Yesterday was a very good mail day - my order from Knitpicks arrived!
I've been wanting Lace Style and Favorite Socks since I heard about them, but I had a devil of a time finding them locally. The last time I ordered from Amazon they estimated my shipping date (for in-stock items) to be several days later. Add that to their slow delivery, and I guessed that Knitpicks would be faster. I placed my order last Saturday, and I think one week is pretty good turnaround time for them. Plus, this way I could have an excuse to throw in some of their DPNs to try. I added Knitted Toys since I'm a sucker for anything cute and stuffed.
I'm very excited to say that I really like several patterns in Lace Style, and about 17 of the 25 patterns in Favorite Socks - a win-win all around. And Knitted Toys has a very cute dinosaur pattern that I can't wait to knit up for the nephew.
I also received my first Sock Club kit from Blue Moon's Socks That Rock Club, but I don't want to post any spoilers for those of you still waiting. I saw a picture on someone's blog on Friday and it pissed me off a bit - I know that it's their blog, but c'mon! When you know that most people haven't gotten it yet you could at least warn folks or hide it behind "the cut" or something.
On the upside, even Hubbo was into the kit and was intrigued by all it contained. The yarn is gorgeous and the pattern is very interesting, but I'm on a mission to finish what's on the needles, so I'm resolved not to cast on. Especially since I have to keep those needles free for the madness! There is yarn in the mail for the madness, hopefully pictures in a day or two!