Every year at this time there is a large sale called the Gift A Long. This year over 240 designers have signed up to participate. That means that we are all offering you 25% off select patterns through Ravelry until the 11:59pm EST November 30, 2021. There is a Ravelry group where you can get access to all the discounted patterns (with code giftalong2021) and be able to join in all the chatting and excitement. There is currently a large bundle listed with all the discounted patterns. In the coming days a bundle will be listed with all the designs from all the designers. This will include full price patterns, but all purchased patterns whether discounted or full price will be eligible for prizes being offered in the group. In addition to the sale, there is a Knit A Long/ Crochet A Long (KAL/CAL) going on in this same group. This will go until the end of December, 2021. There are games and prizes and a lot of fun! Come on over and join us. 😀
Starting today, and running through to the end of the day December 2, 2020 (eastern time), I have 20% off everything in my shop. Along with that, the sale is also happening through my Payhip account, as well as in Etsy. To get the discount on my site and Payhip, you will need to use the code ‘Cyberweek’. Etsy should do it automatically. 😀 Each design and finished good will link you to the various locations where you can find the items. Note: This sale is not running through LoveCrafts or Ravelry. This particular sale is for both patterns and finished goods. 😀
Also, I am participating in the Ravelry Gift A Long 2020. These sales are not connected in any way. My Cyberweek sale is for those who cannot or do not go to Ravelry. If you are interested in the Gift A Long, head over to the Ravelry page. There are 250 designers participating in this sale, and there are prizes to be won for project completions and fun games to play. 🙂 Each designer has a bundle of up to 20 patterns that are included in the sale. The sale there runs from Nov 24, 8pm eastern, until the end of the day Nov 30, 2020. The festivities of the Knit/Crochet a long will run until December 31.
And for a fun picture, here is Daisy kitty inspecting the latest box of yarn to come into the house. This is from the big Knit Picks sale that has been going on, and has enough for 3 sweaters and 2 scarves…at least. haha!!
A couple weeks ago, I decided that I needed some ankle socks. So, I set out to design a pattern that would work well for me. I just wanted something simple, but something that would sit just above the ankle bone and stay there, as best as it could. Ankle socks are tough, because there is very little leg structure to keep the socks up. Calf length and higher have more space to tighten around the leg and hold themselves, but ankle socks are going to take a lot of strain for shoes, and just general walking. As you walk, socks will move and shift normally, even store bought. I also had some left over yarn in the Bis-Sock line, in the Hudson’s Memories colorway that I did not want to waste. I had about 44 grams of this left, which is about 200 yards. It was just enough to get these done. I started toe up and went to work. I have listed this sock as a free pattern that you are more than welcome to grab and try. In the pattern, I do recommend that you knit for a half inch (0.5″), after finishing your heel, because this will give you just a tiny bit more space for your sock to hold steady. But, since I was working with scraps, I decided to work my cuff immediately after finishing the heel. It seems to work well, but if I wear them in shoes, I think they will be forced to slide down.
I hope you have fun making them! Since this pattern has no design (a vanilla pattern), it is great for every kind of sock yarn. Stripes show up great, variegated yarn will be able to shine, and speckles will speak for themselves. 😀
To celebrate the holidays I have some pretty good sales going on. They don’t happen often! First is my Etsy shop. Everything is 15% off, with a minimum purchase of $20.00, until the end of the day December 26, 2019. If you spend $35.00 you will also get free domestic shipping. Most of the items on my shop are made to order, so I will need to time to make them, but I will try to get everything out as quickly as I possibly can.
If you would like a pattern, then make sure to use the coupon code “Christmas” here and on my Ravelry shop to get 15% off all patterns. There is no minimum purchase with this, but it does also end at the end of the day December 26, 2019. It’s a great time to plan for some goodies for yourself!
Thank you so much for your support throughout 2019 and I appreciate your continued support! Remember that I also have some affiliate links at the bottom of the main page of the website. 🙂 I’ve been making some big changes this year, with the set up of this website, and I will continue to expand what I am offering here and on Etsy. I look forward to seeing everyone in 2020! Have a joyous holiday season and a very Happy New Year!