The battle may be lost, but the war is not over

I tried to knit myself some socks. I really tried. All I can offer as evidence is this slightly blurry photo of stockinette.


The problem? I hated the short-row heels I used. They were too small. I could have simply ripped back the heels and tried something else, but I wasn’t feeling much love for these socks. Finishing them seemed too much of a chore. So they were delegated to the bottom of my knitting basket.

Last week, it occurred to me that it had been quite a while since my last BMFA fix. More than a year, actually!

I took a peek at the current colorways, not sure there was anything I wanted, when my eyes spied a very familiar name from the Spirits series. It was fated!

BMFA Harriet

This pale yellow colorway is named Harriet. It should be no surprise that I absolutely had to have this.

BMFA Potomac 1

And while I was there, I couldn’t resist adding another colorway to my cart. Potomac accompanied Harriet on the long journey here from Oregon.

BMFA Potomac 2

The socks above that I started? They’re frogged! I feel better and energized, ready for another sock battle!

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10 Responses to “The battle may be lost, but the war is not over”

  1. Chris Says:
    January 20th, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Hmm… I think I need some BMFA…

  2. deb Says:
    January 20th, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Darn. Just when I thought it was safe to go back on the internets…..

  3. Dave Says:
    January 20th, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Eh, glad to know I’m not the only one who gets mad at socks and throws them into the dungeon. ;-)

    Yum at the Potomac!

  4. Sydney Says:
    January 20th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Oh no, just when I said I wasn’t going to buy any more sock yarn.

    Sometimes throwing a project to the bottom of the basket is the best thing you can do.

  5. Kristi aka FiberFool Says:
    January 21st, 2009 at 10:14 am

    I was drooling over some BMFA just a bit ago. But I have to be good and not order any. It is taking all my will power though! I really want to knit myself some Spread Spectrum to keep…

  6. mrspao Says:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Oh that is very pretty yarn!

  7. opal Says:
    January 24th, 2009 at 2:25 am

    beautiful STR colorways! i can see why you couldn’t resist!

  8. trek Says:
    January 24th, 2009 at 7:15 am

    I don’t like short-row heels either.

    Love that Potomac.

  9. kmkat Says:
    January 24th, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Only BMFA could make the colors of a muddy river beautiful. Nice haul :-)

  10. Lynlee Says:
    January 26th, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I met a pair of socks-(not)to-be just like those last week. Mine are still in time out because I think I can salvage them but I don’t feel like looking at them right now.

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