Mind boggling
Thursday January 11th 2007, 11:57 am
Filed under: Knit

If you haven’t seen Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s post at yarnharlot.ca, I recommend you go read the details of what prompted this picture. The big blue sock to the left is of a pair I knit; the rest are each from a pair that someone else knit for me, out of the goodness of their needles: Kathleen, Bonnie, Judy, Kristine. Except for Bonnie’s white ones, they are all from hand-painted yarns. Yes, Bank Whatever Wherever you may be that declared Blue Moon’s “Socks That Rock” club as being clearly a scam, that shut down the credit card processing for it, that refunded customers their money they didn’t want back, that wreaked havoc on a small business that didn’t see this coming, and all because you think nobody is interested in knitting socks, Knitters. DO. Knit. Socks. Especially from handpaint yarns, where you get to finish discovering what they’ll look like only when you’re done.

Honestly, how much effort would it have taken to google Socks That Rock Club and discover it gets you 2.4 million hits.

And kudos to Blue Moon for handling it all with class. They deserve every bit of the good karma pouring in right now.

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I know…I read about that earlier today, and I was amazed. I’m actually so entrenched in socknitting that I forget for very long periods of time that not everyone gets it. I agree too–Blue Moon is rock-solid in my book now, even though I haven’t purchased any of their yarn yet. I will be sure to sometime soon.

Comment by Joni 01.11.07 @ 2:47 pm

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