Propitiate is almost done. They need a few more hours of knitting, Wednesday is the goal. The real question is how much does having them finished matter? Is it ok to release a pattern that just shows one finished sock, or do you prefer to see both of the socks finished in the pictures included in a pattern? They have been finished by a whole slew of test knitters, so I am confident that the pattern works. It’s just a matter of finding the time to finish my own pair and then getting them on The Boy’s feet for a photo shot while the sun still shines.
The Pedigreed pattern has been revamped and is back out with testers. It should hopefully be out some time in August. Thanks for being patient while they got reworked, and for the continued interest in them. I’ll let you know how they’re coming along.
As promised, the rest of the news.
First, I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be designing a sock for another yarn/pattern club. This one is a little different. There is a theme – Wicked Women – and it’s a joint effort. It’s a three installment club with an exclusive yarn and a specially designed pattern shipping out every other month from September to January. Mine will be the January sock. All the details are over at the Yarnarina’s page. Go sign up before the spaces run out!
Next, the questions I asked earlier and their answers. It was great to read your thoughts, especially on the issue of combination packs. The consensus seems to be that deals are great, but that I should try not to penalize those that have already bought the patterns by making them re-buy things to get new socks. That sounds like a totally valid concern, and I’ll probably lean towards offering a buy x get y for free deal rather than tying an exclusive pattern to the purchase of a group of other patterns. As for the comments, we didn’t quite reach the number I was hoping for to do a giveaway. I think what I’ll do is save the email addresses of those of you kind enough to answer and put them in future drawings for goodies. I have entirely more yarn that I can use, and I’d rather give it away than have it go to waste, so there will be giveaways in the future.
On the knitting front, things are, alas, slow. The real (or at least non-knitting) world is continuing to demand my time, and my arms are limiting the amount of knitting I can do without pain. The big project is done on Wednesday though, and I plan to indulge in some knitting to celebrate its completion. However, I did get The Boy to model the current socks and let me take pictures of them (his comment – you want me to put them on the ground? Outside? But they’re hand knit socks! I have an awesome Boy.) Here’s a peek, and wow is it easier to take a picture of someone else’s feet than of your own.
The first of the Propitiate socks is done and the second cast on. The first draft of the patten is written, and I’ll likely have it out to testers next weekend (and hopefully available about two weeks after that). This pattern is going to include instructions for the sock as it’s shown here (with the slanting rib) and for a second version with straight ribs.
These are meant to be for The Boy, but his feet were unavailable for a photo soot, so you get mine instead. Pardon any bagginess…they fit his feet much better than they do mine.
Embonpoint is being tested, and the pattern should be out next week. I’m mailing the socks off to Schaefer this morning and will do my best to demonstrate the firmness of character and stoic resolve for which I am known (in other words, I shall try not to weep in the post office as I send them away).
In the meantime, another ball of yarn sort of slipped and fell and found itself impaled on my needles in the shape of a sock. No idea how that happened. This one is for The Boy, and is called Propitiate. There is a wee story behind the title, and I shall explain it later. In the meantime, you’ll have to make do with just a picture. I have to go try not to embarrass myself in front of the postal clerks.