But first, get a morning chuckle from this comic from Franklin Habit. Because no matter where we are, it’s always knitting.

Join The Indie Mini Sock Swap

Is there an unused skein of sock yarn in your stash looking for a purpose? Why not swap it for a set of mini skeins?! Now through September 10th, register for Pip & Pin’s Indie Mini Skein Swap. Then, send in a skein of indie dyed sock yarn. In return, the Pip & Pin team will send you five ready-to use mini skeins in a curated color palette, along with a free mini skein sock pattern from designer Megan Nodecker.

Register For STITCHES West

Early Bird Registration is now available for Stitches West 2020 happening February 20 – 23 in Santa Clara, CA. This popular yarn destination offers four full days of classes with expert instructors including, Steven Berg, Marly Bird, Louis Boria, Vickie Howell, and Julie Weisenberger. Plus, shop for all the yarn from over 175 vendors. While the list of vendors has yet to be released, sign up early to ensure you get a seat in the class of your choice.

Pre-Order the OFFICAL Harry Potter Pattern Book

Possibly the best kept release secret since the Harry Potter books themselves, designer Tanis Grey surprised knitters with her newest book, Harry Potter Magic Knits. The official pattern book will contain costume replicas (Mrs. Weasley’s Christmas Sweaters!) and projects inspired by the films from some of the industry’s most beloved designers. Pre-order the book now and be among the first to receive this epic book when it begins shipping at the end of January 2020.

CAST ON: “Front Porch” by Tracie Millar

From designer Tracie Millar of the Grocery Girls podcast, “On The Porch” is a The socks feature playful stripes at the cuff and toe, perfect for a mini skein set or leftover sock yarn. “On The Porch” is written for 3 adult sizes and calls for four colors of fingering weight sock yarn.