Updated patterns!

I'm in the process of updating my old patterns, particularly the bibs, to include charts. I'm rewriting some of the directions to make the patterns even easier and including alternative methods for beginning the bibs and for making the ties. Look for these patterns in the sidebar to see which ones have been added. It's a slow process, but eventually, they'll all be there!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Where did August go?

Oh wait, I know where it went! Almost everyone in my family spent some time either in a hospital or a doctor's office! Lots of worrying on my part, which translated into lots of sock knitting! (Don't worry though, for those of you who only come here for the free patterns, I do have another one coming up in two weeks.)

So then, would you like to see all the socks? I won't bore you with the details. Most are knit with Tofutsies and are just basic, plain generic patterns. Perfect for mindless knitting. Here they are:

Whew! I used to only have to worry about two boys, but now little Marty has started asking for them too! I love the KnowKnits pouches for my projects and they're everywhere in my house.
When the boys spot one, they always ask if there are socks inside! Do you know how hard (but fun) it is to have to knit three pairs of socks all the time? I'm not complaining, but if only those feet didn't grow so fast! I just hope they outgrow this obsession by the time they're teenagers!
On another different note, some of you may have seen the sneak peek at the new designs for the 2011 Dishcloth Calendar. If you haven't, here's one my designs:
I call it "Belle" (see the cow bell? Bell - Belle....get it?). It's an homage to my great Uncle Clarence and his dairy farm.
The pattern is only available through the calendar which usually goes on sale in September. I hope lots of you buy the calendar and not just for my patterns! The more that sell, the more money I make!! It's the only money I get for my patterns, so I hope you'll all take pity on me!! (How's that for a shameless plug??!!)
Finally, I'm happy to report that I now have my very own website to host patterns. There's no point in giving you the url because if you go there, it just directs you back here! The advantage is that I can post all the patterns in pdf format. I've started to slowly change over the patterns. I've also added the frog and the starfish to the list, so you can now download those. Eventually, I plan to rewrite all the old patterns and include the short row formulas and the crocheted ties so there will be some uniformity to them. Don't hold your breath though, because it will take me forever to get caught up. I just keep coming up with new ideas and I don't want to go back and even revisit some of those old ones!


Deb said...

Lovely socks. Hospitals & waiting rooms=lots of knitting. Ain't that the truth?

I don't come just for the free patterns. I think that your designs are so cute & I like to stop by & see what you've been up to. I feel like we're ol' friends.

Where can we purchase the calendar?

Aussie Maria said...

So many socks, guessing that means lots of hospital time. Oh dear. Love your patterns, but also like to see what else your up to

Experimental Knitter said...

Will charted patterns be included too (hint, hint)?