Have you seen the latest issue of Yarn Forward?
But the reason I'm really,really excited is that I had a pattern in this issue. It's the Diamond sock pattern. It's knitted in Yarn Yard yarn but will look equally gorgeous in my own merino sock yarn. It's an easy fair isle diamond pattern with contrasting cuff and toes. Here are some of my pics of the socks, which I took before I sent it off to Kerrie.
Look out for the Spring issue of the Mag too, as I've got a pattern in that one too. Not saying what it is. But I've worked flat out on it lately. I've sent the sample off to Kerrie today. It's all very exciting.
I've also finished a pair of fingerless mitts this week. I've used the fair isle pattern from my Kaleidoscope socks and added rib on the top and the bottom knitted in pin stripe like the sole on the socks. The mitts are knitted in my Merino 4ply. this is an incredible soft merino fingering weight/4ply from Uruguay and is very simmilar to other yarns from Uruguay.
Here are the socks which matches. The I've been doing some more dyeing today. I've started dyeing the merino pencil roving I got before Christmas. I've got two lots of 200gr each which are dry. I'll try to get pics tomorrow and show you tomorrow or Thursday. Not sure whether or not to list it in the shop or keep it for myself. One of the colourways I think I'm keeping. May test spin some of it tonight. Anyway I dyed some more of the roving today so it'll be in the shop hopefully by the weekend. Any spinners reading this, can I ask if you prefer to buy roving/fibre in 100gr or 200gr lots? My pencil roving comes in 200gr skeins which is what I've dyed them in. Don't know whether or not to split them into 100gr skeins. Any opinions?