Friday, June 12, 2009

A berry special sock....

Happy Friday!! Yay!! School is out!! Things should be settling down at work for the summer! Yippee!!!

I've finally made enough progress on my new design to show you!

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It was definitely inspired by this gorgeous skein of Plucky Knitter MCN yarn in the colorway Ripe for Picking.

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something berry special

The stitch pattern reminded me of berries too!

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Mmmmmmm....such yummy yarn! Maybe I'll be inspired with a name for this pattern while I'm at the farmer's market tomorrow morning! Either that...or Raspberry Torte...you know, Strawberry Shortcake's friend!

Speaking of patterns, I'm so excited that my Cotty pattern is in the running for the Socks that Rawk! Group's Quarterly KAL! Thank you all for being so supportive of my design! I can't even imagine seeing so many colors of my favorite yarn knit in one of my patterns!!! If you haven't had a chance to vote for which pattern is picked, here's the thread! Feel free to click the love button!

If you are thinking of buying the pattern, WAIT!! If picked, it'll be marked down to $4.00 from June 16-July 7!!

And, if you leave a comment in this post, I'll pick five lucky winners to receive a free copy of the pattern too! I'll pick the winners and email the pattern on Monday, June 15th! You have until 9am PST on the 15th to enter!

Here's to a happy happy weekend!!!!!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

59 comments:

Zonda said...

Wow, love that patterning! Yep, I've already got my colorway picked out for my 2nd pair of Cotty's in STR..er..I mean sock candy I think the colorway will be perfect for it :)

pdxknitterati said...

I love both the color and the pattern of your new sock. It's a perfect match! And it makes me think of marionberries and raspberries, all mixed together. Berry nice!

MerlinsMom said...

Love the berry color and design of your new sock design. The Cotty Sock looks like fun too. Hope you're picked!

Scrabblequeen said...

Congrats on being in the running for the KAL sock. I think your pattern rocks!

karolee said...

Thank you for offering your pattern at a discount. I'm the one who asked for your Cotty sock to be on the final list for voting. It is doing really well. I think they will pick the top 2 patterns.
It's going to be fun with your pattern since it looks good with a variegated yarn.

Stacey said...

goodness, that is absolutely gorgeous! Berries are my favourite thing of the summer :)

knitter said...

Love the Cotty, love the strawberries! Good luck with the voting!

Shannan said...

Your new sock pattern is beautiful!

Melissa said...

I love the combination of yarn and pattern - really beautiful!

Susie said...

Not only do I love the sock but now I'm hungry too!

cbknits80 said...

How exciting!! And if Plucky yarn doesn't inspire designs I don't know what will!

Batty said...

Perfect yarn/pattern combo, I love how it's knitting up! Now I want berries. Yum.

Discoknits said...

I'll have to pick some more STR for the Cotty KAL - I'm almost done with me second sock, first pair.

And as for your new design - lace, ribs and raspberries, what's not to love :0)

We're having a blast here in our new home, and this afternoon, I'm going to meet miss Cristi for some KIPing :0). It's quite a drive though, so I hope I don't get lost!!!

peaknits said...

You are not just "in" the running for the KAL - you are running away with it girl! I checked "love" because I do love the pattern! I need to cast on #2 soon. Your current sock is so gorgeous! A little Plucky never hurts either:)

Suburbaknitsta said...

Love the Cotty's and am so hoping they win. The new design is gorgeous :)

Emily said...

What a beautiful new pattern! The yarn is gorgeous too! I"m looking forward to knitting Cotty- so I'd love to have a copy :)

Nutty Knitter said...

I'm loving the new pattern! The color works perfectly and the Strawberry Shortcake reference is awesome.

Congrats on the cotty sock as well.

I thought the school I work at is slow to get to summer & we had our last day last Friday. Bummer to think there are folks out there on a later schedule.

littlelib said...

I love the new socks, the pattern and colour look so delicious together. They make me truly wish we had more spring here to see matching flowers blooming :)

Congrats on Cotty being in the running, it's a lovely and worthy pattern.

dianne said...

LOVE the new sock! You have definitely been bitten by the designing bug. Way to go!

Christine said...

Even if Cotty is not picked. I'm going to knit it one day anyway... Love the new pattern, too!

Rani said...

That is a gorgeous pattern! It looks so lovely! How about Wild Raspberries.

Angela said...

I love that berry colorway too. I have several pairs of socks in that shade in my sock drawer too. Went over and gave your pattern a "love".

KatherineR said...

Your berry pattern looks scrumptious!

But I'd love to try your Cotty pattern.

Anonymous said...

Glad your pattern is in the running!

Kaye said...

Wuahhahahaha! Raspberry Torte--lovely sock and bringin' it back OLD SCHOOL 80s style with that name if you go with it!

Alicia said...

Oh another pattern! Pretty!

Kathy in San Jose said...

Mmmm, berries! (Which reminds me, I need to go out to the backyard and pick some blackberries.) Love your new berries-inspired pattern. Hmmm, I may even have some blackberry-colored yarn. I also have Cotty queued up, but must finish my current socks first.

Jodi said...

Oh, your new design is looking gorgeous! Love all the details, and Sarah's a color genius, as usual. I'd love to try your Cotty pattern. ;-)

pendie said...

The socks look good enough to eat! I love the pattern as well.

Trista said...

I enjoy how bright and cheery your blog is to read. I am liking the socks and it is great to see you writing patterns!
You just reminded me to go to the farmer's market in Seattle! Thanks!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Pretty! Love the color & pattern. I'm assuming you're using a Japanese stitch dictionary.

Jill L said...

I love you new pattern! Lovely lil berries!

Melissa said...

The new pattern is beautiful!! (And so is Cotty!)

Neuroknitter said...

Wowie...you are designing your little knitterly heart out!! Gorgeous!! Love the color, love the pattern!!

I've got the Cotty pattern so don't pick me from the commenters...I can't wait for the STR KAL to get started already, I just know Cotty will be one of the top two contenders!

Happy Market day! Happy weekend!

weezalana said...

That is gorgeous! Like Zonda, I've already got the colorway picked out for Cotty. :)

Hey, Monday is my birthday! *rubs hands and blows berfday luck towards random number generator* ;)

Gayle said...

I was planning on using Pepe for a pair of Cottys....mmm, but your "berry sock" is lovely as well. The Pepe colors make me think of wild berries, and I could combine with your Berry pattern. You know, there always has to be a theme!

Lynne E. said...

That's a beautiful "berry" pattern. I really like the way that you've incorporated it into socks.

cupcakefaerie said...

Raspberry Torte is perfect! What an emerging designer you are!

I know you're going to be one of the top two vote getters because Cotty is so lovely, but wishing you more luck can't hurt. Good luck!

Laura W said...

This yarn looks very much like a silk yarn I used for a sea themed scarf for my MIL - it IS a yummy color but can you post more detail about the yarn, because I would dearly love to use it again and have lost my original yarn info....

Corvidae said...

I think Raspberry Torte would be the perfect name for the new pattern -- brings back memories! : )

Lori in Michigan said...

berry LOVE! and just while I'm pattern-searching for my own recent Plucky stash enhancement...Yo! Pick me!

TinkingBell said...

Gorgeous pattern and yes - I voted for cotty - a very fun looking knit....but you might have to make this one available for the next round - what would if look like in STR?

cpurl17 said...

What a pretty pattern!

I'm the proud owner of a Cotty pattern so I'm waiting for the KAL to start!

Caffeine Girl said...

I love all things raspberry -- and your pattern is as delicious as fresh-picked berries!

Beth said...

What a lovely pattern. It remindes me of a berry patch or a vines.

emily said...

The new berry sock is gorgeous! And the Cotty sock would be perfect for STR - it's in my queue already.

Beverly said...

How exciting! Good luck!

Kathrin said...

... and another lovely pattern. Beautiful!

Katie said...

beautiful, beautiful pattern... the berries are really interesting...

hearthead said...

I LOVE your new pattern!!! Pretty!
Can't wait to see this pair up close! I am so proud of you!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carrie! it's just awesome that your pattern is doing so well. I long ago voted for Cotty and do hope you win! Hope to see you Tuesday evening with a big "winner" smile all over your face!!! Yvette

knittingknirvana said...

I think a berry name would be very fitting!

Good luck! I'll go vote!! :)

Kittenster said...

I love the new sock, I definitely think Raspberry Tort, or Raspberry Beret (cause who doesn't love Prince). I hope they pick the Cotty socks.

Angela said...

That new design is gorgeous!

yarn4kalei said...

Love Cotty and can't wait to try it for the KAL! :0)

Sylvia said...

It is indeed berry berry special! Yummie, it makes me wanna take a bite!

Sam said...

I voted for you!

The new design is looking good.

Linda said...

Your new design is looking very delicious--I'm looking forward to the pattern! Congrats on Cotty being chosen for the STR KAL! I've got the pattern all printed up and ready to go.

tapmouse said...

WOW, IGK! I LOVE this new pattern! Ack!-ANOTHER pattern to cue!

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