The winner of the lovely Shalimar Yarns Zoe Sock is…Kerri at number 14! Thanks so much to everyone who entered. I’m officially sold on these giveaways and will do my best to offer them when I release patterns in the future. Thanks to everyone who entered.
Come back Thursday morning for a link to the first part of the pattern for a mystery knit along on Ravelry!
It is, for the first time this fall, officially cold enough that I reached for a pair of thick fuzzy handknit socks to keep my feet warm. I grabbed Slant, and I’m pleased to report they are working quite well. My feet are definitely warmer and there is now no need to do anything drastic like closing the windows.
On the business front, the winner of the giveaway will be announced tomorrow, and a new pattern will be released on Thursday.
Xanthophyll socks are live, and the pattern is here!
To celebrate their release, the folks at Shalimar Yarns have kindly offered to donate a skein of the lovely Zoe Sock yarn I used to make them to one lucky reader.
To have a chance to win, just go over to their website, find your favorite color of the Zoe Sock yarn, and leave the name of it in the comments. You can leave other stuff too of course (I find reading comments strangely entertaining) but you have to leave a color name to win. I’ll leave the comments open until Monday evening. Then on Tuesday I’ll randomly pick a winner from among them. Just be sure to use a working email address to leave your comment so I can contact you if you win. I promise I won’t do anything with your email address other than contact you if you’ve won!
One small reminder, until the end of the month I’m giving away a free copy of the pattern for the Colophon mitts if you buy any of my sock patterns. The details of that offer are here if you’re interested.
Or rather The Boy will come home while the sun has come out. For that unusual confluence of events is really all that is standing in the way of releasing the Xanthophyll socks. They’ll be out tomorrow morning! Just as exciting, the marvelous folks over at Shalimar Yarns have agreed to donate a skein of the Zoe Sock in Sapote (the yarn I used to make the socks) to a lucky reader. I’ll post the details tomorrow, but it will be another of the ‘leave a comment, get a chance to win’ sort of things.
The next release will be a free pattern as part of a mystery knit along on Ravelry. The first part of that will be coming out on October 1, and I’ll post a link here to the Ravelry group for anyone who wants to join in.
I got overly ambitious and went ahead and released these early!
These are simple and fun fingerless mitts designed to use up leftover bits of sock yarn. The airy pattern makes the most of limited quantities of yarn, and the ribbing makes for a very stretchy finished product. These are prefect for gift knitting!
The pattern is for sale here, but until the end of the month (11:59 pm eastern time September 30th 2009) it will also be available for free if you buy another of my patterns! To claim it, just buy another pattern and forward a copy of the email you get as a receipt with your purchase to me at hunter-colophon (at) violentlydomestic (dot) com.