I've written another sock pattern, but I'm afraid that it won't be available for a little while, sorry. I'm reformatting my design blog and all of my patterns will be changed a bit... I'm going strictly pdf after hearing (from a yarn shop owner that emailed me offering to stike a deal for my patterns) that there are a few unscrupulous shop owners in the world who see free designs online and simply copy and paste them, put the patterns on a nice cardstock, add the photo (also copied) and put the pattern in a nice plastic page cover and sell them in his/her shop for $4-6 and say that he/she designed said pattern! CAN YOU BELIEVE?! So, the revamping is in the making, I'm afraid that my hip and leg still won't allow me to sit at the computer for long periods of time to get it done. So, I look at it this way, if anyone had wanted to steal any of my designs, it's been done. But I'm not going to give them the opportunity to steal any of the new ones and I must apologize to you, because ya'll are the ones who have to wait on the new designs. FYI, I never heard back from this person after I emailed her with my thoughts (she was offering me a few cents per sale and I suggested another route...now, you know me better than that, I didn't say anything ugly, so don't think that!).
I can think of 5 or 6 sock patterns off of the top of my head that are on the drawing board besides the one that I just finished, so, here's hoping 2007 will be a great Knitty Kinda Year !
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My leg, PRAISE GOD, has finally begun to feel better in the past couple of days and that is very exciting around here! I'm still on bedrest, but it and everything the doctor is doing is helping and I squeeked by hospital admission again...YIPPEE!
Several of my friends on KH have suggested that I get a laptop, which was a good idea. But, at the time of year, with Christmas, a vacation, my health (high medical bills) and a daughter who had had her car stolen and moved into her 1st house, etc. a laptop wasn't a priority. But, I'm happy to say that we will hopefully have one in a few months. This will be very beneficial to me at all times, anyway, because sitting for long periods of time makes the pain in my hip/leg increase on a good day.
OH, OH!!! I've gotten more goodies to show you!
My dear friend Amy (she gave me the very cool vintage wool holder in previous post) has now gotten me hooked on vintage knitting things (well, the cool things, LOL!). Not only that, she is a GREAT friend and knows that I've been feeling quite badly and she sent me this extremely cool vintage bakelite knitting needle gauge in a very funny get well card. How cool is that?! my dear friend!
And Lonnie has been being Lonnie and came home from the flea market with something that I had been wanting ...it is SO COOL I had wanted a head for photoing hats that I knit, but I never dreamed that it would be one that was just so spectacular!
She's really very heavy, too and I have a few ideas to do with it...we will see in future pics, I hope! And, of course, he began bidding on this vintage beehive bakelite wool holder when he saw that I was watching it on Ebay! The bottom has a needle gauge! This one is rather small, great for socknitting. Well, since I knit socks in tandem I wanted another small one and yes, he bid and won another one that he saw I was watching, too, it's not yet arrived, but here's a picture, . I must say, it looks like being laid up pays off, doesn't it?! I must say, it does make you feel better to get a surprise from loved ones!
Almost forgot...I got a bunch of things from KnitPicks from my yarn sales on KnittingHelp, too! Oh yeah...I love the needles, that chart keeper rocks and I finally got the row counter I've been wanting and I must say...it rocks having the ability to track 3 sets of numbers on 1 counter!!!!
LOL, I've been laid up, yes, but I have read here and there about the Year of the Stash (everyone promising to knit only from their existing yarn, etc)...HOGWASH! I don't even speak that language! "2007 Add to the Stash" sounds much better to me, for example, this bag of Debbie Bliss dk Alpaca Silk is winging it's way to my house as I type. Yes, I think that I will now and forever (thanks to my loving husband ) be known as The Spoiled Knitter and I will wear my proudly!