Knit Along Update

If you’ve been meaning to post your finished pictures of Kazak or Mood over on the March knit along thread, here’s a tiny reminder that you should do it soon.  There’s also still time to cast on Heriz or Afshari for April’s knit along.  There will be a new thread for May’s knit along soon.

So just in case you haven’t committed all of the names to memory, that works out to be:

Post finished pictures of these over here by the end of the month.

And cast these on before the end of the month and talk about them over here.

April Knit Along

The April knit along is about to start over on Ravelry.  We’re doing Heriz (that’s the red one) and Afshari (that’s the blue one).  If you’ve been thinking of making either of these, come join us.  I promise we’re friendly!

Flirt Shamelessly

So yesterday I showed you the ‘behind the scenes’ side of taking pictures.  Well, of me trying to take pictures.  I have a feeling the process will be a bit more orderly when we go off for the proper photo shoot with a real photographer.

Today I get to show off the pretty glamor shots.  Now you’ll note I’m still not showing you the whole socks.  Why?  Because I like to torture you?  No, wait, that’s supposed to be a secret.  Um, because I want their first full frontal shots to have the benefit of the foot model and the rug store backdrop and the photographer? No, that sounds somehow bratty.  Um, because I want to build anticipation?  Yes, that’s it.  I’m just showing you little teasers to build anticipation.  You’ll get the full shots shortly.  Click to see bigger versions if you feel the need.

So without further ado, here’s our first model.  His name is Heriz.  You saw one of his candid shots yesterday, and here he is with his makeup on and his hair done.  Heriz is wearing Dream in Color’s Smooshy in the color Chinatown Apple.  I hadn’t had the chance to work with Smooshy before (though there are several skeins of it hanging out in my stash waiting their turn on the needles), but I’m thrilled with how these worked up.  The stitch definition is fantastic, and the color changes subtle enough to work well with the large areas of purl stitches.

Next down the runway is Khotan.  He is wearing Schaefer Yarn Company’s Nichole in the color Chamomile.  You know I have a long standing love affair with Nichole.  Both Nugatory and Embonpoint were made with it.  It’s my favorite size (just a bit thicker than most traditional sock yarns) and holds up beautifully.  Nugatory have been getting regular wear for a year and a half, and they still look great.

Tomorrow and Thursday I’ll have more tiny pics to torment you.  Friday I’ll have details of exactly how and when you can get your hands on the patterns and start making your own!