I’m back again, with little news of my own. Cindy has released another pattern (she’s on fire) and when she called me last week, I could tell she needed pictures of her new socks right.that.second. I was in love with the socks the second she slipped them on her feet. Look!
Pattern: Knit Slouch Socks by Cindy Myska Colbert
Cute, right? And clever! The slouchy part of the sock is knit with a luxurious cashmere-angora-wool blend yarn (As payment for the photoshoot, I got a skein – it’s Noro Shiraito. Mmmmm.) and the foot is any old sock yarn you have around.
A while ago, I mentioned to Cindy that my goal was to write two patterns a month. That clicked with her, and she’s been designing really great things these last few months. Obvi, the same can’t be said for me, but I’m excited to see all the new designs she has come up with.
I guess I have news of my own, but nothing as exciting as slouchy socks. I just yesterday finished my first semester of school, and my prerequisites are officially done! When I start classes in the Fall it will be all photography, all the time.
I am knitting socks.
Pointelle from Knit. Sock. Love by Cookie A. My mom bought me some gorgeous yarn, String Theory Merino DK, and on a US 2 over 60 sts, they fit. The socks look big, they are big, and they fit me. ERGO I have boats for feet. I’m over it.
Lastly, I had a second engagement shoot with my cousin and her fiance in downtown Greensboro.
Much like the first time, they were adorable. Actually even more so!
Check out the two latest patterns from my partner in crime, Cindy Myska Colbert!
Above is the Versa Vest modeled, of course, by our Mallory. I say that like she’s partly mine. Mallory is leaving next fall to go to college and I don’t want to talk about it because then I’ll cry. But they’re partly tears of joy because I know she’ll have the time of her life. I’ll miss her. Maybe she’ll still tweet at me every once in a while.
Enough about that. Let’s look at Mallory’s feet, shall we? The other pattern is for the Tanzine Aura Socks!
Cindy wrote this sock pattern for her knitting students, and it is a perfect pattern if you’re a first time sock knitter. Lotsa great tips and tricks.
Remember, these are Cindy’s patterns, not mine. I just take the pictures and do the layout for her patterns. Cindy has recently started blogging, and you can read her knitfocused blog, Knit Happens. It’s a good read because she is a shaman, trust me.
Find the Tanzine Aura Socks pattern on Ravelry here!
And a few more pictures of the Versa Vest:
Last but not least, the designer herself, in her own design! I think she did a hair flip right before this picture.
Another year, another round of Halloween costumes. I’m so pleased with how they both came together! Although if you would have seen me during the making of Maggie’s princess costume…well, let’s not go there. It’s done now and everyone is very happy. Just a small note to my future self: never sew with polyester sateen and organza ever again, mkay? Maybe the worst, worst thing about Maggie’s was that the very day I bought all the supplies she said she changed her mind and wanted to be a mermaid. NO YOU ARE NOT BEING A MERMAID. YOU ARE BEING A PRINCESS. Luckily she got over it, and she loves the princess costume.
Jerry’s costume (zombie, if you’re wondering) was $5 worth of goodwill clothes and fabric paint that I had in my box of rarely-used craft paint. And I think he’s got the zombie face down!
We are ready for trick or treating tonight, although the temps will be much colder than we’re used to! It’ll be in the fifties! Eep!
In knitting news, I am making good progess on my orange socks.
But I got the itch to knit Maggie a new sweater and swatched and then cast on for a new Tomten. The socks will be a nice break during the big-gauge knitting on the sweater.
More on this Tomten, my second, next time. Happy Halloween!