No, not flea.
I have recieved, from the wonderful mavens at Blue Moon Fiber Arts, a skein of their Socks that Rock lightweight in a colorway called Undertoe. For. Free. (soon to be available to the general public, I think) I am so very grateful, and excited. As part of the sock club, they held a colorway naming contest. The theme was tides, and being a pun nerd I thought Undertoe was a great name for sock yarn. Aparently I wasn't alone. My name ended up drawn from a hat for a free skein of yarn. I will take a picture of it soon, still working on the staging area.
That said, I have a problem. I really like the colors in this yarn - it's pale purple/lavender which gets a little pink at times, tan, and a foresty green. My problem is, after seven or so attempts to start a sock on a variety of needle sizes, stitch counts, and stitch patterns, I cannot defeat the striping/barber polling. I just want to see the colors blend together in my finished piece. Aparently, socks that fit my feet are not the answer. And socks that are just slightly larger and would fit my mother aren't it either.
So my question, for all the knitters who might read this, or for anyone who just happens to have an idea, is what should I knit?? I have around 360 yards of light fingering weight superwash merino, that apparently doesn't want to be socks. Anyone else tried something fun with Socks that Rock that caused the angelic voices to start into the Halleluja chorus when you cast off? I'd kinda like to keep this yarn close, since I won it for naming it. I just don't know what to do, but the frogging needs to stop, now.
No, not flea.