The pattern for Amenable, the lovely, versatile socks I’ve been playing with for the last few months, is now up on ravelry. First things first, some pictures. Because I’m easily entertained and like pretty pictures.
Now maybe a bit of that useful information stuff. Just in case that would come in handy. These socks are written for four gauges (6, 7, 8, and 9 stitches per inch), which means you can use fingering, dk, or sport weight yarn (they’re shown here in Caper Sock and Caper Aran by String Theory). They’re written in eight sizes, which means you’ll be able to fit just about any feet you care to knit for. And there are two variations for the top of the foot, which means you can either go for something a bit more sedate, or something a bit more enthusiastic.
And I’m probably horribly biased, but I think they’re awfully pretty and unreasonably fun to knit too. If you find yourself itching to make a pair for yourself, they’re waiting for you over on ravelry.
I think I have a plan. Well no, I totally have a plan, I always have a plan. It’s more like I have a plan that is far enough along to do something bold like mention it publicly. Let’s do a little run down, shall we?
First up will be the alarmingly versatile socks. They pretty much just need a name and a final once over (having been modeled and tested by a bunch of very gracious folks who don’t let on at all when they think I’m being crazy). The plan is to put these out next week. The pattern will include both foot styles and is written for something ridiculous like 4 gauges and 8 sizes. There should be something there to fit more or less everyone.
Then, quick on the heels of the socks, is an adorable hat and cuff (which is dreadfully immodest and I know I shouldn’t say, but seriously, they’re ridiculously cute). This was a club pattern for an indie dyer last year, and it’s finally ready to be released to the world and I could not be more thrilled. Look for them the week after next.
Then, just in case that wasn’t enough, I have the re-release of both colophon and adumbrate planned for the end of May or beginning of June. Not quite sure which will come first or quite when it will happen, but they are both officially on the list (though dependent on finding either The Boy to take pictures of my hands or a friend to let me take pictures of theirs, but I think I can pull it off). And of course, some time in June, there might just be a book coming out too. I’m working on some fun stuff to go with the official book release (about which I will continue to be maddeningly obscure for weeks to come, just warning you).
So, the gist of all that is, oodles and oodles of stuff coming up. If you want to be sure you hear about it as it happens, you should join the mailing list. Though really, when the book goes up, you’ll probably hear me shouting about it, wherever you are!
Regardless of what mid-April snows do for one’s state of mind (or one’s sinuses), they do at least provide encouragement for knitting. The first mitt of the re-knit version of Adumbrate is done.
Alas this picture doesn’t quite show it off in its full glory (Millicent won’t bend her thumb in to show it off, but she has a long history of being a troublemaker). I’ll do my best to find a more cooperative model for the proper photos.
Here is the same mitt from last time, just with its tendency to go all three three-pronged reigned in a bit by a handy glove form.
This has actually grown a bit since the picture was taken. The thumb gusset is finished (and oh my goodness is it tidy, I love how they work on these). I’ll most likely have a finished one to show you early next week. Next week will also likely see some sort of housekeeping/schedule clarifying post. I’ve got scads and scads of things coming up over the next few months (including, you know, new book), and I should probably let you all know what to expect (short answer, knitting patterns…lots and lots of knitting patterns).
Oh, and in the meantime, I looked it up, and the color of the yarn (Dream in Color’s Everlasting DK) is raincloud. It’s yummy stuff (and completely appropriate for today’s weather), and I love working with it.
Knitting is usually pretty accommodating. It will stretch and bend and drape and generally do what you ask if you ask nicely enough. But this? This really wants to be a slightly smushed trefoil, and you aren’t going to convince it differently.
This is the re-knit for Adumbrate (in some of Dream in Color’s Everlasting DK in a color I will look up later). I’m finding them terribly amusing and enjoying their willful nature far more than I should.