Personal Sock Club 2009
The moment has arrived to select one of the Brown Bag Socks that I packaged back in November for my 2009 Personal Sock Club. With great anticipation I selected one of the brown bags, contents unknown to me other than knowing that it was a pattern on my ‘to-knit-someday’ list and it was yarn that I loved enough to purchase at one point in my knitting history.
I brought the brown bag up to my family room and wondered what was inside. I told myself that, no matter what it contained, I would meet the contents with enthusiasm and determination. I quite honestly had forgotten which socks had been packaged so I was actually excited and felt like I had just received a package from a secret pal.
What was inside? Thelonius, a sock designed by Cookie A. Cookie’s patterns are challenging and well-written and this one appears to be like all the rest. The yarn I had selected in November for this pattern is Brown Sheep Wildfoote in the geranium colorway.
After perusing the pattern I learned that it contains a chart within a chart. That means that I won’t be able to knit this sock and watch television at the same time, at least I won’t be able to initially. I color coded the charts for easier reading and after I get them taped to a magnetic board I will be all set.
I think I will enjoy my 2009 Personal Sock Club. I know I will like all the patterns and there will be no monthly deadlines to meet. I’ll just knit socks when I feel like it instead of feeling compelled to knit them just to meet a deadline. And, I will be able to cross off several patterns I’ve wanted to knit for ages rather than having someone dictate to me a particular designer. Hot diggity dog! This will be fun and it is all part of the bigger plan to reduce my stash by 100 balls!