Thing the first!
Remember when I mentioned that Cathy and I had recently been chatting with Undermeoxter? Well, what I didn’t mention is that the conversation was recorded for the most recent Blasta podcast. Dearbhla got in touch with me a few weeks ago because she was working on an episode about Bake, Knit, Sew and These Islands, two books I worked on with Evin O’Keefe over the last few years. The timing worked out perfectly with my plans to travel to Dublin for some R&R, so the three of us got to sit down and talk knitting, books and platonic solids. Check out the episode to hear more about that, and of course hear more from Evin and Sara Brietenfeldt of Smudge yarns.
Thing the second!
September has arrived, and with it comes the pattern launch for my very first proper design, my Happy Out Mitts! Previously the mitts had only been available as part of These Islands, but on Friday I will be putting the individual pattern up for sale on Ravelry.
I’ll be putting up a blog post on Friday when the pattern goes live with the details, but just for a teaser, we’re going to have a giveaway on the blog, and there will be a KAL starting mid September. The pattern calls for just under 50g of sock yarn, so are handy for those left over balls, or you can get two pairs out of a 100g ball.
See you on Friday! I really can’t wait!