Sunday, April 17, 2011

Wedding Sock news

I published a bare-bones pattern for my Royal Wedding Socks on Ravelry yesterday. So far more than a hundred people have downloaded it! Everybody loves a free pattern...

After the wedding I'll publish a spiffier version with charts and more sizes.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Royal Wedding Socks

Oh, to be in England
Now that April's there,
And whoever wakes in England
Sees the morning headlines blare
About the royal wedding dress and jewelry and hair.
Now everyone is certain that the royal wedding rocks,
But no one's said a bloody word about the wedding socks!

(with apologies to Robert Browning)

In honor of the upcoming Royal Wedding I've decided to design some special socks. (You didn't take my April Fool post seriously, did you?) I plan to publish the pattern on Ravelry, and make it free at least until the Big Day (April 29, in case you've been hiding under a sock). Here's a sneak peek:
Royal Wedding Sock IP
The yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, in the Limited Edition colorway for April - "Royal Wedding", of course. This color is available only from Jimmy Beans Wool, so start your wedding (sock) planning now!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Socks Suck.

They do, big time. All that overpriced yarn in bizarre colors and weird fibers, all those itty-bitty needles and fiddly patterns with confusing directions, knitting endlessly around and around and then you have to do it all over again. Don't even get me started on the Kitchener stitch... Besides, I hear you can buy plain cotton socks really cheap at Walmart. No more knitting socks for me.

So what else is there to knit? Well, I like knitting lace, and I read that lace is really big this year:
The Return of Lace as a Major Fashion Trend
so I'm switching to lacy knitted lingerie. Maybe I can use up some of my sock stash.