I have a few things to share with you today!
First up – I have a newly released pattern to share with you – my May Day Flower Socks are now available as a pdf download. These were published last year in Cast On magazine, and now it’s available individually. I really enjoyed designing these socks – I hope you enjoy knitting them!
Second – I’m happy to report that I will be an instructor at the TKGA conference this year! The conference will be held in Charleston, SC – July 13-16. I’ll be helping out on Master’s Day on Wednesday, and teaching several classes throughout the conference as well. I’m very excited! I hope to see you there! Stay tuned here for more details – registration should open up early March.
Also – registration is still going strong for the Carolina Fiber Frolic! And there is still space in my classes at the retreat! It should be a whole lot of fun! March 18-20 in Sapphire, NC. I can’t wait!!
I’ve still been super busy lately. I finished all my deadline knitting for designs that will come out in the summer, but now I’m busy prepping all my classes for March and July! I did go ahead and submit ideas to a couple of design calls, and I should find out about those soon.
Finally – I have some actual knitting I can share with you today – how wonderful is that? It’s been pretty cold here lately, and I have a favorite pair of mittens that I made several years ago. I wear them a lot when it’s cold enough. BUT, the cuffs have always bothered me – they are not fitted and cold air sneaks up the cuffs, which is no fun. So, I decided to fix it. Luckily I still have some of the cream-colored yarn I used to knit the mittens with.
I picked up stitches on the inside at the base of the cuff, and knit a couple of rounds plain, then did a couple of decrease rounds. (Plus I’m using smaller needles than I used to knit the body of the mittens). Then I worked 1×1 rib for about an inch or so. Voila! Fitted cuffs that will keep out the chill! Looks maybe a bit funny with the original cuff still there, but I don’t care. I could have cut the original cuff out, but I’m going to leave it as it is.
I also could have simply picked up stitches from the cast on edge, but I didn’t really want to do that either – I wanted the fitted cuff higher up than it would have been that way.
So – repairs made, I am now ready for the ice and sleet we’re supposed to get overnight here!
So, that’s it from me today! I hope you have a lovely day, however you celebrate – or not. My husband and I don’t really do much on Valentine’s day – I could say something cheesy like ‘we celebrate our love every day’, but I’ll refrain. 😉 Really though, we try to do something special on our ‘first date’ anniversary instead – which falls later in the year. Cheaper cards and flowers and candies that way. 😉