A close-up of this finished pair of monkeys is all that I had on my camera. Sorry for the intensity. (Arauncania's Ranco, a new sock yarn from this fall's collection.)
This pattern has become my "standard" sock pattern. I know, I know, everyone else and their brother has knit 17 pairs already. Behind the curve or not, these socks are fab. I've got a pair going in a beautiful Yarn Hollow colorway (it escapes me now) for the holiday party at Inish Knits. We're having a Christmas party with cookies and cocoa, but we're adding a fun twist. Anyone who is interested in participating in a gift exchange can bring a handcrafted gift, but no one is "required" to participate. Daryl Webster has a knockout pair of stranded mitts knit from a pattern that she created from transposing a weaving pattern. Phenomenal, they are. I'll post pictures of the party on Thursday morning.
I'm trying to crank out as many shop patterns for Inish Knits as I can. There are several beautiful sweaters that are floating around out there, in the process of making their way here. I just can't wait to see them in the flesh! Really beautiful patterns that should inspire customers to challenge themselves just a little.
I've also been trying to put myself out "there" as much as I can--in terms of the Internet. I've been working closely with Cheryl Cigan from known.com; the goal is to get the good word out there that Inish Knits is Northern Michigan's premier resource for all things knit. You can check out her brilliant work here. We're working on finalizing the text, but I think it's a really nice sneak peak into what Inish Knits has to offer. And of course, this is the last step before we set up a website.