Coming soon... the pattern for Snow Flurry Mittens! This adorable pair spent a long time in the development stage. It really just needed a few ingenious tricks... using multiple needle sizes within the same round and knitting inside-out. They were finished just in time for a photo shoot during an early October snowfall. Too bad our snow is too dry to make a real snowball!
The pattern for Winterlude Socks is now in the testing phase. I'm hoping to have it ready for release by mid-November. In the meantime, here's a sneek peek! It's a lacy little sock with a special decorative edging instead of traditional ribbing. It reminds me a tiny bit of snowflakes, hence the wintery name.
Sock Cuff Blocker
Here's a sneak peek at an upcoming sock design... Winterlude Socks... and the sock cuff blocker that I was forced to invent to finish my sample. The cuff of these socks features triangular points topped with bobbles and needed blocking to show it off to advantage. After a bit of confusion, inspiration struck, and the result was a sock cuff blocker made from recyclable leftovers found around the house. I've posted a tutorial with instructions for making and using your own.
We awoke this morning to the first snowfall of the year in Yellowknife. I know, October ought to be way too early for winter to descend upon us, but it’s a fact of life in the Canadian arctic. We can either cry or celebrate, so I’m opting to embrace the frosty weather with a special promotion…
Between now and October 31, 2010, I’m offering a discount to members of my Redtigerdesigns Ravelry group on the purchase of my most wintery patterns… Forest Frost Headband, Burlap Bruque, and Cross Island Neckwarmer. This discount is available onlt through my Ravelry shop... check the "First Snowfall Sale" thread in the Ravelry group for instructions on use of the coupon code.
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