Archive for August, 2015

Later this month, I’ll be turning another year older. And to celebrate, I’m offering a coupon code for 50% off my just-released Ziggity Socks pattern! Just use coupon code BDAY50 at checkout on Ravelry. (Sale ends 8/19/15!)



Originally available as part of Patternworks’ new Toe-Up Sock of the Month™ Club, the Ziggity Socks pattern is now available to purchase separately through Ravelry! These socks feature a zigzagging pattern on the foot and leg, and an afterthought heel to maintain the pattern in self-striping yarn.

Size: Ladies Small (Medium, Large); 6.75 (7.5, 8.25)” circumference, unstretched and approx. 11.5 (13, 14.25)” circumference, fully stretched

Stretch Socks by Patons, 2 balls
(This yarn is discontinued, so substitute 100 grams of any fingering-weight sock yarn. Great for self-striping yarns!)
32” to 40” circular U.S. #1 (2.25mm) or #2 (2.75mm), or substitute dps if desired, or size needed for gauge

8.25 sts x 12.5 rounds = 1” in stockinette

Pattern price: $5.00 (save 50% through August 19th, 2015 with coupon code BDAY50 on Ravelry!)

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Wow, how did it get to be August already?!

Catching up from my last post… the kitty blanket was finished just a week later:


And I picked up some Cascade Eco Wool to be used with the handspun targhee in a striped-yoke sweater:


I also finished a Mohair Bias Loop (Churchmouse pattern) for a photo shoot for work.
Kits are available in six different colors from Patternworks.

Photo by Evelyn S. Lamprey

Photo by Evelyn S. Lamprey

I finished a pair of socks using Miss Babs Yummy superwash yarn – made up the pattern as I went.


I retooled my TV Tray Socks to have a double-thick bottom – so hopefully they last longer and I won’t have to knit new ones as frequently:


I went on a bit of a Footie Socks kick (this was the fourth pair in about a month’s time):


Most recently, I finished a Ribbed Beanie and Handwarmers (another Churchmouse pattern) for yet another photo shoot for work:

beanie handwarmers

I’ve also been working on a Random-Stripe Boxy sweater. I used the Random Stripe Generator to determine the striping sequence, and I’m using four different colorways of String Theory Caper Sock. (I originally purchased them to knit shawls… but realized I just don’t wear shawls. But I wear sweaters.) At first, I tried to knit jogless stripes, but it just wasn’t working. I was also trying to carry the unused colors up the side, and that wasn’t working either. So with each color change I’m cutting the yarn, and weaving in ends after every few color changes.


(left – jogless stripes, which didn’t turn out jogless; right – cutting yarn with each color change and weaving in ends, not jogless either, but much neater!)


(inside of the sweater, weaving in ends as I go)

And just this past weekend, I found myself in need of a sock project to work on while riding in the car. So I frogged half a sock I started way back in January 2014 and never got back to – and I didn’t feel like trying to figure out where I was (since I was in the process of designing it at the time and not following an existing pattern). Instead, I cast on my Trellis and Cable Socks pattern from the opposite end of the skein. (Pattern is available on Ravelry.)


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