Sunday, September 6, 2015

I'm back....Knitty Deep Fall 2015, a KAL, and a new mitt pattern.

You may have noticed a familiar face in Knitty  when it went live on Tuesday. Well, I'm back. This is my third time being featured in this online magazine as a designer for Deep Fall. I also appeared in 2012 for You Can Call Me Al and then later in 2013 for Ridley.

These are a great, fast, fun knit done in thick yarn with large needles. Warm enough for Winter, lacy enough for Fall, named for a crazy Viking...really, its all win! And its free. You really can't go wrong with free.

I thought it might be fun to share some of the photos that didn't make it into the article. You see, I took the ones in the jeans first and was asked to reshoot....and maybe put on a dress this time. I figured if a dress would be good, a corset would be better...In the end the used the jeans photos, but here's an assortment of some of my favorites over the three days and 2 outfits.
I really loved the green of the fennel behind me. Very "fall in Berkeley" I thought.

I love these old stone banisters. They lead up to the circle on Marin.

I thought a lot of these pictures were really fun, but maybe too much cleavage? Not enough sock showing?

Here we are at the end of the last day. Hawke kept trying to photo bomb. Good thing he's cute.

These socks are almost knee high. They stretch vertically and horizontally and are tapered throughout the leg for a snug fit. All the decreases are also on the top of the foot, so you don't have to worry about any uncomfortable seams.

If you feel like giving them a try, I'm having a KAL in my Ravelry group. Feel free to include these along with all the fun October Daye Socks that are being posted.

Speaking of which, have you all seen my latest sock pattern??

Right now, in collaboration with Invictus Yarns, I am running a KAL for my October Day(e) Socks. They are an addictive, quick knit.  Finish a pair before October 31st can qualify you for prizes. If you join in the KAL with Invictus, they'll accept any design knit up in their yarn, so you could even make a pair of Floki Socks if it suits you. I'll also honor any of my own patterns knit up in ANY yarn.  Feel free to double dip and join both KALs. Come join the fun!

Also new this month, my Love is a Battlefield fingerless mitts. Enter the code "battlefield" at checkout on Ravelry, and get a free pattern! 

More coming soon, I have some great new ideas coming in the next couple of months. I'm also hoping to update my blog a bit more frequently.