Slackcountry Socks

Feeling pretty blessed that I got to spend some time up at Whistler this weekend. In my dream version of my life, I’d spend 100 days on the mountain every year… but in reality, it’s more like ten days. I spend so much of my waking hours thinking about the mountain, that it just seemed…

Rushing Tide Shawl & Socks

I have nothing but admiration for career knitwear designers. It is hard work. I enjoy design, but I know that I’m not efficient at it. And if I’m not particularly efficient at it, then I tend to procrastinate. And that’s what happened with this particular design. Generally for each TNNA trade show, I’ve designed a…

Leapfrog Socks

Have you seen the new issue of Sockupied!? Interweave Press has been putting out these special interactive e-magazines since August 2010, and in this Spring 2012 issue, our Tough Love Sock yarn was featured in Debbie O’Neill‘s pattern, “Leapfrog Socks“. It’s an ingenious sock pattern that mixes up handpainted yarns to minimize any pooling tendencies….

New Pattern: Park City Socks

After taking Cookie A’s sock design class at VK Live in September, I knew I had to get myself in gear and actually DO something with all the knowledge I was acquiring. So, I thank Cookie A and my table-mate, Chia, for being a part of this whole sock pattern process. In Cookie’s class, we…

Curious, Inspired

Last year, Hunter Hammersen of Violently Domestic designed these stunningly intricate socks for her Silk Road Socks book using our Silk Crush yarn. They were so beautiful that when she called again in May looking for yarn for her second book, I was more than happy to send some her way. Mostly, I was just…

Sock Summit 2011

Brilliant colours by Sincere Sheep. All naturally dyed. A mere 24 hours after returning home from my honeymoon, I was back at the airport, on my way to Portland for the incredibly popular Sock Summit. Who knew that something as specific as hand sock knitting could draw nearly 6,000 knitters from across the country to…

Footsie “His and Hers” Socks

“Footsie” Socks designed by Allison Haas for Twist Collective I’m back from a quick trip to Sock Summit and just in time for the release of the Fall 2011 Twist Collective issue. It’s up now and I’m so excited to see Allison Haas’ beautiful new his and hers sock design called “Footsie”. She’s worked these…

Socks for Spring – a Knitcircus giveaway

Slanting Rib Socks by Candace Eisner Strick in SweetGeorgia Superwash Sock SweetGeorgia Superwash Sock in Lakeshore Drive Ooh, it’s so great that spring is on its way! Launching today is the new Spring 2011 issue of Knitcircus and we’re so happy to see that our Superwash Sock has been knit into the Slanting Rib Socks….

Getting Ready for Fall Knitting

Win. Newest socks knit with BFL Sock in a new colourway. This is the kind of knitting that makes me absolutely, positively blissed out. Simple top-down socks in the most basic pattern ever, knit in plain old stockinette on 2.25 mm circular needles. I’ve been knitting this in one of our new yarns for fall,…