A big box of LaJolla superwash merino just arrived from BAAH Yarn. We love this yarn, and this company!
dipped and dappled
Check out the dipped and dappled shades – these colors are totally fab.
We featured La Jolla’s Speck-tacular speckled shades in our last Sock Box. Our Irish Cable sock pairs beautifully with these soft Speck-tacular shades!
Mom LOVED knitting socks and spent an insane amount of time researching and testing sock techniques. She didn’t just kit socks, she created sock masterpieces with attention to every little detail.
She also loved experimenting with various heel and toe techniques. I took mom’s years of research and insight, incorporated it into designs featuring different heel and toe techniques, and packaged it into a box rivaling any posh sock club. The pattern is written instructional style with step-by-step details and photographs. We then paired the design with carefully curated yarns, beautiful handmade stitch markers, and a project bag. Box One and Three feature bags dyed in-house; Box Two features yarns dyed in-house. These boxes are truly one-of-a-kind!
sharing the love
Today I am sharing mom’s “bible” of sock knitting, her Basic Sock pattern booklet with everyone. This detailed, practical approach to sock knitting has served as the go-to sock pattern for many, many knitters over the years. I know toe-up socks are popular with many knitters and everyone has their own preference, but mom was not a fan. She felt that the toe up direction compromised technique. Heck, this is the woman who would INVENT techniques when the status quo failed to suit her and no minute detail escaped her attention. Therefore her pattern is for cuff down socks. Yes, she’d teach toe up if persuaded, but I’d get an earful every time!
The time for the free download has expired, however it is available for purchase online.
When we opened our latest shipment we saw that our friends at BAAH Yarns included presents – a tin of delicious stroopwafels and several cute packages filled with a pair of mini skeins. Whee! You’ll have to wrestle the stroopwafels away from me – I’ll be too busy poking those into my mouth. We are giving FIVE of these cute mini-skein packages away to FIVE lucky readers along with a packet of delicious mint Humbugs imported from England.
Now the cleverness behind the BAAH HUMBUG title is revealed – I crack myself up sometimes! 🤣
Simply leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite method of sock knitting – cuff-down, toe-up, 2 circ, magic loop, double point, dig the new flexi-flips, or no thanks! Inquiring minds want to know.
You have until midnight tonight!
the winners of the baah mini-skeins and humbugs are:
- Lisa Harper
- Tammy Adamson
- Sheri Blaylock
- Cari Deen
- Diann Ritter
Please note that all prizes must be picked up at our shop no later than February 1, 2020. We do not mail or ship prizes.