Last year at Rhinebeck, Heather, Amy and I were early to the show with one prime directive – Socks that Rock. We knew demand would be very high, so we got up early with the express intention of Rockin’. Success was at hand and yummy yarn was purchased. I drooled over mine, so much so that I had to sit down for a while, ball up one particular skein, run to buy needles (duh! won’t make the mistake of forgetting to stick needles in my bag again) then begin to knit. Then pull out, try a different pattern, rip that out.


And again.

And again.

Over the last year, this skein of yarn has been lurking at the top of my stash pile. it sees the light of day occasionally, I’ll admit to a little frustration, a little desperation and perhaps a wee bit of pique. I searched the web – yep, others were facing the same conundrum. This makes me feel a little better, but didn’t solve the problem. If you haven’t guessed already, I’m talking about the infamous Fire on the Mountain.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love this particular skein, and I absolutely love STR. I’m no slouch when it comes to sock knitting, but FotM looks like regurgitated rainbow puke when socked up. There’s no other way to describe it.

There’s a happy ending to the story though, thanks to LMKG, Ravelry and Amy – who showed me the light. The chevron scarf from the book is just perfect for this yarn. Teamed with a skein of black Bamboo from SWTC, I am finally showing this yarn the love it deserves. Happy, happy, joy, joy!

Now I wonder how many FotM chevron scarves I will see at Rhinebeck this year? LOL


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