It's been a busy week at Stacked Woolens. I've published a new tutorial, put out a call for testers and behind the scenes, I've been working on writing 2 additional patterns and Part Two of the Making the Most of Self Striping Sock Yarn tutorial.
On Instagram I shared a lot of promotional things and test knitter projects, and I want to encourage you to take a look at those, in addition to what I share here.
These socks are from an upcoming sock pattern, Shine Bright. I actually bound off the second sock last night, and I'll share FO pictures this week. I am asking for pattern testing volunteers and the sign-ups remain open until the end of January so if you are intrigued send me an email.
As you will see on my Instagram feed, the current testers are calling these potato chip knitting, meaning like potato chips, where you can't eat just one, you can't knit just one round or one diamond pattern in a sitting. I felt the same way as I was knitting and I am glad that these early pattern knitters are finding the same thing.
This is another sock I bound off last night. It is an upcoming design using Hedgehog Fibres Sock yarn in Oracle. I haven't decided on a name yet, so feel free to throw out your suggestions in the comments below. I feel like these are the same kind of potato chip knitting as the Shine Bright socks, but we'll see what test knitters say in a couple of weeks.
I have to say that I love the color splashes in these. Those bright greens, pinks and magentas are so happy feeling, and a perfect contrast to the gray and white. I am really excited to do FO pictures of these.
This year, I have made a goal to knit a pair of socks each month. I plan to buy a new skein from an indie dyer every other month and work from stash the alternating months I made a little Pinterest board, planning my yarn purchases and projects. This yarn I bought from a sale at Erin Lane Bags where she had some leftover kits from clubs during 2016, so it was a complete surprise.
It was serendipitous that the kit I was shipped was from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe collection, since my son and I read part of the series last year and I made him a King Peter costume for Halloween last year.
I've slated this yarn for socks in November, so we'll all have to wait to see how it knits up but I am excited about it.
Finally, I shared this progress picture of my Mudpunch yarn sock. I am using this yarn for Part Three of my Making the Most of Self Striping Sock Yarn tutorial series. I've knit enough length for the first sock, and I have a few inches into the length for the second sock.
My plan is to knit one long tube, and then separate it into 4 parts, to use all of the yarn. You'll have to stay tuned to see what all I make from that knitting. :)