Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It's Official

This post is only 5 days late. Forgive me, it's been busy here!
Anyway...... I am officially listed as a teacher for the Sock Summit!! And here is the comprehensive list of bio's.
I am honored, humbled, and shocked to be on a list with these amazing people! I'm not published yet, much less have my own book or line of knitwear (unless the LotR club counts.....;D). I'm really not quite sure how I got there. It's amazing. I am so looking forward to being in the same room with these people- I'm just going to soak it all in, and learn as much as possible!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It gives me shivers....

To see my designs knit by other people! Today I had a treat- seeing someone else's blog post about one of my designs! I've been designing for a few years now, but only very recently for the public. Most of my designs have been knit for family, and the patterns are not reproducible b/c I design "on the knit". But in the last year or two, I've started really getting into knitwear design. (Much thanks in that quarter to TheUniqueSheep, who has given me the opportunity to design for them!! That's the only reason my name has been getting out into the knitting world so far.)

Anyway, it was really cool (overused word, but can't think of a better right now...) to read someone else's opinion about one of my designs, and see what she's done with it. I love it. I am so excited to see more!!
Another reason I love Ravelry. I'm also getting to watch sock club members work up the other LotR designs- oooh, I'm getting shivers!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

At Last!

If you are in the Lord of the Rings Sock Club by The Unique Sheep- STOP. Don't go any farther unless you have already recieved your first shipment!! (Unless of course you don't care if the surprise is spoiled...)

This is the first release of the 2009 Lord of the Rings Sock Club.
I introduce to you:


"Inspired by the home of Bilbo, Frodo, and Sam; this sock is a fun knit. As Bilbo said: “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your front door. You step on the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” Well, in Hobbiton, the roads are all connected to hobbit holes. On this sock, there are cabled “hobbit holes” connected by roads of reverse st st. See where the road will take you…."

When I designed this sock, I wanted to give a feel for the home of Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin. It had to be in a bright cheery green- as growing things are so important to hobbits. (the color is more accurate in the 1st picture).
The hobbit holes had to be represented somehow, as well as the hobbit's busy social life. Hence, roads and hobbit holes!
Even the heel flap was very carefully considered. It represents the hobbit's gardens- the neat, cultivated rows and texture.
Of course this had to be the first sock of the club- after all, it's the first place you enter when you open the book.....Welcome to Hobbiton.