CraftLit Collaboration

colophon2I’m thrilled to announce that my Colophon pattern is going to be available for free for the next two months as part of a collaboration with CraftLit.  CraftLit, for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of finding it yet, is a marvelous podcast produced by Heather Ordover.  It combines knitting and books, two of my very favorite obsessions.  When Heather announced that she was looking for patterns to accompany the new CraftLit iphone app, I knew I had to see if I could help.  The pattern for Colophon seemed perfect – with a name like that it was destined to be!

Details of exactly how to access the pattern will be up on the CraftLit page later today. Edited to add the direct link to the page where the pattern can be found!

Colophon mitts are quick and easy and just perfect for using up leftover sock yarn.  If you are still looking for a last minute Christmas present, you could whip a pair of these up in just a few hours.  Go get the last few episodes of CraftLit and start listening.  By the time you’re all caught up on the latest book, you’ll probably be done with the mitts.

I also promised news of the newest knitting, lest you think I’ve abandoned all my yarn.  I’m half way through with a second pair of mitts.  They’re a soft turquoise that just coincidentally happens to match both my favorite new pajamas and my spring coat.  The yarn is Sheep Number Three by the company Sheep Shop Yarn.  I got this yarn on my trip to Maine this September and am finding it lovely to work with.  Alas, the company has shut it’s doors.  I’m sorry to see it go, but if anyone out there wants to get some Sheep Shop of their own, Webs has very good prices on their remaining quantities.

I’ve also just turned the first heel on my next pair of socks.  I love how these are coming out, and will take pictures soon.  Right now however, it’s too cold to go outside and too dark inside to get a decent picture.  I like these too much to doom them with a lousy picture.  I’m working them in Happy Feet DK (another yarn bought on the trip to Maine) and may well have found a new favorite yarn.  I prefer thick yarns, but it’s often hard to find them with the shot of nylon that I like for socks.  I’ll have to reserve final judgment until I finish the socks, but this seems just about perfect.