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July Hint #3

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July Hint #2

colorful, no?

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Errata: Transition Point sock

Eagle-eyed Notorious Sock Knitter Becki notice an error in the Transition Point sock pattern from May's shipment.

Disregard Rnd1 of the Foot Pattern as written and charted.

By starting at Rnd 2, you'll continue the moss stitch texture as established on the leg.

After you turn the heel, begin the gusset instructions working at Rnd 2 after you place the marker (page 9-10). Continue working the Foot Pattern instructions from here.

Enjoy the rest of this super Star pattern!

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The long and the short of it

Notice anything different about the skein of STR Lightweight that came with the May shipment?

Great color? As always.

100% superwash merino? Plied tight, just how we like it.

Yardage? Weight? Wait… stop the stitches!

Yup. You're reading the label correctly. This skein is approximately 405 yards / 370 meters and weighs in at a hefty 5.5 ounces /155 grams. The typical STR Lightweight skein is 360yds / 329m and 4.5oz / 127g. That's more yarn than you bargained for, eh?

For those who are interested in purchasing more of the Maia colourway in STR Lightweight, we're selling it in this larger skein size for $24.50. This way, you can purchase enough yarn for either of May's two incredible patterns. Keep in mind, Maia is only availble for purchase for 2011 RSC members.

As a larger-footed fella, I am thrilled by this. Are you?

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It's already 24 days past May Day and we haven't posted any clues about the next shipment.

Our clue machine got a little dizzy while dancing around the May pole. Everything seems to be working fine now...

Twinkle, twinkle, little ???

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March Hint #2

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Distelfink chart errata

Eagle eye knitter Kathleen (remclave) pointed out a few stitches that were incorrect on the Distelfink charts.

Size S:
no errata

Size M:
lines 14, 15, 16, first stitch on the right of the chart should be MC (or empty).
line 38, first stitch on the right of the chart should be MC (or empty).

Size L:
lines 14, 15, 16, sixth stitch on the right of the chart should be MC (or empty).
line 38, sixth stitch on the right of the chart should be MC (or empty).

Thanks for bringing it to our attention!

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Spoiler Alert! (not really)

Here are two little graphical treats for all you Notorious Sock Knitters!




New "Spoiler Alert" images to add to your own blog or Ravelry projects. Making this the first image of a Ravelry project allows you to post something in your notebook without ruining the surprise for any knitter who doesn't want to see that sock.

To use, right-click with your mouse (or on Macs, hold the Control key + click) the image you like and save it to your computer. Add it to your blog or Ravelry project details.


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Hint #9 (belated)

It's still Thursday somewhere, isn't it? This is the clue that got away. Not to worry, we will post a second later today. Without further ado…

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
Maya Angelou

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.
Len Wein

Trouble is a sieve through which we sift our acquaintances. Those too big to pass through are our friends.
Arlene Francis

A homemade friend wears longer than on you buy in the market.
Austin O'Malley

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want it someone who will take the buss with you when the limo breaks down.
Oprah Winfrey

"You have some queer friends, Dorothy," she said.
"The queerness doesn't matter, so long as they're friends," was the answer.
L. Frank Baum, The Road to Oz

If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
Ray Bradbury

There are three kinds of friends: best friends, guest friends and pest friends.
Laurence J. Peter

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Hint #7

Sing along, everyone!

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