Looking back through some old notebooks, I saw that I'd set myself the goal of designing a pair of socks before the end of June. It's already half way through April so I'd better get cracking! Armed with Cookie A's Sock Innovation, my 'ideal sock' measurements, some yarn from stash, and a Craftsy class which covers various different toes and heels for toe-up sock design, I'm plotting.... whilst doing the ironing!
As the Sewing Bee has finished, my usual 'WIPs and Books' post will be back on Wednesdays so I'll let you know how I get on in my update. In the meantime, I'm looking for some volunteer test knitters who would be able to knit Seafoam. Before I post on the Ravelry test-knitter group, I wanted to ask if anyone here would like to do it.
Seafoam is a one-skein shawlette which can also be worn as a shrug (more pics here, knit up from stash yarn). One size will fit from age 5 to adult, worn in different ways. If you have 100g of 4ply/fingering weight yarn you're wondering what to do with, and would have time to knit it, and complete a feedback questionnaire by May 1st (it took me a couple of days but I think I'm quite a fast knitter), please email me letting me know how much knitting experience you have and who you'd make it for (age/size). I am looking for a range of different knitters to try it out, and it's suitable for beginners. In return you'll get my eternal gratitude and a copy of the finished pattern before anyone else.
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