You want New Sock?

I suspect that I burned myself out last month because it's been something close to painful for me to pick up the needles lately. This couldn't have happened at a more inopportune time, as I'm test knitting a new sock pattern and I CAN'T WAIT to make it available to all you lovely knitters.

This is Domovina (or rather, what there is of Domovina so far) posing with Oompah Bear. If all goes well I'll be releasing further pictures (and the pattern proper) within the next week. Fingers crossed that I can keep myself away from Final Fantasy XII and The Fall of the Kings long enough to meet my tentative deadline.

There's a new mitten on the way as well!

Finished mitts, felted bags, etc.

Look what took forever to finish:They're done! I'm thrilled. Now I can get on with the two new patterns that I'm working on.

The plan today was to work on my new sock pattern so that I'd be able to show a first glimpse here, just didn't happen. Maybe it will tonight. Instead, I updated my Etsy shop with some goodies:

It's nice to have things I've made up for sale again. I know a lot of people have been interested in those little bags that I posted today. Here's hoping that they find new homes soon.

Saving You from Second Sock Syndrome Since...Today.

I've got a special treat for you today, especially if you (like me,) suffer from Second Sock Syndrome. I've just listed three very special kits featuring three of my sock patterns in my Etsy shop.
What makes these kits so special? Well, there is only one of each available, and they all feature ONE completely knit sock. This means that should you decide to pick one up all you have to knit is the mate and you'll have a complete pair. If only all sock knitting worked this way! The kits come in three flavours: Kethry, Flannery and Yukari. All feature one complete sock (knit by me and coincidentally the prototype sock used in designing and writing their respective patterns,) a copy of the pattern, enough yarn to make a second sock (and complete the pair) and the numbers I used so that you'll be able to produce an exact matching sock.You can't ask for an easier sock experience! As I've been told that my sock patterns tend to be a little more complex than most, this would be a good opportunity to try your hand at one. The commitment normally required to produce a pair of socks is automatically cut in half!Each sock is knit to fit US Ladies' sizes 7-9, though the lacy socks may have a bit more give to them as their patterns are stretchy. I can provide exact measurements or more details should anyone require them.
I'll post links to the kits in the sidebar to the right for quick and easy access. Remember, there is only one of each kit, so when they're gone, they're gone!

The Campus Scarf is Done, boys, and it's so lonely on a limb.

I can hardly believe it, but after languishing for over one year the Campus Scarf is done! The ends have even been woven in! I'm over-using exclamation points!

I ended up doing six full repeats instead of the pattern's recommeded seven, but the scarf is longer than its recipient is tall, so I figured the extra foot and a half won't be terribly missed. I think I might be even more excited about the scarf than its recipient is. I'm not surprised.

In other news, I am pleased to report that I will be finishing the thumb on Snowball Fight with Robert Smith mitten no. 2 this afternoon. One Xmas knitting project down...who knows how many more to go.

Also, I've started desgining again, and there is a new sock and a new mitten in the works, so watch out for those coming soon.