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Mystery Sock 2010 Clue # 1 the Cuff

Here's the clue for week 1 of the 2010 TTL Socktoberfest Mystery Sock. Please join us for the KAL on Ravelry. No sign ups necessary, just hop on over and become a memeber of the TTL Group. Don't forget to stop in the Socktoberfest Rav Group and say hello to there too!

Happy Knitting!!

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Snow Drops & Snap Peas Shawl - Now Available

SD&SP  Shawl 6

Snow Drops & Snap Peas may be signs of spring, but here at TTL they also represent changing seasons. To my mind yesterday's autumnal equinox was the perfect day to release my new shawl pattern "Snow Drops & Snap Peas". (Little Miss Sofie looks skeptical in the photo below though, doesn't she?)

SD&SP Shawl 8

This semi circular shawl is worked from the center top outward, with bands of lace separated by gently rippled stockinette. I've made mine with Quince & Company Chickadee in one of my favorite shades of green. I love it, but I'm always thinking of the next project and I'd really like to make one in cozy alpaca to keep my neck warm this winter. Or maybe I'll another made with a soft tweedy yarn like Rowan's Felted Tweed.

SD&SP Shawl 7

SD&SP Shawl 9
Shawl 3
Shawl 2

Snow Drops & Snap Peas Shawl

Sizes: M[L] (shown in size M)

Measurements: 50[63]” across top edge, 22[28]” from top edge to lower edge

Gauge: 13 sts & 20 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Snow Drop Lace pattern

Yarn: Quince & Co. Chickadee, 100% American Wool, 181 yards (166m)/50 g skein, Color: Snap Pea, 4[6] skeins

Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) 32” circular or size to obtain gauge

Additional Materials: Stitch Markers, Tapestry Needle

Price: $6.00 US

Thank you to my test knitters - Lisa, Julia, Stacie, Karen & Linda!!! Check out some of thier shawls on Ravelry!

October is Coming. . .

. . . and do you knot what that means?

October is Coming
No, I'm not referring to the search for the perfect pumpkin.

Yarn Balls
It means that it's time to start winding up your sock yarn!

Mystery Sock 09
Last Year's Mystery Sock

I'll be hosting the annual TTL Mystery Sock KAL again this year. There's already been lots of discussion over on Raverly.

You'll find info in the Ravelry discussion, so stop over and get the details. Please take the time to say 'hello' while you're there, ask any other questions that I might have forgotten and let us know you'll be joining us this year.

Please spread the word!!

Contest Winner and Roma with Modifications

Thanks to everyone who entered my contest to win a copy of Knitting it Old School . Using a random number generator Tanis was selected to win the prize. The book is on its way to her. Meanwhile, in a sweet twist of events, I won a prize in my own contest! When I wrote to Tanis to notify her that she had won, she wrote back and offered to send a few skeins of her gorgeous yarn for me to design with! It turns out that this Tanis is the talent behind Tanis Fiber Arts. How could I refuse? Look at those colors!! She sent two skeins of her Yellow Lable DK Weight in Cobalt. They are destined to become a mitten and hat set. I can't wait until I have time to cast on. She also included a set of her beautiful note cards. (note: the image in the background of the photo is not one of Tanis's note cards, it's an etching that Sofie did last spring.)

Tanis Yarn

Thanks again to everyone who participated in the contest. You offered some excellent suggestions on how you'd wear the Swing Time sweater.

Several weeks ago I published my Roma Shawl pattern. I first started the design over a year ago using Schoppel Wolle Zauberball. It had languised on the needles for a long, long time because I wasn't sure where I was going with it. Just before my trip to Rome I decided that perhaps the design might work better in the luscious Schaeffer Audrey that Laura Nelkin had sent. So I packed that yarn and cast on again - finishing the design in the decadent Audrey. Then about a month ago, just after I published the Audrey version of Roma, I found that original, languishing Zauberball project and had a moment of inspiration. All that shawl needed was a contrasting border to perk up the dark colorway I had chosen. After trying several options I settled on a ball of Knit Picks Palette in Tidepool Heather.

  Roma Mods Close
I've added these modifications to the Roma pattern and have sent the updates to eveyone who has already purchased the pattern. You can now knit two versions of this shawl and get two very different looks!

Roma Variations

 Roma Shawl and Roma Shawl with Modifications

(Raverly Link - more photos on the pattern page)

Price: $6.00 US (two shawls for the price of one!!)

Snow Drops & Snap Peas

The Snow Drops and Snap Peas slouch and fingerless mitts are now available for purchase.

SD&SP Cover copy
Worked in Aran weight yarn these transitional accessories knit up quickly. With their lacy patterns they are perfect to wear when the first chill is in the air.

SD&SP Slouch 3
There's plenty of time before the holidays to make several sets to give as gifts. Quince and Company Osprey comes in a color range that makes it easy to find yarn in the right shade for everyone on your list.

Snow Drop & Snap Pea Mitt

Snow Drops and Snap Peas

Yarn: Quince & Co Osprey, color: Snap Peas - Two skeins for the hat, one skein for the mitts. You should be able to get the entire set out of two skeins.

Needles: For the hat - US 8 (5mm) & US 10.5 (6.5mm) For the mitts  -  US 8 (5mm) & US 10 (6mm)

One Size will fit most.


Hat - $6.00

Mitts - $6.00

Set - $9.00

Thank you to my test knitters Karen & Amy!