WHALE IN THE WAVES: NEW RELEASE AND PROMO

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We all knit for the ones we love.  Often, they request specific special items and we try our best to accommodate.  My boyfriend, Evan, has received quite a few lovely items from me.  Stuffed toys, hats, scarves, all made with love.  For his last birthday, he requested a sweater and due to the infamous sweater curse, I declined.  So then he asked for a pair of socks with belugas on them.

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Belugas are his favorite animal.  I had already made him a stuffed amigurumi beluga, so I knew he would truly love these socks.

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So I started the socks.  I love rainbows, so I wanted to use this lovely white yarn with flecks of color to remind him of me.

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I made the first sock and much to my dismay, the whale part (done fair isle style with flecks of white yarn and a whale on each side of the leg) did not stretch enough to fit over his foot.  Why did I wait until I made the whole sock to have him try them on?  Good question.  Wasted time.  Had to rip the whole thing out and start over.

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I’ll skip over the boring details and tell you that several months later (way after his birthday), I finished the redesigned socks.  With plain white yarn and a different colorwork technique.  The socks fit great, the whales look like whales and Evan is happy to show off his custom hand knit socks.

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So, I proudly present to you my Whale in the Waves Sock Pattern.  Available on Ravelry and Craftsy.  Knit and enjoy.

For this weekend only, enjoy a 37% discount (in honor of my birthday) on Ravelry using the code “deepbluesea”

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