Vogue Knitting – Featuring ME!

Vogue Knitting Early Fall 2011, photo by Paul Amato
Vogue Knitting Early Fall 2011, photo by Paul Amato

These socks were designed by ME and are going to be in the Early Fall 2011 edition of Vogue Knitting!  I’m soooo excited to see my socks in print!

They are knit toe-up in a half-brioche stitch, with calf shaping built into the stitch pattern.  The yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in color Alabaster.  You can also, of course, knit them as calf length if you don’t like knee socks.  I was excited to design knee socks because there aren’t so many patterns out there for long socks, and the challenge of calf shaping was interesting to solve.

I hope to see lots of my socks knit up in the near future.  The magazine goes on sale on news stands on June 7th.

I’m also just about finished with another long sock pattern, so stay tuned to this channel for more lovely socks!

Only Knitting

I must admit to having lost a lot of my blogging mojo these days.  Believe me, I’m not sitting around watching tv with nothing to write about.  I just haven’t felt like writing.  It happens.

But I HAVE felt like knitting and I’ve been doing a lot of it.  I’m busy working on a little sweater called Elphaba (Ravelry link).  I’m making it in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock, in color Ink.  I’m participating in the MadMay Madelinetosh knit along frenzy that is happening on the Madelinetosh Lovers forum on Ravelry.  Knit a sweater from start to finish in the month of May and you win glory and fame and maybe a real prize.  I know, I always get myself involved in these things with deadlines.  I never learn.

Here’s where I am as of this morning.  I only have to knit on the sleeves and I’m done!

I love the fabric from this yarn and I love how this pattern is fitting.  I’m really excited to finish it now.

It’s obvious to me that my blogging has been suffering when I realize that I never posted about the 15% off sale at Yarns Apart!  It’s a MadMay sale – all Madelinetosh yarn is 15% off when you use coupon code MadMay2011 in your shopping basket.  May is almost over, but it’s not too late to order with a discount!  Go Mad!