We are down to the wire! Just a few things left to do before we leave for the airport tomorrow to head to Portland, Oregon for Sock Summit!
Before I talk about what is coming in the way of patterns and yarns at Sock Summit, here's a picture of the yarn at the Amtrak Station in Greensboro.
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It is interesting to think of my yarn making the journey across the US without me. It went to DC and Chicago, and I think over to L.A. before heading up to Oregon.
Yesterday was when I expected to get the patterns that my sister Jeannie Giberson (soxnsox on Ravelry) has developed all printed and ready to be collated. But we had a power outage for over 3 hours that changed my plans. So today is the appointed day for doing that.
We will have 3 new patterns. Two were brought out at Stitches South, but I didn't really do much to let people know about them. So here we are!!
The first is "X's and O's". This is a great pattern that includes 3 different options. An adult size, a child's size, and a child's kneesock. The great thing about this sock is that it hugs and stretches as needed on your calf! A great sock to make as a gift for loved one!
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The next pattern is the Choix Entrelac Sock. Choix is French for choices. And you have many choices or options with this pattern. You can choose 2-ply (fingering) or 3-ply (sport), child or adult, multi-color heel, striped toe, and most of all, what are your main and contrasting color(s). Here are some pictures of different socks that have been knitted with this pattern.
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[caption id="attachment_178" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Entrelac sock in bruin and dahlia"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_180" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Entrelac in child and adult sizes"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_181" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Another Option for the Entrelac Sock!"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_182" align="alignleft" width="145" caption="Entrelac Sock in Sport Weight "][/caption]
The last pattern Jeanne developed was specifically for Sock Summit!! It is called "The Little Black Sock". It is a great lace sock to wear dressed up or down, and hides that sexy little bit of red at the toe. I think of it as the daring bit of red slip just ever so slightly showing.
Here is a hint! More to be revealed in my next post!
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