The post title really has nothing to do with this post aside from a major sporting event starting in a few hours. I have a random collection of topics to share, and the only things they have in common is that they’re all about me, and I’m writing about them today.
First up, I finished my neon crazy socks.
Since its February and gray and gloomy, I didn’t try getting a picture of these on my actual feet. The disembodied feet are slightly smaller than my actual feet, so the socks look a little lumpy. Trust me, they aren’t lumpy when worn on actual feet.
This yarn is perfect to work with in the gloomy, grayness of winter. The nice bright colors are the perfect distraction from the clouds and incredibly inaccurate weather forecasts we’ve had of late.
By popular request (Jo, I’m looking at you), I will be writing a pattern for these. Look for it to be available near the end of February, maybe early March.
On a completely unrelated note, many of you who are reading this post are visiting from Knitspot. Welcome, and thanks for visiting. For my regular readers who don’t know what I’m talking about, Anne Hanson and her social media wizard Laura wrote a really nice post about me. I took Anne’s class at fibrespace because it seemed like a fun way to spend the day, and that somehow turned me into a designer. Anne had offered to share the link to the Alluvial Deposits pattern since I started them in her class. Granted, it took a while for the pattern to come into being (sometimes these things have a timeframe of their own). I wasn’t expecting such kindness, and I’m really grateful, and I’m blushing in real life.
On yet another completely unrelated note, if any of you are Madelinetosh lovers, may I suggest you check out a kit that Craftsy is offering that pairs MadelineTosh Tosh Sock with Crosshaven. The kit has actually been available for a couple of weeks, but I’m just now remembering it. Life gets crazy busy sometimes.
Even with all this really exciting news, none of it will be going to my head. Stripes is determined to keep me grounded.