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Friday, January 11, 2008

A Sneak Peek

A while back, I was contacted by Valerie from Yarn4Socks about doing a pattern for their Sock Club. Well, I did write a pattern and even got to collaborate with the yarn dyer (Madelinetosh)on the color for the sock club's December offering. You might remember that I mentioned it on the blog back in November sometime (or not - I don't remember what I had for dinner last night and that wasn't during the holidays).

Anyway, I had promised Yarn4Socks that I would give them an early release on the pattern and not release it to the public until the end of January. Since the sock club yarn is not to my knowledge, widely available (I'm pretty sure that the colorway - Nettle - was exclusive to the club), I decided to reknit the design in a yarn that is. What you might not realize is that in order to get a picture and test knit a design for a sock pattern, I only have to knit one sock. I suppose it would be a good idea to have a stunt double around, just in case, but so far I've been living dangerously and getting pictures and patterns finished before knitting the second sock. (Yes, here at Chez Pink Lemon, we do like to live on the edge!) This means that I only had one of the socks knit and I was fixing to knit the same design again in another yarn.

No matter what planet you live on, what your political affiliations are, and where you stand on how the toilet paper should come off the roll, having the same sock design in two different yarns that are two different colors does not make a pair. Common sense and knowing myself (I consider working with myself instead of against myself a sign of wisdom and maturity) kicked in and I decided to knit the second sock with the club yarn before starting the first sock in the other yarn. The other night I finished the second sock in the club colorway and was able to cast on with the new yarn, so I decided to show them to you as a teaser for the pattern that will be coming out at the end of this month. Unfortunately, it's rainy and overcast today, so I couldn't get a good picture of both socks, so you're going to get one of the pictures I took for the club pattern - but if you use your imagination, you can probably picture a second sock that looks just like the one in the picture.

So here it is: Scarborough Fair! There is a second sock design in the pattern as well, but you'll have to wait to see that one. The pattern will be released for sale to the general public at the end of the month!


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Blogger Kerry said...

OMG! It's just gorgeous! I can't wait until it's available to the public.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Horse 'n' Round said...

Love it, love it, love it! Thanks for sharing the photo!

10:28 AM  
Blogger Ronni said...

Pretty! I see I'll have to add yet another sock to my to-knit list.

12:58 PM  
Blogger baby face said...

Even though I must have 100 sock
patterns, I thought I must have
this one too. Although I am very
ill, I am still knitting. Very
slow though. I hope that I can get
this pattern when it comes in.
The sock is beautiful.

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I already have mine. Neener, neener!

2:55 PM  
Blogger Knittripps said...

Beautiful sock!

3:09 PM  
Anonymous naomi said...

I have to disagree. I have a pair of socks that I intentionally knit from two different yarns--one sock is fiery colors from Spirit Trails, and the other is (different) fiery colors from Lorna's Laces.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I love it! I want it I want it!

Argh. Must wait. I hate waiting. (Even though I currently have 2 socks on the needles, 1 in the immediate queue, and many skeins of sock yarn waiting....)

7:46 PM  
Blogger peaknits said...

I was one of the lucky receipients of the club kit - nice - both socks are pretty amazing - and the colorway is awesome too!

8:23 PM  
Blogger weebug said...

i absolutely love that sock!

3:06 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I love the design and the yarn. Is the yarn pictured here the sock club yarn? Did I get that right? I wich yarn dyers would get into the alomst solids and subtly shaded yarns a little more. It is so much easier to find a pattern for those types of yarns.
I will be watching for that pattern. Thanks

1:46 PM  

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