Super Sock Sunday!!!
Now that that tangent is complete, here are your socks!
Laura finished her Jaywalkers and gets her January brownie point. Gorgeous! I love seeing how all the different colors of Sock Garden knit up.
Saff posted her January socks, which are a lovely pair of Regia (with awesome matching stripes, BTW) socks.
Lolly got a brownie point for these gorgeous blue Koigu socks. That yarn is incredible! Also, if you haven't checked it out yet, she's got a great art-along (it's more than just a knit-along) starting up in March called Project Spectrum. The button is right next to those socks, so go see what it's all about. I've already got the perfect yellow and orange striped sock yarn for April.
And Crazy Basket Lady made a pair of Opal socks for a friend but sent them out before she took a picture! 30 lashes for you! I will give you a brownie point without a picture, just this once, but next time you're going straight to sock detention!
Now that that's done with, I'm going to take a moment to have a little pity party for myself. I got my rejection notice back from No Sheep For You this morning. It was a very nice note, but it was still a bit of a bummer. The good news is that I was in the final running. Putting a knitting book together (or a magazine issue, for that matter) is like putting together a very complicated puzzle. You've got to get a good mix of different styles, colors, skill levels, yarn types, yada yada yada. I have one design in particular out of this set that I really, really like so now I have to decide what I'm going to do with it next.
I've also got this crazy idea in my head that I have to submit something for the next Knitty. The deadline is Feb 1, and I just started knitting it Friday night. Knitty requires that you send in a completed pattern w/ photographs as your submission instead of just a concept, so I'm going to be cutting it VERY close. We'll see what happens!