Man, it has been a crazy and busy few weeks! I’m deep in the trenches of Christmas knitting, and I’m probably not going to make it on all my projects, especially since I have one million things to do before we attend VK Live in NYC this January. I have a massive blanket and a long infinity scarf that will be finished, but I can’t show off pics yet since I’m not really sure how much of my family reads this.
I also have a really special project I’ve been working on for Jac, but that won’t be finished. I’m going to to make her unwrap the WIP though. And then immediately give it back to me to be finished in January. She’ll understand.
We’ve also finished the 2017 Geek-A-Long, have finished the final prep to release the 2018 Geek-A-Long yarn (more on that Sunday), and put together a brand new sock set! We released Twinkle Toes for sale earlier this week, and today I’ve got a brand new FREE sock pattern to get you started with it!
I’ve wanted to do a Heel-Toe kit for a while, and I’m also sort of in love with glittery yarn right now. So when Jac wasn’t looking I made a pile of new variegated colors and complimenting sparkle minis. I think we can all agree that our collective toes could stand to be at least 20% fancier. Toe-fancification solved!
I designed a vanilla sock to perfectly compliment the yarn, and you can download it free from Ravelry as of now.
Ever since having Mabel the Merciless, I’ve been making my socks too small. My feet got wider after pregnancy, and it’s taken me nearly two years to finally start choosing the right size for my socks. A standard medium just doesn’t fit like it used to.
Real women have ankles and human sized feet. The inspiration for this design, aside from the fabulous yarn, was to make a sock that fit my actual, adult feet. I HATE it when a hand knit sock puckers or pulls across the bridge of my foot. My feet aren’t shaped like tubes and my socks shouldn’t be either. With gussets added above the heel, instead of before it, my whole foot has room to breath. The blocked sock appears to have ankles, which makes sense, because so do your feet. These are a perfect vanilla sock for showing off hand-dyed yarn. Lattes & Llamas Twinkle Toe Sets come with a 100 grams of hand-dyed Adventure Yarn and 20 grams sparkling Coffee Break Yarn that is just right for the heel and toe. The stripes on the cuff give them a sporty, Quidditch vibe. These are great for two at a time socks, but work up just as easily individually. Once you’ve had the pleasure of socks that fit just right, you’ll never look back!
I used the Goblet of Fire set for my sample, and I’ve been wearing them constantly. They’re actually really in need of a wash, but I’d rather just keep wearing them.
Want to see the yarn in person before making a color choice? We’re super excited to announce we’ll be at Hidden River Yarn this Sunday for a trunk show. We did a story on them a few years ago Hidden River is so fancy. Jac and I have joked for years that we’ll know we’ve made it when our yarn selection is fancy enough to be at Hidden River. The vibe there is super laid back, the store is gorgeous, and they only stock high-end luxury yarn. I’m going to make Christmas cookies to serve during the show, and I bought a new llama cookie cutter just for the occasion. Come out and see us if you’ll be around and eat my llama cookies. Which actually sounds kinda dirty now that I write it. So, sorry for that. Unless you were into it, in which case, you’re welcome.
Jac and I will both be at HRH Sunday with a curated selection of our finest yarns (including the new, as-yet-unreleased Fandom Yarn!). You can find the shop at
4358B Main Street,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19127
If you’ve never hung out on Main Street in Manyunk, do yourself a favor and plan time to walk around. There’s a really good coffee shop right next door to Hidden River and there’s an Insomnia Cookies down the street. Trust me. Get the cookies.
I’m going to try to make the Brit and Co Holiday Llama cookies. They’ll either be amazingly gorgeous, or hilareously awful. I don’t do things halfway.