moon Fibers Rockin’ Sock Club for 2008, I decided that I was in it to stretch my personal boundaries….. and to that end, I wanted to knit the yarn sent in the pattern designed for it, whether it was what I would have initially chosen or not. The idea was to learn whatever each pattern had to teach, the way it was written, and to enjoy each colour just as it was. Well, let me just say that I have not yet been disappointed! I love the feel of the yarn – nothing nicer to knit with that 100% merino sock yarn….. and while I have not always enjoyed every moment of each pattern, I have come away with a lovely pair of socks each time, and can honestly say that I have learned something and have become a better sock knitter along the way.
The July shipment arrived yesterday, and while I would not normally choose pastel type yarns, I will admit to being tickled by this Goody Goody yarn! It is simply delicious, and I fell in love with the Gumdrop pattern too! (I can just hear Gingy saying “not the gumdrop buttons”!) So I sat down and knit… and knit some more…. and this afternoon, I turned the heel on that first sock.
The delightful thing about this one is that with the garter stitch heel and toe, you can turn your sock inside out and wear it that way. Have a peek:
Cute huh? For those of you who love details:
Fiber: Socks that Rock Lightweight in Goody Goody for the 2008 RSC
Needles: size 0 or 2 mm dpns
Size of sock: I can never get guage, so am knitting a size small for my size 9 feets
I can’t wait to finish and wear these ones!
Edited to add – first sock done!