The testers (skilled and speedy knitters that they are) have succesfully made the Pedigreed socks. The pattern is almost done (all 13 pages and 8 giant charts of it). With any luck at all, I should have it out early next week. Start your finger excercises now. This is not an easy pattern. It’s a bit of a brain teaser and requires both nimble fingers and careful attention. It’s worth it (I think) but it will be a bit of a challenge. You like that though, right?
I’m also working on a sock for a mystery knit along on Ravelry. The knit along will run through October and November, but I need to get the pattern done early enough to have it vigorously tested. It will be released without pictures, so I want to do what I can to ensure it’s easy to follow.
The pattern will be released in stages (likely 4), and it will be free to people in the knit along (which anyone is welcome to join). That of course leads to logistics questions. I think what I will do is put up a little form where you can provide your email address. I’ll have the form up for at least a week or two. Then, during the course of the knit along, I’ll email out the pattern installments to those people who provided their addresses. When the knit along is over I may release a single installment version of the pattern streamlined to work in a more standard format and with pictures. Stay tuned for more details, whatever I do I’ll be sure that there is an easy way to sign up for the free pattern.