Stay tuned for new patterns! I'm feverishly working on several designs to be released soon. There's another sock pattern for one of my favorite indie dyers... imagine twisted stitches, cables and a hint of lace. And there's a shawl worked in two colors of laceweight yarn... floaty and pretty. Can't give away too many details yet.
It's minus 25 degrees Celsius in Yellowknife today, but apparently spring is just around the corner! And so Craftsy is having a spring sale on selected classes. It's a great opportunity to sign up and new something new. And you can view the classes whenever and as often as you want. I've signed up for quite a few knitting and designing classes. Now I just need to find the time to watch them.
Tundra Trails Socks
I've just released the pattern for Tundra Trails Socks. These casual socks were inspired by the tundra of the Canadian arctic in autumn. Just like the tundra, they appear deceptively simple but closer examination reveals hidden depth and complexity.
These socks are worked from the top down. They feature a simple cable and rib pattern which tranforms into a more elaorate design over the instep. Like all of my sock designs, the pattern consists of charted stitch patterns and written instructions.
Caribou at Daring Lake
I started these socks while camping at a research station at Daring Lake in the Northwest Territories. The tundra was spectacular with its autumn colors and we were fortunate to see several caribou while hiking on the eskers.