Friday, December 26, 2008


Remember the TRON socks I was teasing? Funny thing, the pattern is FINALLY READY for release. It's been tested and approved, ready to go.

Tron Socks


I'm sure by now everyone knows about TRON, but just in case:

"A hacker is literally abducted into the world of a computer and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program." -IMDb

In 1982, this was very forward thinking. There was also a fantastic arcade game based on the film at the time that my brother used to play. Now there are socks, as well.

Tron Socks

This project is intended to get you off the computer and into some knitting, but you’ll need to follow a crooked path to make your escape. Each sock zigzags around the leg and down the foot. The cuff and heel are worked in pixel-inspired garter blocks. You can work both socks the same, making them angle in unison, or you can work them in mirror image, your choice.

Tron Socks

I'm sure I didn't invent this, but I'm happy to have hit upon this garter block stitch pattern (on heel and cuff) while playing around with the pixel concept. I think they look like they belong in an old video game. Am I nuts?

Tron socks heel detail

This 7-page pattern is $4.00...

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Tron Socks

Monday, December 15, 2008

Wine Bottle Accessories

Wine Bottle Accessories

Yes, it's cold outside. Crazy cold. Time to knit a sweater for your wine bottles, naturally.

Hot off the presses, this new pattern includes instructions to knit sweaters, hats and scarves for your wine/champagne/cider bottles.

Also includes 3 charts: snowflake, tree and dreidel... for additional adornment.

Wine Bottle Accessories

Details: The Ravelry page is here. The only way to get this pattern is directly from Twisted Yarn shop in Portand, OR. If you're local, you can see about 7 or 8 of them in the shop right now.

Side note: when some empty wine bottles were needed to model these sweaters, magically a whole bunch appeared. Did you ever stop to think where all those bottles came from? Best not.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Water Cube Socks

Remember the TRON socks I was teasing? Funny thing, the pattern is not quite ready for release.

But the Water Cube Socks are! Surprise!

This project was inspired by the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and all of the action that happened in the Water Cube.

Water Cube Socks

Each sock has a wavy lace motif and a strong center seam like a swimmer wiggling through the pool.

The cuff is worked with a picot edge for an added splash, and the sides alternate between ribbing and reverse-stockinette for a cube-like effect.

Water Cube Socks

The star toe is like a spiral high dive.

Water Cube Socks

The original pair was knit with Fresh From the Cauldron Yarns Superwash sock yarn in the colorway Pennywise.

The purple pair was made with a brand new sock yarn from Schaefer Yarns: Nichole. Both yarns are fantastic!

Water Cube Socks

Don't fret TRON fans, though the movie sequel will be released in 2011, the sock pattern will be released before 2008 is over.

Just $4. Have fun with these socks and go for gold!