The new Google reader thing registers regular readers as 'followers' in Blogger. Which is kind of a hoot, 'cause 'followers' makes me feel like a religious figure. (I know, sacrilegious, but funny.) Anyway, hi, new folks.
Needle Tart, my buddy Trish also has big feet, and is offering to swap socks with you. Anyone else wanting to go with a women's large/ex large size, send me an e-mail at SamuraiKnitter@gmail.com with "Large sock" in the message header and I'll do a secondary swap within a swap for you guys. Sorry, I hadn't realized how many of you out there wanted larger sizes or I'd have proposed it right away. I'll update the Sock Roulette page with the added info.
There was another question... yes, when you get the sock in the mail, it's yours. You knit the mate and keep the set. Yours for life. What you're doing is letting someone else pick the pattern and yarn for you and knit the first sock. I'm thinking it could be a great learning experience. Or just crazy. You know. Depending.
When I arrange who mails to whom, it will very likely NOT be a direct swap. Meaning, you'll send your sock to someone, but that person will probably not be sending back to you, but firing off THEIR sock to someone else. That'll keep things more entertaining, I think. And I hope make it easier for me to move socks around. I think I've got a system figured out; we'll see if it works.
Photos off the camera!
Here's the sweater my mother-in-law knit.
She knit it for her husband, and it was in progress when I started MY cableknit (the dark blue I just finished) for my father-in-law. He assured us there was no such thing as too many cable knit sweaters. So we both made him one, and they're so different that I can see why he wanted two. I'm the one who taught my mother-in-law to knit, just four years ago, so I'm quite proud.
And here's the 'let them eat cake' photo. Still working on getting video.
Today I did a drawing, giving the general idea of what I want to do with this wrap design. It's both more and less complicated than I was planning. The good news is, I'm pretty sure I know how, technically, to accomplish what I need to do, to get it to look the way I want. The bad news is, unless my design plan works almost perfectly at the first go (what are the odds?), I won't have time to get the proposal together for Twist. At least not now. It occurred to me, there will be winter and spring issues too, and this wrap is appropriate for all seasons but summer. (Even summer, in some areas.) So even if I run late THIS issue, there's still hope for the next two.