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Archive for February 2nd, 2006

Linda Rocks!

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

sock design Linda Largent, yarn by LynnHI had folks ask for knit-up samples of my new sockyarn. I didn’t know how I was going to get anything more than a swatch knit up.

So then I popped by Little Red Schoolhouse to see Linda. And she had knit up a pair of baby socks in the Petal Flammegarn colorway. I’d had a short skein left after skeining up the yarn and gave her that small skein. She made wonderful use of it, don’t you think?

Linda used a pattern she wrote herself. There is also a boy’s ribbed version of the sock in the same pattern. You can contact her through her website if you are interested.

The Petal Flammegarn is sold out on my website, but I think Linda has one skein in stock at her shop. (I think she also has the only remaining skein of Blueberry Pie Flammegarn as well.) She doesn’t carry a whole lot of my yarn and most of it is in kits, paired up with patterns I’ve written. However, you are sure to ask… so that’s the answer!

Flammegarn by LynnHI am VERY appreciative of these socks. It’s the first time anything from this yarn has been knit. Knitting samples takes up a *lot* of my time and this way I can go on to other knitting deadlines. I can not tell you how happy I was to see this adorable pair of sockies, ready to photograph. Thanks so much, Linda!

I also knit up two swatches of other Tip-Toe Sock colorways. One is the Lynndy Flammegarn (turquoise) and the other is Yvonne (a multicolor, not a Flammegarn). The first is just a small swatch, knit in the round on maybe 32 stitches on size 2 needles. The second is the toe of a First-Time Toe-Up sock for my very small foot. It’s 44 stitches on size 0 needles, eight stitches to the inch.

yarn by LynnHMy multicolored yarn has minimal pooling, nothing that distracts the eye from the sock itself. This is something I work very hard to achieve. (I understand that there are big fans of pooling yarn, but that’s not how I dye.) Of course, there are definitely color repeats, but they are short enough and repeated often enough that they don’t distract the eye from any textured pattern, rib, cable, or lace.

I have three half-pound skeins (two matching) of Cushy ColorSport, and two new skeins of lace yarn, dried and ready to skein up. It seems the more I wind yarn the more I just want to sit and knit… so once I finish those 5 skeins I get to sit down and hopefully finish the Button Hat sample for Threadbear. It’s more than half knit and I’m expecting to deliver the patterns to them tomorrow. I know from experience that knitters appreciate a sample, so I want to deliver the hat the same time as the patterns. We’ll see how it goes.