Monday, March 05, 2007

Blue Moon Sock Club...FINALLY!

I received my Blue Moon Rockin Sock Club kit today and I must admit, I am a bit underwhelmed....maybe the anticipation for so long caused me to have visions of grandeur that no one could possibly provide!?! George Clooney showing up at my door to present a box so heavy with free yarn that even he could barely hold up??? Rountrip airfair to the Blue Moon facility??? Oh the possibilities!! LOL!! (visions of grandeur here I'm tellin ya!!).

When I was contacted by BMFA to sign up for the second time, following their bank debacle, I was told there would be a very nice gift enclosed with the first shipment....their way of compensating everyone for all the trouble they went through. For some reason I was dreaming of yarn (reference above visions of grandeur)......but the 10% discount coupon will come in handy when I get ready to place another order....which will be soon I am sure!! (who am I kidding.....I'm already making my list!!) LOL!!

The pattern is one I will have to work/study on....a toe up pattern, but, I have been wanting to learn to do the toe up socks so this may be the nudge that I needed to get going on learning something new.

To date, I have only knit the most basic of socks and this pattern is going to require practice on my part before attempting to use my designated yarn. A lot of knitting terms that I haven't used in the past....but I am ready for a sock challenge!!!

I love the little emergency sock yarn keychain!!! Too cute! Mine needs a bit of work on it (loose yarn tucked underneath)...but maybe in doing a bit of repair work, I can figure out how to make them and use my scrap yarn to make matching keychains for all the future sock kits!!

In closing, IF George Clooney couldn't PERSONALLY deliver my Blue Moon Sock Kit......then I guess that is O.K. I'm glad to get my first kit and already looking forward to the next one!!!

8 comments:

Emily said...

George Clooney didn't deliver mine either! I'm glad it wasn't just me... The pattern is toe-up? That's going to be a challenge for me too - I've never made a toe up sock. We can struggle together. Love the yarn color though!

Emily said...

George Clooney didn't deliver mine either! I'm glad it wasn't just me... The pattern is toe-up? That's going to be a challenge for me too - I've never made a toe up sock. We can struggle together. Love the yarn color though!

Cookie said...

He was cute when he was young, but now he can leave the yarn and get out. *L*

You can totally do toe-up socks! Do a practice one with leftover yarn, so you can get the feel for the pattern.

I can't wait to see and I really hope your STR doesn't puddle like the stuff I've tried to knit with. o.0

sydney said...

Sorry George didn't show up but I like the colors in the yarn.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Who needs George? I'm only looking for yarn to keep me warm these days. I love STR yarn, but I'm afraid I was underwhelmed by the colorway this time. I think I was expecting more Spring/Summer colors to get me in the mood for warmer weather. And these just doesn't do it for me.

Lisa said...

Thanks so much for your kind thoughts - I really appreciate all the wonderful comments I have received.

Toe ups are great. I haven't received my package yet, so haven't seen the pattern, but have been enjoying knitting Wendy Knits toe up pattern.

Anonymous said...

So, if I have George bring you your Bloomin Socks, that would make up for any errors in my knitting???? Okay, I'll give him a call.

Sorry you were underwhelmed, I have never used STR. The color doesn't really look that great, but I love the emergency sock yarn keychain!

Teyani said...

ahh - george doesn't make too many personal appearances any more, it's an age thing.
hope that you can conquer the toe-up gig. I haven't mastered that yet either.