Popping back in to talk about a subject that has always been near and dear to my heart (even if I don't get to do it as often as I like) - sock knitting! I used to knit socks obsessively, and almost exclusively. But as the years went on, issues with my hands (and golfer's elbow?!) severely limited my ability to knit socks without pain. So for a while, I just didn't make them. And it was a bummer! But then my brilliant friend Allyson, co-owner of Knit 1 Chicago, came up with a brilliant plan: Sock Pals ! Think of it like a pen pal, but with sock knitting. Sock Pals is a combination of a knit-along & sock swap. You get to pick the yarn color and pattern you want to keep for yourself, and then you get matched up with a mystery sock pal who will knit your second sock for you, while you knit theirs to send back to them. And then you get to open your matching sock during a zoom party where the identity of your sock pal is revealed - it's super fun! I've participated
Sharing my new sock design last week reminded me that I never revealed the mystery from the Brown Sheep MKAL which launched in April of this year ! I wish I could say that I was just waiting to be extra-super-duper certain that I wouldn't spoil the surprise for anyone, but I'm quite certain that everyone who participated earlier this spring has long since finished their project. So, without further ado, here is what the finished shawl looks like: If you like what you see, you can still get a free PDF download when you sign up for the Brown Sheep monthly newsletter by clicking here now through October 2021. After that, I'll have the pattern for sale in my Ravelry store - so get it for free while you still can!