Monday, October 14, 2013

A New Beginning

Hello friends!

Welcome to the new era of lemknitcrochet designs - it's my first blog entry post-podcast. I have edited all my old blog posts and deleted all episodes from BlipTV. The podcast is officially gone.

But with the ending of the podcast becomes the beginning of the blog. Here's what I've been up to this week.

I started a new pair of socks out of Kirby Wirby Sparkle in the Dangitt, where's my broom?! I'm late for work again colorway.

It matches my Bird Leg Bags Small Wedge bag perfectly and is flying off the needles! I hope to get the pair done by Halloween - I'm already on the leg of the first sock.

Next on the needles, I'm working on my Red Raider Inversible socks out of Fibernymph Dye Works Bounce base in the Red/Scarlett colorway. I have one whole sock finished (even the heel!) and am on the toe of my second sock. I'm hoping to get it done before football season is over - I'm convinced they're lucky because Texas Tech is undefeated this season!!

Last on the needles is a brand new design I have in the works! I am excited to be co-hosting a Hunger Games KAL with Christy of Hiwassee Creek Dyeworks beginning November 1 and running through November 30. Catching Fire from The Hunger Games trilogy comes out on November 22, and Christy has created some AWESOME new colorways to knit as we get excited for the premiere of the film!
I have come up with a fun new sock design that will be released November 1, just in time for our KAL! It's inspired by a theme in the Hunger Games that works for every character - so if you want to knit-a-long and be matchy-matchy (like me!), any of the colorways created will 'match' the pattern. Christy has generously offered us a coupon code to use on any of her new Hunger Games colorways! Just type in 'LEMSHUNGER15' for 15% off your purchase

I will reveal more about the pattern in the future. For now, here's a picture of Peeta and the backside of my design as a teaser. No, the front of the sock isn't plain too - silly Peeta forgot to turn it around for the picture! I am using Hiwassee Creek Dyeworks Sassafras base in the My Ally colorway for my pattern sample.

That's all for the knitting talk - but I thought y'all might be interested in seeing how our Master bedroom renovations turned out. Below is a quick YouTube video with both the before and after of our Master bedroom renovations. The video is shaky and shrunk down weird because I took it on my phone - but I figure y'all would still be interested to see what we did.

That's all for this week! Thanks for stopping by the blog and spending some time catching up with me. Feel free to head over to the lemknitcrochet designs group to chat and get excited for my new design and the Hunger Games KAL!



  1. Wow what big rooms they are in your house! Your socks look awesome. It is nice to see that you are still blogging but I will miss your podcast.

    1. Thank you! I will miss it too, but I'm excited to blog again :)

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    1. Thank you! If it doesn't make you happy, it's not worth knitting! :)

  3. love your master suite and bath. You will both be so happy with each having hug closets!! What a great place to keep stash!! I will be a faithful blog ya (aka RealYankee on Ravelry)

    1. Thank you! I'm pretty excited about my closet space - I'm hoping to use some pinterest organization ideas in there so I always have a little extra space in it :)

  4. I am so jealous of your shower! Wow!

    1. Thank you! It's my favorite room in the house :)