Tuesday, July 02, 2013

A few of my favourite things...

I'm thrilled to announce that the Purple Purl is hosting an evening event with me, July 24th. It will be a combination trunk show/meet and greet/talk/coffee evening. I'll be giving a presentation, sharing my favourite tips and techniques, and then I'll open the floor for questions.

All attendees will receive a gift bag! It's a bag of goodies that include some of my favourite things, knitting tools and accessories, and it will include a brand-new pattern for most favouritest thing of all:  a pair of Cabled Noro socks!

(They're so brand new that the samples are still blocking, drying out in the sunshine on my patio. They're so new, in fact, that I don't have a name for them... any suggestions?)  (The pattern will be available for sale after the event, for those of you who can't attend.)

More info in their newsletter.

Note that if you come wearing one of my designs, not only will I demand to photograph it, but you'll also be entered in a draw for a special prize.

Brenna of Lettuce Knit told me an excellent story... she was visiting a yarn shop in her home state of Minnesota, and she ran into a knitter who told her about the best sock pattern she'd ever encountered...

Turns out? It was mine! My classic Basic Ribbed Sock, which I published WAAAAY back when.

If you don't already have it, you can download for free, here. No Ravelry log in required.

And speaking of socks... recent sock knitting student J. has taken to it with aplomb, and socks have become her favourite thing to knit. (It happens. It's got to the point where I warn people: spend enough time knitting with me and you'll start knitting socks, whether you want to or not.)

I saw her this weekend, and she showed me the most fantastic thing: she's created a cheat sheet for my top down sock pattern, small enough to carry in her knitting bag. This way, she doesn't have to carry the full pattern sheet. She's put clear tape over the instructions, but left checkboxes "untaped" so she can fill them with pencil as she works, and then she can erase them when she starts the next sock.

This makes me so happy!


Debbi said...

I love the idea of the pattern on the card, especially the "untaped" part for marking off! So clever!!

May said...

Very handy. I may copy her brilliant idea. Just a note to thank you for your training sock pattern which I've used for baby socks. At least one pair was knit in Noro!

kelli ann & lorie said...

Love this card to no end.

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