I have some bad news.  It’s January.  It’s cold. It’s dark. And it’s probably going to be like this for a while.  If I could help, I would.  But the most I can do is offer a distraction, so it seems like the perfect time to bring Chamfer back out.

aThese are more fun than they have any right to be.  The stitch pattern is marvelously orderly and easy to memorize (which means they’re way easier than they look, which is always a plus).  And I know I shouldn’t be so easily amused, but I really do love how nicely the cuff and toe flow from the main stitch pattern.  Tell me I’m not alone in thinking that’s vital to true sock happiness!

bOf course a good pair of socks can’t just be pretty and fun to make, they need to fit well too. And these totally do.  The lace is delightfully stretchy and the ribbing provides just the right amount of structure.  The combination works perfectly.

cSo if you need something to take your mind of the unfortunate January-ness of it all, these might be just the thing.  You can use the code HOW LONG TILL SPRING to get a dollar off the price (good through the end of the day Friday, January 22).  Maybe by the time you’re finished the crocuses will be in bloom!



Chamfer, Again

Alas, I was scandalously remiss in not telling you more about yesterday’s Chamfer socks.

Perhaps most importantly, I should tell you about the yarn.  It’s Dream in Color’s Everlasting Sock.  Which might just be one of my new favorite sock yarns.  It’s made up of 8 tiny, tightly twisted plies, so the stitch definition is fabulous.  It’s a 420 yard hank, so there’s plenty of yarn for even the biggest of feet.  And the colors are, as always with Dream in Color, absolutely amazing.

All of which brings up something else I should tell you.  Yesterday’s pictures are too…red.  The real color is much closer to what you see here.  The camera and I were having some sort of argument over white balance and lighting conditions and likely some other stuff I don’t quite grok.  The short version is that this picture shows the colorway (called Daylilly) much more accurately.

Finally, the pattern itself.  It’s the sort of pattern I like especially well.  The kind where it looks like you’ve done something ridiculously complicated, but the actual doing of it was pretty darn simple.  A bit of ribbing, one simple little lace repeat, and you’re all set.  I think you’ll have fun with it!


As promised, the orange(ish) spiky socks (they look a bit too pink in these shots, which is totally my fault, but it’s snowy out there now and I don’t feel like braving the elements to try again).  These have been named Chamfer, and I’m quite taken with them.  I’m actually wearing them today as I type this.  Life’s a wee bit busy here at the moment, so I’ll have to leave you with just a link to the ravelry page, and a few pictures.