Before I get to the progress photos, I need to announce the winner of a copy of Charts Made Simple: Understanding Knitting Charts Visually by JC Briar.
Thank you all for entering the giveaway! The great and mighty Random Number Generator at Random.org chose Eileen Bunn to receive the free copy. Eileen, I have emailed you.
And thank you, JC Briar, not only for writing this wonderful book, but for donating a copy for the giveaway!
The knitting progress is not mine, but is from some of my sample knitters who are knitting up the patterns from my upcoming e-booklet The Winter of My Discontent.
First up, mittens being knit by Leslie.
This pattern is knit in DK weight wool, and Leslie is using Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool. Kudos to Leslie, who has already found 3 errors in my chart (and had to rip back once because of one of them). She’s a great test knitter!
Next up, fingerless mitts.
Stacy is knitting these babies.
They are knit in fingering weight wool, and Stacy is using her own Tempted Good Grrl yarn in the “Moonlight colorway.
Isn’t Stacy’s manicure nice?
And of course we have socks.
Susan (link is to her Ravelry project page for this knit) is knitting this sock from Madelinetosh Sock in “Crow.” I love the yarn Susan chose!
I also love how these three knitters chose yarns in the same color “family” — total coincidence, as I did not specify yarn or colorway.
But wait! Here are the same socks in a vastly different colorway!
Beck is knitting the largest size of the same pattern (for her husband) in Ella Ray Lace Merino in “Navy Gold.” I love how the pattern looks in this yarn, too. And Beck had some help with her photo shoot:
That’s Otto, who apparently is in love with the sock.
Thank you to Leslie, Stacy, Susan, and Beck who made this blog post possible with their photos.
There are three more projects being knit by three more knitters, and I’ll have photos of those to share with you soon as well.
“Is Otto single?”