Busy-ness as usual
So, I'd finally decided what colorway of Socks that Rock to use on my sock pal's socks, and when I tried to order on the internet, from the store I was directed to by the Socks that Rock people themselves, there was no link. I called them up and was told that the Blue Moon people asked them to take all their pictures down and not sell the yarn anymore. WTF? I can get some from the Blue Moon people directly, but I am frustrated. People talk about how great this yarn is, and here the makers are making it more difficult to get it? (Currently, out of a rumored 250 colorways, there are 20 for sale on their site.) I had my heart set on using this stuff, but now I feel a little put off. Am I just being petulant? It seems a little crappy to me. (But, I did learn that knit-purl (www.knit-purl.com) is working with a fiber artist to make their own line of sock yarn, including a cotton/elastic sock yarn, to take the place of STR in their store and online. YAY! More choices!) In the meantime, I'm thinking of switching to Koigu (more expensive, ugh) or really splurging on some Mountain Colors Bearfoot. (That stuff is made about 5 miles from my in-laws' house in Montana.)
I suppose that's all for this update. Sometime this week I have to figure out how to get the ring code in the sidebar on this lovely creation of mine, lest I be banished forever from the ring.