It followed me home, can I keep it?

I got a tweet on my phone from Twisted the other day. It said, “BLUE MOON IS HERE!! Mucho Socks that Rock is right now being put on the shelves!”

I was at work, and had errands to run after work. But somehow I made it. There were 20 colors of Socks that Rock Mediumweight, the skinniest yarn I’m willing to knit with. I wanted one colorway to join the second quarter STR KAL on Ravelry, but I had a hard time deciding.

bleeding hearts

This color is called Bleeding Hearts. It looks like the dicentra spectabilis that grows in my garden. The stems are just peeking up through the soil now, and they’re the color on the dark end of the skein. The flowers will be a glorious pink when it’s time. This colorway is well suited suited to the pattern, Shur’tagal. It seems to want to be somewhat monochrome.

alley oop

But the Alley-Oop was so pretty, how could I leave it there? It has many of my favorite colors in it, as well as a green that adds just enough zing. Yes, I bought it.

Somehow I made it out the door without Tidepooling…

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13 responses to “It followed me home, can I keep it?

  1. Love the colors you picked out! Surprised you made it out with only two. I think my bag may have been a bit heavier!

  2. Pretty! I like your choice of Bleeding Hearts for the KAL. I’m doing mine in Midsummer’s Night.

  3. I’m so jealous! I have yet to see this yarn in person. I peruse their colors online, but have never ordered and no one around her carries STR. Beautiful colors!

  4. I got roving that was bleeding heart. Amazing!

  5. I found a LYS last night driving home in my new/used car. Now I can go and touch and feeel in person some of these yarns you talk about. I can’t wait

  6. Love the bleeding hearts! I need to switch from socks to mittens/gloves before the end of the month so won’t be able to get over there to buy some. This is probably a good thing. I have way too much stash!

  7. Love them both!

  8. Keep it.

    Under lock and key.

    Keep it.

  9. Both colorways are really pretty! And just remember…sock yarn doesn’t really count as stash. ;)

  10. Oh, wow. I’m not sure how you just bought two. The colors are stunning.

  11. I haven’t tried this yarn yet, but your photos may have persuaded me to do so. Lovely colors.

  12. That Bleeding Hearts colorway is gorgeous (ok, weakness for purples too).

  13. good job…. i like that…… bravo….