Sunday, March 23, 2014

Possibly Maybe Socks

Hazel Knits Artisan Sock Yarn - Woodland

This is the second pair of socks from the February shipment of the Cookie A. sock club. The pattern is called Possibly Maybe, named after a song by Bjork, a favorite singer of the designer. 

The sock club has been interesting, in that the patterns and yarn are all prepaid and arrive without any preview on a predetermined schedule. I have only received the one shipment; the next package is due in a couple of weeks. There is an element of surprise, of course, but there are "spoilers" on Ravelry so you don't really have to wait for the mail delivery to see what the yarn looks like. The patterns are all delivered electronically so everybody gets them at the same time.

What has been interesting is figuring out how much surprise I want (yes, I peeked at the pictures a couple of days before I got my package) and how my first impressions have evolved. I did not immediately love either pattern but I liked this one less than the Bjork socks. Now, after finishing both pairs, I love these and don't care all that much for the pink Bjorks I made. It's okay; I will find them a home. My friend, Luanne, had the opposite opinion, I think. She loves the Bjorks and could take or leave the Possibly Maybes. 

We both love the Plucky Feet yarn but Luanne has gone a bit Plucky crazy and has a big pile of it now. She was sweet and brought me a skein from California. We're both looking forward to the next installment of the sock club!

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