Stepaside

I’ve been trying to catch up with myself all week, but I think I’ve finally got there.  I was very productive last night while the husband was out – kids got fed and washed (some days much more of a struggle than others) some yarn got dyed and others got labeled, I got some knitting and TV time as well.  And I finished final edits on a pattern.

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Stepaside Socks in Dublin Dye Swing Sock

This is the first of three patterns that I’ll be publishing in the next few weeks.  I’m rather excited because it’s my first ‘Dublin Dye’ pattern.  This is also the first skein of Swing Sock that I dyed.  I’d put it up on Ravelry last night, and this morning I woke up to this:

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Apparently the ‘I’ll just quietly put this hear til the morning’ approach doesn’t work well when you start the pattern with ‘this is free for July’.  So go, quick, and add it to your Ravelry library while it’s free for July!

Special mention goes to UnderMeOxter for all her editing help, @jewelandarlin for the photos, WoollyThinker for her layout design skills and several test knitters.  WoollyThinker’s just published her own beautiful pattern, the adorable ElfBaby Hat that I am definitely going to have to knit!

Catching up

I meant to post last week, but the world did that thing it tends to do every now and then, and threw us a curve ball. We’ve spent the week catching up with ourselves.

I had two knitting projects I was working on.
Husband socksThe first is a pair of socks for my husband, in Wendy Roam I picked up at Handmaid Craft Day last year.

mossy bellsThe second is Mossy Bells for my daughter, in Noro Silk Garden Sock.  I’ve had this in my stash for years, it was originally supposed to be a Clapotis, but there wasn’t enough.

They were both irritating me, the sock yarn is a bit rough (although fine for sailing socks for himself) and the Silk Garden is hard on the hands. I love silk, but one day I will have to admit that my hands don’t appreciate it. Not today though. The other think I should have learned by now is that ribbed socks are so boring, and not even my netflix subcription can make them interesting. Especially in a mens size 11.

So I cast on something else, in my new sock yarn.

shady socksSome selfish knitting, socks for myself.  They are a pattern that I wrote years ago, but it needs some work and some new photos.  So that means new socks 🙂 Yellow, because everyone seems to be talking about yellow lately, and I got sucked in. I’m nearly done the first sock.