Friday, March 02, 2007

STR Club is here!

I received my first package today for the 2007 Rockin' Sock Club. I was a member last year and loved it, and this year promises to be even better. :)

The color is called Monsoon, and the pattern is a neat cable and ribbing combo. However... I still haven't finished my sock kits from last year. I'm going to continue working on those for the time being (Hippy Crunchy sock #2 is on the needles now!) and see how long I can resist the temptation.

Now for another order of business, the WIP of the month. I was thinking the Ribbed Ribbon Tank, which really is a cursed project that may end up frogged if I can't find a coordinating yarn, but I'm not sure where I put it. Somewhere safe. ;)

Also, I don't post a lot of pictures of my kitties because #1. This is a knitting blog and #2. They always move or get yellow-eye or something in pictures. But today Mr. Pan was sleeping and looking especially adorable, so I present this kitty picture:

Miss Java couldn't be outdone, so when I decided my WIP of the month - Cherie because I did want to knit more sweaters this year - she decided to jump into the way right when I took the photo.

So there you have the "before" picture of Cherie, our WIP of the month. Another reason I picked this one is that, like Hush Hush, it has endless stockinette so it makes a good project while I'm watching Netflix or catching up on my DVRed TV.


Blogger Sachi said...

Ooo ooo oooooooo!!! I can't wait to get home and check the mail!!!!

Oh... and I like kitty pictures!

3:15 PM  
Blogger Alyson said...

CRAP!!!!!! Damn you, Bloglines! It popped up and I saw the picture before I could avert my eyes! And I've been so good about staying off of people's blogs.......

Where's my kit!!?? (I'm nervous - I never got one or twelve of the "your package has shipped" emails, and I'm all afraid I got lost in a shuffle.)

3:34 PM  
Blogger Batty said...

I don't have mine yet! I can't wait, I want mine now, now, now!

6:11 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...


4:45 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

I'm jealous! Well, at least I know what the kit will look like now. I've gotta finish my bro's socks so I can cast on as soon as I open up the package! I'm chomping at the bit. Love the pic of your kitty all curled up!

12:23 PM  
Blogger schnauzermum said...

I'm waiting for mine, too! I'm just an hour north...perhaps the kind postlady will carry it to me on Monday??? :( I couldn't resist looking at the photo of the first sock kit. Thanks for whetting my appetite for the yarn!

2:05 PM  
Anonymous knittingkitty said...

The first club package, how exciting! I heard they give tips on how to avoid pooling, don't suppose you'll willing to share that info? I couldn't join this year but I spent about as much just ordering STR anyway.

9:18 AM  
Blogger dragon knitter said...

JIMMI! what are you doing on that lady's blog. oh, sorry, having moments of delusion. your Mr. Pan looks exactly like my jimmi, lol. i did a double take, as he was sitting next to me when i saw that.

(he's named for jimmi hendrix, hubbie is a musician, lol)

8:39 PM  
Blogger midgeling said...

Woohoo! I got mine on Friday, too. All last year I kept kicking myself for thinking "Oh, I really shouldnt join another sock club." I am really glad I went ahead and did it this year. I started my sock already. :-)

1:27 PM  
Blogger mmStyle said...

The new sock yarn looks sooo purty!~

12:29 AM  
Anonymous ruth said...

Mr. Pan is gorgeous! Mind you I'm biased since he looks just like my cat, only about 7 pounds lighter.

5:45 AM  
Anonymous Doria said...

Good words.

8:42 AM  

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