Friday, April 11, 2014

An Update on Fisherwoman Socks

Several years ago I made a pair of socks for my friend, Jean, who is a fisherwoman and a talented potter. The picture at the bottom is the original pair. At the time I just added the Fish Scale Lace pattern to my standard sock. I kept thinking that it needed a little something else but didn’t come across anything that suited my fancy. I’ve looked at stitch pattens many times over the years since with the sock in mind but never found just the right thing until this past week.  Now I present to you the complete Fisherwoman Sock pictured on top in Whimsical Colors silky merino light in Silver Fox.  It is knit from the top down on two circular needles and combines Little Scales Stitch with Fish Scale Lace to make a hearty but feminine sock for girls who like to fish, girls who like fish, and girls who like cool hand knit socks. The pattern will be available soon in my Ravelry store. It's on Libby's to do list. She proofreads all of my patterns and I have to say she is so good at it and makes such great suggestions that she is worth waiting for. 

A Birthday Prezzie!

While visiting my mother-in-law, Jean, recently, she gifted me with some sleeping beauty turquoise jewelry. The color of the stone was captivating to me. I also love the name of it which is based on the name of the mine in Globe, Arizona, where the rare color of turquoise is mined, Sleeping Beauty Mine.

Julie at Island Wools dyed this merino silk blend for me and I think the color is perfect. Her line of hand painted yarns, Whimsical Colors, is dyed at the shop in Friday Harbor, WA. I find her colors delicious and hard to resist.

I named my new pattern, Sleeping Beauty Cowl, after the beautiful turquoise. It is available in my Ravelry store as of today. It's my 60th birthday this month and I'm feeling festive! My pattern is available to download for free until my birthday on the 22nd and then I will give myself a prezzie by putting the price of $5.00 in effect. So have a Bday prezzie on me and go download yourself a copy for free before it's too late.