I'm a loser, baby!
I have come to the conclusion that I just can't keep up anymore. I haven't been on Bloglines in weeks, except to check on Katrina since the loss of her brother. I obviously haven't been doing the sock updates justice. I've been avoiding the blog because I figure if I'm blogging, I should be doing sock updates. And each time that I look in the sock update folder of my e-mail, I stare at the screen in a bit of a stupor for a few minutes and then decide I'll just "do it later". I've officially been flummoxed by socks.
In order to make life livable again, I'm going to change SAM2 a little bit. I've created a Flickr group for you to put your socks up in so that everyone can admire them without sending me over the edge. I'll keep your letters updated in my sidebar, so you should still e-mail updates to me, and I'll definitely be doing the drawings. I just can't handle the huge update process anymore! Owen is in this phase where he'll only let me work on the computer when I'm in the office with the door closed, which greatly cuts down on my computer time during the day (I'm only able to post this now because my sister-in-law is babysitting so I can get some work done). Plus he's down to a single nap which he generally takes in the car while we're picking Sydney up from school. And I've got a gazillion submission deadlines to meet along with all the usual holiday craziness. I know, don't you all just feel horribly sorry for me?
Anyway, I'm hoping to get back to regular blogging now that I've got the SAM2 monkey somewhat off my back. I almost made it - if two of the last three months weren't holidays (and also the busiest months as far as magazine submissions go), I might've been able to do it!
In other news, sock kits are here!!! I got a huge bag of yarn in the mail from Mama-E and the pattern is being finalized as soon as I'm done with this post. I've got two different colorways which are both incredible - Autumn Harvest and Indian Corn. Indian Corn is a little lighter in color and subtler, but they're both awesome.
The pattern will also be available for sale individually, and I suppose there's no time like the present to unveil it:
This is Autumn in Oregon, inspired by the falling leaves and rain we're innundated with this time of year. The sample sock is knit in the Autumn Harvest colorway (the middle picture is almost spot-on as far as colors go). Gorgeous, isn't it? I've only got 12 kits in each colorway, so get yours before they're gone!
I've also got yarn coming in very soon from Chewy Spaghetti and Lavender Sheep's Fiber Garden (two of our fellow SAM2-ers), and Mama-E dyed up a fabulous Gardiner Yarn Works colorway that I can't wait to get my hands on. You can sign up for my newsletter when you create an account on the website and be the first to know when new sock kits are up for grabs.
Okay, shameless plug over - time to get back to work!