Sock Clubs 2.0

by Andrea on 27 February, 2011

First, an update on my own self-imposed sock club. I’ve finished two more pair, plus began another.

I’ve also expanded my horizons. I mentioned in an earlier post that I’m not all that enamored with sock clubs because I’d prefer to pick out my own patterns and my own sock wool color. And this is still true. But I found a club that let me do that—sort of.

Over at Woolgirl, I came upon the Victorian Writers Club where I could buy only what I wanted. The ‘sort of’ part was the wool. I had no choice in color. However I loved the color offered (and the yarn itself—Zen Yarn Garden is wonderful). So I did it. I joined and bought the sole (bad pun, I know) sock kit the club offered: Sherlock Holmes. The pattern is The Sign of Four. It’s in a luscious cinnamony brown colorway called The Hound of Baskerville.  And if that wasn’t enough of a good thing, the pattern is by one of my favorite designers, Anne Hanson. Talk about win-win.

The kit arrived yesterday, with all sorts of goodies beyond the wool and pattern: handmade soap, a wooden box with a clock face top, a moleskine notepad w/pen, a stitch marker, and a bookmark, among other things.

Of course, I couldn’t wait to start this sock.

Elementary, isn’t it?

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