Thank you for all the blog-i-versary wishes. I feel loved.
There was a question, both here and over on Aimee’s blog where she posted her review of my upcoming book — are all the patterns in the book new, or are they available elsewhere?
The book has a total of 23 patterns. There are three plain “template” patterns (each with one of the three heels I like best for toe-up socks). They are basically the same as my generic patterns that you can get on my website.
But the 20 “real” patterns in the book have not been available for sale or free anywhere. It’s all new stuff.
About my current sock-in-progress,Marlene asked:
How did you came up with the pattern for the butterfly?
I did a google image search for butterflies and spend a very happy fifteen minutes looking at some lovely butterfly photos. Then I took graph paper and pencil and did a chart using knits and purls. I added to yarn-overs and decreases and presto! A lace butterfly.
It’s not always this simple. I often find that what looks good on paper often doesn’t work when I start to knit it. But this chart was the exception. I made one stitch adjustment on the chart (and that was actually before I started knitting) and then knit it as written.
As far as progress goes, I’m working on the heel.
In other news, Lucy celebrated the blog-i-versary last night with a shot of catnip.
“I can’t find my fuzzy rat! Can you tell me where my fuzzy rat is? Kthnxbai.”
Me? I had a shot of Scotch whisky.
Okay, two shots.