Wednesday, 9 June 2021

WIP Wednesday: Feather On The Wind Mittens -- Oopsie!

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Welcome back to WIP Wednesday! And today, the second sample for the Feather on the Wind Mittens is -almost- done!  Now, originally, I thought they'd just need their ends sewn in and the bottom round sewn up  (they use a half-double crochet foundation rather then the usual foundation chain, so there's a one-round gap at the bottom of the cuff). 

Two crochet fingerless mittens on top of one another, laying flat.  The top of the hand is wider on the bottom mitten then the top mitten.
But no, as you can see,  I inserted some extra stitches when working the second mitten, probably in messing up around the thumb opening! So, that's going to have to be undone and frogged back!  The thumb opening edging is separate, so none of this should be too hard to frog, but this wasn't part of the plan! 

 This pattern got accepted into the WeCrochet IDP program, and so, this is sample number two, done in  *WeCrochet's Gloss DK, in the (gorgeous!) colourway "Kenai".   (Psst, this yarn is glorious! Just make sure you hand-wash it, as it's a bit delicate!)   

The hook I used is a *5 mm hook from Darn Good Yarn.  This hook is in the first month of the *Darn Good Yarn Subscription Box (which was ever so generously gifted to me by JennyKnits on Twitch;  who sadly, doesn't seem to be streaming any more!) 

Once I fix it and get them sewn up and blocked, then it's off for photography and the start of the testing process!  I'll be posting the testing call on Yarnpond when it's ready to go!  (Oh, and if you want to get a sneak preview of the draft pattern,  that will be available for Pattern Muses over on Patreon!)

I'm actually really excited that these are almost done, and really disappointed that I have to frog back (I -hate- frogging, but it has to be done!)

So, given my need to frog back, I'm hoping to live vicariously through you this week!    Anything you folks are happy to have off the hooks and needles?  Feel free to share in the comments! (Please, no Ravelry project links though, as Ravelry is, unfortunately, still a seizure risk. But IG posts, Facebook posts, blog posts, or anything else is more then welcome, I'd love to see what you've finished up!)

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

June Featured Pattern and Knit-Along: Ice Cream Sundae Socks

Yeay for Summer Weather! And Summer weather means Ice Cream! 

 And yes, it also means new Knit-Along and Featured Pattern Sale!  The Ice Cream Sundae Socks are  the Featured Pattern for June, available at 50% off (currently $3.00 CAD, regular price, $6.00 CAD)! Use the code "JuneFeatPatt2021" at the link below!

Someone wearing a pair of ribbed lace socks. The socks are blue with flecks of white, pink, and yellow.

These socks were the result of playing with yarn and stitch dictionaries. I wanted a stitch pattern that would show off variegated yarn and keep it from being 'ugly'. The Ice Cream Sundae Socks were the result!

These socks are knit from the cuff-down, with either double-pointed needles or the Magic Loop method. They use a heel flap and gusset heel, with an slip-stitch heel flap for additional durability. The instructions are written; the lace pattern is both charted and written. Instructions are given for two sizes.

The sample was knit using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Super Sparkle, a 4 ply Superwash Merino yarn with Lurex blended into the plies. If you are substituting yarn, any Merino/Nylon or wool Sock Yarn will work up well. This pattern is designed to help break up repeats of highly variegated yarn, but solid, tonal, and gradient yarns will also be beautiful in these socks.

This pattern has written instructions, and the stitch pattern is both written and charted. This pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software. This option includes only the written instruction.

You can buy the pattern through Etsy, or Payhip, the discount is available on both platforms. The discount should be be visible on Etsy, To get the discount on Payhip, you can use the coupon code "JuneFeatPatt2021"

Now, onto the Knit-Along!

For the month of June, any finished pair of Ice Cream Sundae Socks has a chance to win a $25 USD gift card from *EatSleepKnit; and one pattern from any of my self-published patterns! To enter on the blog, simply post a link to a picture of your completed pair of socks by June 30, 2021 Please note that the socks don't have to have been started in June, just finished in June, -- so it's a good reason to pull out any WIPs!

Please note, due to the seizure/migraine risks, you may not post links to in the comments of this blog. Such links will be removed and will not count as entries to the Knit-Along. IG posts, public Facebook posts, blog posts, or even direct image links are all acceptable alternatives.

You can also win by posting to the giveaway on Facebook, and on Instagram, giving 3 chances to win in total!**

I always look forward to seeing your Finished Objects! Please post them to various social media with #SarahDawnsDesigns, and share them to my Facebook Group if you're on Facebook! That way, I can see the awesome that you folks make!

**One entry per person for each project per platform (three possible entries total for each completed project). One Winner will be drawn at random using random number generation. Winner must have a valid e-mail address to receive the pattern and electronic gift card. Participants may enter the same project on more then one platform, but may only enter each project once per platform.