Brancusi’s Brother


So, here are the ill-matched fruits of my labor. There wasn’t quite enough yarn for the second Brancusi sock, hence the scraps of my Sock Wars sock. Therefore, I’m withdrawing my design from the sock pattern contest. The goal of the contest was to design a pattern for the yarn you receive. My pattern uses more yarn and may not be the best match for such a thick yarn.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the pattern. LOVE it. It will be knit again, but worked on a finer yarn. I need to alter the pattern and hopefully resubmit it in Round 2. That’s right, Hill Country Yarns is doing it again in the Fall. The winning sock patterns from the design contests will be the patterns in their upcoming sock club.

I’m flattered so many people enjoyed the pattern, both in comments here and on Ravelry. I hope I get a chance to share it with you… once the contest winners have been drawn in the next round.

In the meantime, I took a break from twisted stitches and whipped up a refreshingly stockinette (and speedy) Vinnland sock during our three days in Eugene, OR. I’ll post a picture once the second one is started.

Brancusi is dead. Long live Brancusi!

8 Responses to “Brancusi’s Brother”

  1. Mel Says:

    Well, poo. I’m still interested in the pattern for kilt hose, though.

    Thought of Miss Janie Sparkles when I saw a frenchie the other day at work.

  2. Jeremy Says:

    Honestly, Steven, they’re awesome socks. It sucks that you can’t submit them due to the limitations, but they’re still awesome socks. I look forward to getting ahold of the pattern and the yarn to make them for myself. You rock. Lots and lots.

  3. Ms. B Says:

    I love that you even ran out of the RED yarn!!! It’s a great pattern though and sucks that you can’t enter!

  4. Eric Says:

    It’s too bad about your yarn quantity issues because those are some awesome looking socks.

  5. Don Says:

    You know, it might actually qualify as EVIL to post pictures of these gorgeous socks, tantalize us with the pattern, and then snatch that promise away.

  6. Michael Wade Says:

    Dude, those are BEAUTIFUL. I wish you could enter them. Will you be selling said pattern? OH, and you are evil. You forced me to sign up for Hill Country Sock Club. FORCED ME.

    that is all.

  7. scout Says:

    Well DAMN! They are still amazing. Just like you.

  8. Ginger Says:

    We like the colours !!! It’s like, when you take off your shoes, you reveal the “secret” colours ! Wish we could wear socks…