I decided I'd pop on over to magknits.com this morning because I hadn't been there in a while.... let's face it I have enough projects on the needles already, I really haven't had a need to browse any patterns. I was so shocked and saddened to see a white screen with a long message on it saying they were no longer going to publish free patterns on Magknits!
I've never thought to print out the patterns that I liked from that site. Except for one that is, and it was my favorite too, so I breathed a sigh of relief when I realized I had it in my knitting folder. It is the pattern for the Rainy Day Socks. I've knit about 3 pair of these already, and all were gifts so I have none for myself yet. But what about Evangeline? And all the other lovely patterns they had on there? The 'announcement' on Magknits goes on to mention that the copyright for the patterns still belong to the designers and they are at liberty to publish the patterns elsewhere if they so choose - but how will we know where they might publish them? On Ravelry perhaps? I just checked Rainy Day Socks on Ravelry and it still links to the free pattern at Magknits but of course the page no longer loads!
Well, sad news aside. . . Soleil is looking pretty much the same, just a little longer, so I thought I would leave you with a few photos of a little project I have hibernating!
It's the Chicabean Scarf from Kelly Green-Rogue! I started this way back in December, but I'm thinking it will be coming back out of my 'wip' box soon to get finished off.
I'm using Fantasy Dark Horse Yarns, (50% acrylic, 50% nylon) and it's super super soft and squishy, I just love the feel of it.