While I don't have any holiday-appropriate patterns to offer you today, I do have a special treat for those who dare: the folks at Lorna's Laces have graciously allowed me to offer these two patterns I designed for them for free!
Both the Lacy Summer Socks and Snaky Cables Hat patterns can now be downloaded from my Ravelry and Craftsy pattern stores, just in time for holiday gift knitting! Which is great, because there are only 54 days left 'til Christmas (and, if I'm calculating correctly, 37 days left 'til Hanukkah begins)...can you think of anything scarier than that?!
Lacy Summer Socks: Great for any time of year! These socks knit up quick and require only 215 yards to make the pair, which means you can make two pair with each skein of Shepherd Sock or Solemate! Click here to purchase either of these yarns (which are both currently on sale, might I add) from DoodlebugYarn.com; don't forget to enter "HBSBLOG" at checkout to receive $5 off your order of $25 or more.
Snaky Cables Hat: Easy-to-knit unisex design to keep your loved ones warm this winter! You'll need just one skein of Shepherd Bulky to knit this hat - crochet edging optional!