New Pattern Alert: Building Momentum Edition!

Momentum has been released into the world!
I had a lot of trouble choosing a word of the year for 2017. Ultimately I decided that in 2017 I would have a word of the month. As I sat writing this pattern at the beginning of March, my word of the month was ‘Momentum’; I will follow through on everything I start. I will keep going when I don’t feel like it. I will focus on my goal and work until I get there.

I hope that you build and manifest Momentum in your life as you work this pattern.
Worked in a beautiful light weight yarn and a gorgeous, rich colour, Momentum is a cuff-down pattern that features a cable design on the front of the leg and top of the foot of the sock. Momentum features a heel flap and gussets and ends with a rounded toe that is grafted closed with Kitchener stitch.
Momentum is knit with beautiful and soft, Dyeabolical Yarns Tenacious Tencel Sock Yarn in the 'Ever After' Colour way.
You can download Momentum with a 20% discount using the coupon code 'Momentum' until Monday May 29th, 2017 OR if you pay full price I'll donate 20% of all full price proceeds to the Red Cross Manchester Emergency Fund.

Rachel at Dyeabolical yarn is offering the Ever After colourway with a 15% discount using the coupon code EVERAFTER, or, If you pay full price she will donate 15% of all full price proceeds to the Red Cross Manchester Emergency Fund.

Happy Knitting!

Holiday and Charitable Knitting

We celebrate Christmas in our family.  This is our Christmas tree; the kids decorated it yesterday.  

A lot of knitters are busily knitting Christmas and holiday gifts right now.  The pressure is on with less than 4 weeks to go before the big day. I am not one of those knitters.  

I do not do Christmas knitting.  Does that make me a bad knitter?  I have opted out of Christmas knitting because: 
  • The pressure of finding the right patterns and yarns for multiple people, then finding the time to knit the gifts is too stressful for me
  • I do not need any more deadlines in my life
  • I barely have time to knit the 300+ items in my queue as it is
  • It is not feasible for me to knit for everyone .  Some people I love would be left out and that would make me feel bad
I do knit for my loved ones.  I just choose not to attach the gift of knitting to a holiday or special occasion.  If I knit for you, I like you a lot.  That's the only reason I need.  

Lots of knitters are also busy with charitable knitting this time of year. Collectively, fibre artists are a generous and giving community. We are good people with big hearts who really step up for a good cause.  While I knit for charities on occasion, I more often donate yarn to knitters and the causes they knit for.  

Here are some charitable knitting opportunities that I have noticed this year: 
These are only 3 of the many, many charitable knitting and crocheting opportunities out there.  If you have a charitable knitting cause that is close to your heart please leave it in the comments so knitters and crocheters can find it and also, let me know what you are knitting this holiday season.