Saturday, April 11, 2009

March STR Package

I can't believe I forgot to blog about this! A few weeks ago I got the March Rockin' Sock Club shipment. I was wondering who the pattern designer this month would be and, as soon as I saw those 1970s greens and browns, I knew it was the Yarn Harlot. I like the use of pink though, I think it gives it a nice softness and takes away from the 70s influence.

Look at that cute little baby skein!

Check out the pattern. The rosebud motif swirls across the foot as well.

Unlike the first Rockin' Sock Club package, I didn't rush to cast on right away. It might partly be because I have other fun things on the needles right now (I'm trying to knit three cowls in three days), but I suspect that it's mostly because of the colour of the yarn. At first I really didn't like it, but after seeing other people's finished socks, I'm coming around to it. I also like the idea of knitting with my sock club yarn, though I guess that's just an idea and I certainly don't have to stick with it. I love the pattern but I do have some STR LW in Firebird that I think would look lovely with this pattern. I just don't know. So until I figure myself out, I'm not going to do anything because life is too short to knit for the wrong reasons :)

Don't forget about my contest which ends at midnight on Monday. There are fun prizes to be won and I just found some yarn which I'd intended to offer as a prize but forgotten about so there are actually 4 prizes!

I hope everyone is having a great Easter weekend. I'm off to play in the park with my five year old cousin :)


Azura said...

OMG! I love the colour of your March sock yarn! I want to see it in person :D

You can always use it to make gloves ;)

Anonymous said...

Hey, I *like* 1970s green. :) 3 cowls in 3 days? You can do it!

Anonymous said...

I love it! If you decide you hate either the pattern or the yarn, I know of a good home for it. ;-)