Countdown, day 21

Today’s pattern is…actually a book, The Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet, Volume III.  You can get it on ravelry for 25% off with the code COUNTDOWN.

People ask all the time if the patterns from this are available individually, and I confess they are not.  I don’t like splitting up books (they’re so much more fun as a whole package).  But this is a chance to get all the patterns in the book for less than the cost of 3 individual patterns, so it’s a heck of a deal!

What’s going on? I’m doing a countdown sale. Every day through December 24, I’m putting something on sale. I started with socks then moved on to quicker projects (think slippers then hats then cuffs) as the time gets shorter, and now I’ve switched to books…because it’s time to switch to something for you instead of something you can frantically knit for someone else!

Each sale lasts until 11:59pm eastern time that day.  I’ll be posting about it here on the blog as well as on Instagram and Twitter.  If you want to be sure to see today’s sale, you can either swing by the blog or follow me on one of those spots!

So I have this idea…

So that lovely purple Hedgehog Fibres yarn I bought? It’s because I have an idea.  But when it came it was a teeny tiny bit skinnier than what I had in mind for that particular idea. (This is not a complaint about the yarn, the yarn is lovely and exactly as advertised.  It’s just a demonstration that it can be hard to judge yarn online.)  And I happened to find myself at Over The Rainbow Yarn not too much later, and I thought I’d see if they happened to have something similarly lovely, just maybe a tiny bit thicker.  And behold…they did.

That’s Infinity Shawl by Katia, and it’s a super long, super gradual gradient that could be perfect for what I have in mind. So I did what we knitters are conditioned to do, I swatched.

And while the yarn is lovely, and I think it would totally work for what I’m planning, it’s not quite perfect.  The stitch definition is a tiny bit softer than what I want here. (Again, this is not a complaint about this yarn.  It’s a case of this yarn not being a perfect match for what I have in mind for this project, and those are two different things.)  And, even more important, I’m only making a hat.  That would only use something like a third of the yardage.  I sort of feel like I should make something bigger that takes advantage of more of the gradient.

So…next up will be a bit of a stash dive to see if I have something suitable in my stash (suitability to be determined by yet more swatching).  And don’t worry, this yarn will be happy in my stash until something perfect for it comes along!

Countdown, day 20

Today’s pattern is…actually a book, The Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet, Volume II.  You can get it on ravelry for 25% off with the code COUNTDOWN.

People ask all the time if the patterns from this are available individually, and I confess they are not.  I don’t like splitting up books (they’re so much more fun as a whole package).  But this is a chance to get all the patterns in the book for less than the cost of 3 individual patterns, so it’s a heck of a deal!

What’s going on? I’m doing a countdown sale. Every day through December 24, I’m putting something on sale. I started with socks then moved on to quicker projects (think slippers then hats then cuffs) as the time gets shorter, and now I’ve switched to books…because it’s time to switch to something for you instead of something you can frantically knit for someone else!

Each sale lasts until 11:59pm eastern time that day.  I’ll be posting about it here on the blog as well as on Instagram and Twitter.  If you want to be sure to see today’s sale, you can either swing by the blog or follow me on one of those spots!

Behold!

Behold, an actual finished sock.  Ends woven in and everything!

And, just as important, sock two is underway.

Well underway as a matter of fact!

It’s amazing what a deadline will do…

 

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