Well the title really says it all. This is a fairly flagrant moment of self promotion. Feel free to look away if you’re easily distressed.
Once again someone was kind enough to nominate me to be one of the designers of the month for next year’s Sock Knitters Anonymous (SKA) schedule. For those who don’t know SKA is a giant ravelry group composed of obsessed dedicated sock knitters. Each month they have a featured technique (like cables, lace, beads, or knitting while standing on your head) and a featured designer (Yarnissima, Wendy Johnson, Janel Laidman, Cookie A). If group members finish a pair of socks using the technique or by the designer, they are entered to win a host of awesome prizes.
I was lucky enough to be one of the designers this year and it was great fun. To be completely frank, it’s also great advertising. I don’t really do much in the way of marketing. People generally find me by word of mouth or by seeing socks someone else has knit from one of my patterns. Something like this is a great chance to come to the attention of a bunch of folks already known to have a weakness for socks. I’d love to do it again next year.
So here’s where you come in. If you’re on ravelry, and if you are part of the SKA group (and really, if you knit socks you probably should be, it’s a friendly place), head over to the voting thread and take a look at the folks who are nominated. Pick out some of your favorites (you vote for a designer by clicking on the ‘agree’ button). The voting runs through July 25, and you can vote for up to 11 people. And really do pick your favorites, if there are other people on that list you like more — and it’s a heck of a list — you should vote for them instead!