April Knit Along

In April we’re doing Serab and Nain in the knit along.  If you’ve been meaning to get either of those on your needles, come over and join us. I promise we’re nice!  And we all have excellent taste in socks.

This is definitely the low stress, low drama sort of knit along.  Use whatever yarn you want, make whatever mods you want (some people are doing them toe up and it’s awesome for me, the top down die hard, to watch).  Some clever folks are even taking the sock designs and putting them on sweaters.  I’m totally impressed!  And you’ve got till the end of next month to finish, so there’s not too much time pressure.

Oh, and because someone always asks, no, you don’t have to do both.  You certainly can, but we just have two to give people a choice.

Flip Your Hair

Yes, more snippets. I know it’s mean, but it’s better than nothing, right? And I promise you a whole pair of socks (and actual useful information) come Friday.  Click any of these to see them in more detail

So here we go.  Our next lovely model is Yomut.  He is wearing Knitting Notions’ Classic Merino Sport in the color Dark Rose.  I initially bought this yarn for myself in a fit of indulgence at a fiber show.  As soon as I started playing with it I knew I that simply must use it for the book.  It’s soft and luscious and wonderfully saturated.

Next down the runway is Nain.  He’s wearing Lorna’s Laces’ Shepherd Sock in the color Fjord.  Lorna’s Laces does a beautiful job of having solid color yarns that are still somehow rich and vibrant, and this is no exception.  Their yarn is a perfect choice when you really want to show off complicated stitch patterns.

Oh, and one little bit of official business.  I was lucky enough to get voted the designer for October in the Sock Knitter’s Anonymous group over on Ravelry.  So I’m having a quick little sale.  From now till Sunday night, if you buy two or more sock patterns you get 25% off your order if you use the code “Violently Domestic SKA”.  The only thing is you have to buy them through Ravelry’s cart system. Here’s how you do it:

  • go to my store on Ravelry
  • find the patterns you’d like, and be sure to use the “add to cart” buttons instead of the “buy it now” buttons
  • when you check out, you’ll see a button that says “use a coupon code” (it’s right next to the “checkout now” button)
  • click it, and put in “Violently Domestic SKA”
  • the total will be adjusted accordingly

Sorry for the little dance, but the promotions system over there is new and I haven’t had a chance to get it set up on this site yet.  It’s on the list of things to do, but I don’t have time to do it today, and I didn’t want you to miss out on the sale just because I’m a bit behind on my website maintenance.