Knitting content. Crazy, huh? We certainly have some catching up to do. So here goes.
1. Toast. I changed it up from my gazillion pairs of Toasties and skipped the thumb hole. I wanted something super, super easy to knit on during movies or when I couldn't work on secret knitting.
The awesome mug is a gift from Erica! Love!
These were started back in January after the Plucky Knitter Event, and they were finished right before Sock Camp. Goodness gracious! Forever! But then I did have a lot of secret knitting in February and March. And I must say something about Sarah's cashmere yarns. Heavenly! I love love love her cashmere and must cast on another project soon!
2. Speaking of secret knitting, did you all see the new shipment from the Rockin' Sock Club?! Not only does it feature an awesome pattern by our favorite Neuroknitter, but it also featured my new pattern, Merry Socksters!
I snapped a few quick photos before I sent the sample off to the Depraved Dyer!
The brightly colored yarn was named Electric Koolaid Acid Test, and it definitely needed an easy-to-knit pattern that could stand out against the bright colors. The sample was knit in the large size, but when I was designing the pattern, I just had to first knit it up in the medium size because that is usually where I get to see that pretty striping that I just love with STR! Here's another look but in the Cattywampus colorway.
And of course, I need to knit myself a pair now! I thought I'd make a bit more progress at both sock camp and Disneyland, but um....I didn't!
Overlooking New Orleans Square.
Going for a ride on the teacups.
I can't believe I forgot to pull the sock out during our princess breakfast! Oh well! Merry Socksters is exclusive to the Rockin' Sock Club this year, but will be available to the general public in March 2012! I was thrilled to be a designer again for this club that I have loved being a part of for the past 5 years!
3. I would love to see Merry Socksters knit up in our new sock camp colorway, Mad Hatter.
But, alas, I'm on to my next design, so that won't be happening soon.
4. I love this designing things, but I'm trying to figure out how I can do that, and knit all of the other fabulous patterns out there. Like this. Or the mystery sock that Knittinggolfer has designed for the Solid Socks Group on ravelry. Or the Smocked Slouch Hat kit that I ordered from the Plucky Knitter. Better yet, maybe I'd have time to jump into the first KAL in our Irishgirlieknits Group on Ravelry for Sweet Home (I'm hoping too! Oh, and Sweet Home is on sale until the end of April for $4.)! I might join in the Sunshine Yarnies Lace KAL as well! A few in the group are planning to knit Cotty socks (hint hint: coupon code: sunshine for 20% off Cotty through April 17) and I have the perfect skein to knit...
Sunshine Yarns Luxury Sport, colorway Patronus
Oh, so many patterns, so little time..
So what do you all have on your needles? What are you wishing for more time to cast on? Do tell....