Bloom Where You're Planted has been released into the world...
The first time I saw this yarn I loved the delicate pink colour and the effect of the deeper flecks of pink speckled throughout the skein. My first thought was "this reminds me of cherry blossoms". When I contacted Emjay (the super talented dyer behind JOMA yarn) to tell her how gorgeous this yarn is, she told me that where she lives there isn't very much snow, but when the cherry trees release their blossoms and pink petals cascade through the air and gather in drifts on ground it's known as 'Pink Snow' which was the inspiration for this colourway. She captured it beautifully!
In addition to being good advice for life in general, "Bloom Where You're Planted" is inspired by cherry blossoms and growth so I wanted a pattern that would grow with the sock. 'Bloom Where You're Planted' is worked toe up and features a delicate, easy to memorize cable pattern that grows and 'blooms' as the sock grows and blooms. The sock features a sole flap and gussets and the stitch pattern continues on the front and back of the leg to the cuff. The pattern is graded for 5 circumferences and the foot length is customizable.
You can download Bloom Where You're Planted with a 20% discount (no coupon code required) until Monday November 13th, 2017.
In Other News...
I'm offering a new 5 day email challenge! #SockGuru starts on Monday and will introduce you to new toe, heel, and cuff techniques for toe up socks! There will be fun and prizes and you can join the #SockStar Facebook group for fun and support (join the Facebook group anyway, we're an awesome bunch of sock knitters!) You can sign up for the #SockGuru email challenge by clicking here. This is my 4th email challenge, and might be my last for a while. They are tons of fun, and super popular, but they are also lots of work and between design commitments, tech editing, and a book that I have in the works (yup, a book!), I'll have to take a break from on-line teaching.