Lately, for reasons I can't fathom, my double knit gingham potholder—a pattern of mine that was added to Ravelry before I had joined Ravely—has been generating a huge number of hits on my blog.
So, to make life easier, a new improved video, showing 2 (there are easily a half dozen) methods for casting on for double knitting, and (to follow) a new set of directions (a REAL Pattern, not a recipe) for making the a double knit, gingham pattern for a potholder, (and some ideas for changing the pot holder into a place mat, or even a floor mat--(why not have a set of matching kitchen cottons?!) The video is available now, the recipe can be found on the first link (above) , and the pattern link on Ravelry here. (in case you want to add it to your Rav favorites to find it again easily!)
This Pattern, and the patterns for some cup cozies (or bottle cozies, as seen here) are still being edited, and not yet ready—but if you are interested, be sure to check back later (next week!)-All of these patterns will be free, and with permission, can be copied and distributed to groups doing charity knitting for breast cancer fund raising—just write and ask for permission—and keep my name and email link on the print outs!
Other knitting? Well the socks, last seen here, are now 2 inches longer, and just 1 inch or so away from toe shaping. There are still heels to knit after the toes are done, but it won't take long to finish them, and finish them I must, if I am going to have my halloween socks done by the end of the month!
(Do you need a photo? Well you'll have to trust me—and wait till next week—when the socks should be/will be finished!)
I have a few ideas for halloween socks—1: candy corn, (and maybe jack-o-lantern and ghosts) stranded knitting design in cuff and leg, 2; a self striping yarn in purples, black and orange stripes, 3: pumpkin colored socks (with or with out some design element in cuff).
Halloween comes every year, and it's one of my favorite holiday, so having special socks for 1 day of the year (or 2 or 3 pairs for this one day, so I can wear different sock and only repeat ever 2 or 3 years) is not unreasonable—well not unreasonable for a person who already has over 4 dozen pairs of socks, and is still interested (an has yarn for!) as many more pairs!