I love the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin Sock Club… I love opening each package and not knowing what comes next. In May I was surprised by the almost all white skein of yarn but at the same time I loved both patterns that came with it! Both patterns fit very well with the yarn and I opted to do the “Swing Set Socks”. At the time I was swamped with Wedding and Baby knitting as well as getting a few of my own things done so the socks sat still for a long time.
Over the Thanksgiving weekend I cast on for the first sock and knit the cuff. It was definitely not your everyday sock cuff. My favorite part about the Rockin’ Sock Club is that it gives you the option to try a pattern and a yarn that you might not choose on your own. The first sock took me about two weeks to knit, mainly because I was busy with a few other things.
This past weekend we had a snowy drive from Ohio to Indiana and I decided to start the second cuff Sunday morning for the drive. Last night I cast off the toe of the second sock and I LOVE these socks. I thought it was appropriate to name these the “Snow on the Swing Set Socks” since it was a pretty snowy weekend for most of the sock knitting.
I did the woman’s large because I was a little confused by the pattern options but it only came out a little big. My normal sock is 64 – 68 stitches on a size 2 (2.75mm) and this took it up to 70 so it wasn’t too bad.
The yarn is: Sweat Pea in Socks that Rock Lightweight
Knit on: US Size 2 (2.75mm) Signature Double Points
Pattern: Swing Set – May 2010 Rockin Sock Club
I’ve already cast on for the November shipment… and I can’t wait until next year!