Friday, February 7, 2014

Sock Club 2014 Winter Challenge!

Are you up for a Challenge, #SockClub?

Knit 3 for 3 on the first three patterns of the year by April 15th, and you win!
What do you win?  I knew you would ask!

1)  Your very own Sock Club Pin.
2)  Entered into a drawing to receive a copy of The Knitter's Book of Socks by Clara Parks.
3)  Planning to Knit all 12 this year?   If you do, you'll be eligible to Win a Set of Addi Click Interchangeable Needles!

Post your finished pics to The Knitting Lodge, to the Yarn Mountain page on Google+, Ravelry, or Facebook, or send them to me via email by April 15th.  The drawing will be held by April 20th.  Are you in it to win it?   Let me know!   Please use hashtag #SockClub in all of your posts so we can all find them.  Sock Club is free to join and does not require purchase. (Although, you will see some sweet perks.)  Good Luck!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Fast & Fuzzy socks for Kids

Here's a really fun pattern for warm children's socks using a chunky weight polyester chenille in bright colors.   It's a simple toe-up construction and perfect for a beginner.  I've included Tutorials to learn Judy's Magic Cast On, developed by Judy Becker and The Sweet Tomato Heel, developed by Cat Bordhi.  I use both of these techniques frequently in more complex patterns for #SockClub.   Find a fuzzy yarn and give it a try! - Christina