It turns out that BMFA actually does ask that Sock Club members not sell their kits during the year of the Sock Club. So, I’ll just have to wait until next year for Lenore. No matter. It’s not like I have a shortage of sock patterns or yarn to occupy me until then.
Especially since I purchased my very first ever Socks that Rock after work on Monday. Three skeins of Lightweight – Thraven, Valkyrie, and Haida – just shipped sometime today. Yippee!
I got my order in around 6:40 Monday evening. It would have been slightly earlier, but when I got home, I found that a package from my dad had arrived. It contained some things my late grandmother had put aside for me, including some very old photographs, a child’s Bible given to her mother in 1904, and letters from the young man she was seeing before she met my grandfather. Also notable were a small embroidered pennant and a silver bracelet, both personalized with her first name, which is the middle name of our Little Miss – those will be set aside for her. I need to get a couple of archival clamshell boxes for some of the things, like the scrapbook she made (which is definitely acidic paper).
Also in the box was a copy of Abbey’s Complete Book of Knitting, which has some nice stitch patterns in it. I’ve heard that my grandmother told people she taught me to knit, but she didn’t. She taught me to crochet and to embroider and to do stamped cross-stitch, but I never could get her to teach me to knit. She did give me a bunch of her straight needles a few years ago, though. And I’ve been using one of her teeny tiny steel crochet hooks to do the beading on Secret of the Stole.