It went a little quiet here on the blog there for a while again. Things went a little off track with my son getting sick, then me catching the same thing. Once we regained our health, I focused in on getting a few things ready for release.
First up, I added Making the Most of Self-Striping Sock Yarn, Part 2 to the Tutorials tab. This is a perfect tutorial for those of you who have a favorite sock knitting method but hate seeing the leftovers go to waste. The trouble with these little balls of yarn is knowing exact how many yards or meters you have remaining and then finding a pattern you think fits the yarn.
This tutorial will help you through the math of determining how many yards (or meters) there are. You can use this for any yarn leftovers and stop wondering if you have enough yarn to complete the pattern you've chosen.
As an accompaniment to this tutorial, I have also released a new pattern that will help with using up these self-striping leftovers. My Mug Snug pattern is now available through Ravelry. It uses about 20 yards of self-striping sock yarn, and 10 yards of a solid color contrasting yarn, so those leftovers will no longer be a problem. I've even included a step by step photo tutorial of the pattern to make sure you get through the pattern without any trouble.
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