Mason-Dixon Field Guide 2

Mason-Dixon Field Guide 2

I’m delighted to have a pair of socks included in the Mason-Dixon Knitting’s Field Guide 2!                     Apres-Everything Socks are knitted in a dreamy bulky yarn that’s the knitting equivalent of…

Skirts, Skirts, Skirts!

Skirts, Skirts, Skirts!

I’ve decided to unofficially declare 2017 the year of the knitted skirt. To that end, I’m offering three of my skirt patterns (Lacy Pleats, Putting On The Pleats, and Take Two Skirt) for a combined discount of $12 (that’s more…

Discounted Patterns!

Discounted Patterns!

Wowza! There are currently 4994 members in my Budd’s Buds group on Ravelry! To celebrate the 5,000th member, I’m offering a 20% discount on my patterns. The actual 5,000th member will receive a free copy of one of my books….

Sock Pattern Winner

Sock Pattern Winner

Thanks to all of you who entered the raffle for a free sock pattern. Interestingly, the votes were rather evenly split between the Slip-Stitch Chevron (left) and the Topsy-Turvey (right) patterns. I decided to draw a winner for each design….

Just In Time For Winter

Just In Time For Winter

While I’ve been busy doing other things (such as immobilize my right thumb due to arthritis and tendonitis), a few new patterns have been uploaded on Ravelry. All three are designed to keep you (or yours) warm and cozy during…

Zigzag Sock--Finished!

Zigzag Sock–Finished!

I finished Anne Campbell’s Zigzag sock from New Directions in Sock Knitting without trouble. The only “tricky” part was knitting little short-row triangles to fill in the “valleys” of the chevron pattern and even out the end of the foot….

Zigzag--Half a Foot

Zigzag–Half a Foot

I’m approaching the end of my version of Anne Campbell’s Zigzag socks from New Directions in Sock Knitting. The heel turn was a breeze and, without any stitches to pick up for the gussets, I’m making good progress on the…

Zigzag--Heel Flapped!

Zigzag–Heel Flapped!

I’m thoroughly enjoying Anne Campbell’s Zigzag pattern in New Directions in Sock Knitting! The heel flap and gussets are worked simultaneously with the instep. It’s hard to show in a single photo, but gusset stitches are increased on each side…

Zigzag--A Tidy Cuff

Zigzag–A Tidy Cuff

I finished the cuff on my version of Anne Campbell’s Zigzag socks from New Directions in Sock Knitting. The short k2, p1 cuff was easy to work on the live stitches created as the leg was knitted. The stitches are…

Zigzag--Finished Leg

Zigzag–Finished Leg

I’ve finished the leg of Anne Campbell’s Zigzag sock from New Directions in Sock Knitting. The zigs and zags of the live stitches get grafted to the provisional cast-on stitches to form a ring. The Kitchener stitch is work on…