The latest sock club shipment from Woolgirl is so much fun. I can’t wait to use this yarn and have time to play with all of the goodies! There is some sort of theme or inspiration for each club shipment – this time, as you might guess the theme is “Froggin is cool…” For knitters, you already know what froggin’ is and I’ll bet most of you hate is as much as I do. For those of you who may not be in the know, froggin’ in the knitting/crochet world is ripping out your work – either because you made a mistake, or your gauge is wrong, or you just realized you didn’t like the product you were creating. In about any context, though, it can be quite painful (emotionally, and at times, physically).
I’m not sure that I really would go so far as to use the term “cool,” but certainly I have come to realize the necessity of having to frog my knitting pretty regularly. If I chill out about it and don’t get angry (easier said than done), it is pretty much just backward knitting. The backward progress is the hardest part for me to deal with, though. So depressing. Thinking of frogging knitting in the context of a cute little amphibian does kinda’ help, though. Let’s see if I can remember this next time I am cursing/sobbing and annoyed at having to rip back 30 rows of 200 stitches in some lace pattern… okay, back to the cute froggy inspired yarn goodness.
The colors are actually pretty close here. This yarn is soft, smooshy, and bright – I love it! How cute will these socks be?
The yarn is Dach Sox in sportweight from Dashing Dachs in colorway Froggin. It is 373 yards and should make a really nice long pair of socks, I think! So cheerful. Every time I look at this yarn, I like it more than the last time – that is a good sign, I think!
She also included what I think is the cutest stitch marker I have ever seen! Jillian at Wee-Ones made these – and they are urp-cute, I swear! You don’t get a feel for how small they are here, but they are tiny. The little frog is about 1/4 inch high!
He looks like he’s thinking really hard from the front (maybe he’s contemplating having to rip out those 30 rows of lace…) and like he’s not about to do anything at all from the back (maybe he’s convinced himself that no one will notice that teensy little mistake). I love this! I think I love it so much I probably won’t be able to use it as a stitch marker. It would be terrible to lose him in the couch or something.
The other really cool thing she included in this package is a great little bamboo knitting gauge from KaratStix. I totally forgot to take a good picture of it, but you can see it in the picture at the top (just look for the overexposed spot in the bottom right part of the picture). I have a feeling I will use this thing all the time! It looks like she sells them in 1″ or 2″ sizes in her Etsy shop.
All right, back to work!Tags: knitting, sock clubs, stitch markers, Woolgirl