Oh hey, I sort of forgot to mention this (you guys are awesome by the way, this is totally not something I ever expected to have happen).
But, if you were waiting for the book to come back in stock on amazon, or if you were waiting for it to come in at your local yarn shop, it should be all set now.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I should keep working on the sequel!
I know you were worried about the hat. I had a moment of being worried about it, too. But I was pretty darn sure it would be cute in the end. And you know what? It totally, totally is.
And there’s just the tiniest bit of yarn left. I may try and make the shortest cuffs ever. Or I could be a normal person and call it done (or, just possibly, order more yarn…that’s more likely). I haven’t quite decided yet.
I am so glad you all are indulging me and letting me bring my early patterns back out. Anemochory are just too lovely to keep tucked away any longer!
You know how, when you’re new at something, you don’t have the good sense to know what’s going to be hard, so you just sort of dive in to all sorts of things? That was totally what happened with these.
Knitting them wasn’t hard, but writing them down proved challenging for 2010 me. Luckily, I’ve had some practice at this sock writing thing between now and then, and 2015 me had no trouble with it. I even worked in a few extra sizes (because socks this swoopy should be available to everyone).
These socks are made with a lovely sock yarn by Hazel Knits (always a fabulous choice). And while I don’t have this particular color to give away, I do happen to have a skein of Hazel Knits in a lovely orange (I can’t find a color name on the label, but it’s somewhere between Braeburn and Heirloom) to send home with one of you. Just leave me a comment telling me how you feel about arch shaping on socks to be entered to win. (Love it, not for you, not tried it yet but want to, maybe a bit scared? There’s no wrong answer. I just want to know if my fascination is shared!)
And while I can’t send yarn to everyone, I can give everyone a discount. Just use the code SWOOP to get a dollar the price between now and Friday. Just put Anemochory in your ravelry cart, click on the ‘use a coupon code’ button, and type in the code SWOOP. You’ll see the change in price reflected right away.
Comments left between now and the end of the day (eastern time) Friday, October 2, 2015 will be entered to win. I’ll pick a winner, contact them to get their addresses, and arrange to send yarn their way. Be sure to use a real email address so I can contact you if you’ve won (I won’t do anything with those email addresses besides notify the winner). If I do email you, I need to hear back from you within 72 hours or I will pick a new winner and contact them. Sorry, but I can only ship physical prizes to US addresses.
Yes, yes the obsession continues. No, I am not sorry. I’m also not done, so there are going to be at least a few more of these.
But, in the interest of being useful, I’ll answer a few questions. Yes, it’s skinny pencil roving (about sport weight maybe? I’m knitting on 4s.). No, I’d never seen it before either, but I’m fond of it. No, I don’t know where to find this exact stuff (I got it at Rhinebeck, three years ago, at a jewelry stand that just happened to have this one kind of yarn), but if you search etsy for pencil roving, you’ll find something similar. Yes, it does pull apart if you sneeze on it too hard, and yes you’ll want to keep a very light touch. But, once it’s knit up, it’s surprisingly sturdy.
But don’t worry, it’s not all rainbows all the time. We’ll be back to your more traditional sock stylings tomorrow. Anemochory is coming back out (be sure you’re on the mailing list if you want a heads up and a coupon when they do) and they are totally rainbow free.
Right, so, I’m starting to want everything I knit to be in gradient yarn. The knitting would go much much faster. Everybody else really really really wants to get through one more color change before they stop too, right? That’s totally normal I’m sure…