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I have been working on 2 new patterns for my pattern line in the middle of working on tax return extension deadlines. I have emerged with my brain in tact, I think!

The first new pattern, Rainy Day Socks must be accompanied by a confession of sorts. I do not love to knit socks. Wait, what was that? I repeat I do not love to knit socks. With that said, I love to wear hand knit socks and I don't mind terribly knitting them in sport weight, hence the creation of the Rainy Day Socks. I really like the weight of these socks here in the Northwest, when it starts to rain and I need my feet to be happy and cozy.

I also love these socks, because they take just 2 skeins of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino and I can abuse them in the washing machine and have abused them in the dryer without a disaster! This is good news, because I have "accidentally" felted several pairs of mancake's socks that his mother made for him. She is an amazing sock knitter and can just whip socks up in no time and I help her by creating more demand by felting them soon after they are finished! Luckily, the socks do not go to waste, because apparently, felted mancake socks fit me perfectly! I do not felt mancake's sock on purpose. I repeat I do not felt mancake's socks on purpose.


Pattern:    Rainy Day Socks
Yarn:         Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, 2 skeins
                 Small Shown in #204 Aquamarine (MC) & #503 Pea (CC)
                 Large Shown in #9 Med Grey (MC) & #19 Moss (CC)
Needles:   US 3 (3.25mm)

Now for a special surprise, my friend Sarah and I own a Knitting Events Company together, called purlaway and this weekend we are hosting a workshop with Terri Shea, the Author of Selbuvotter. We will be learning all about how to knit the most beautiful mittens from her book. I am really looking forward to this as we have been planning it for over a year.

Several months ago, I decided that I should create a special mitten in our purlaway colors (green, orange and brown) to give to the participants of the event in our swag bags. We always have a gift bag for everyone that attends full of knitting goodies and I thought a mitten pattern would be fun. Of course, in classic form, I did not start the pattern several months ago when I had the idea. Nope, I decided to wait and start working on it during a very stressful tax deadline! MMMMM, math, I love math! Thank goodness for great tech editing and gracious test knitters!

The mittens are done, the patterns printed and I can take a deep breath and enjoy the weekend.

Here are the purlaway Mittens!

Pattern:   purlaway Mittens
Yarn:        Cascade Cash Vero, 2 sks  #006 Orange
                Crystal Palace Mochi Plus, 1 sk #554 Fern Rainbow
Needle:    US Size 6 (4.0mm)

Here they are in the men's size.

Pattern:   purlaway Mittens
Yarn:        Cascade Cash Vero, 2 sks  #032 Dark Olive
                Crystal Palace Mochi Plus, 2 sks  #554 Feldspar
Needle:    US Size 6 (4.0mm)

I am really excited about how these mittens turned out and hope that everyone at the workshop enjoys their pattern.

Off to the workshop.

Author: bluegirl -  Date: 09 Oct 2009 11:27 -  Tags: bluegirl knits designs
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