Unplugged

You’ll probably have noticed that the blog has a new look. I figured since I have a new home and a new life, that my old blog should have one too. There is a new title, which is also very apt.  So many changes in the last two years and there are yet more to come.  Life (a move halfway across the world) and love (an adorable daughter) got in the way of my plans, as life and love are wont to do and I’ve adjusted as best I can.

It probably won’t come as much of a surprise that I’m winding things up for Socktopus. It’s been an incredible journey and adventure, one I would never have had the honour of experiencing if not for your support. Thank you.

I have a few loose ends to tie up, and I still have a cabinet full of yarn and WIPs so knitting will stay in my life, as will Socktopus in a non-commercial form. It will simply have a smaller pie piece of my life.

With regard to my designs, alot of people have been asking where they can buy them. I have found a good home for all my patterns.  I don’t have the time to look after them, but don’t want them to languish away in a forgotten corner of my hard drive either. Happily, p/hop has offered to curate all my patterns with proceeds going towards Medicins Sans Frontier.

I couldn’t be happier. Knitters will still be able to knit my designs and combined we will be contributing to an organisation that does vital work.  I need to get all my files over to p/hop first, and then p/hop needs to edit them into the p/hop house style but it shouldn’t be too long before my patterns are back in the world again. Yay!

9 thoughts on “Unplugged

  1. I’m sad that it’s the end of an era, but happy for you as you move on in your life with your family. You have given us UK based knitters so much to be thankful for. I was lucky enough to attend both Knit Nations, learnt loads from some amazing tutors and made some lasting friendships. (And came away with enough yarn to, ahem, sink a large boat!!!) I love that your patterns are going to p/hop – what a brilliant and generous thing to do. Thank you Alice and good luck!!

  2. Sorry that you’re winding up Socktopus – it’s such a great resource, but understand the need to move on. The new site looks great – although some of the images seem to be missing… or is that just me?? I was just trying to find your excellent shadow wraps tutorial and only a few of the images are loading. Hopefully it’s only temporary because I’d hate to think it was gone for good! Thanks again.

  3. Patternfish would also be happy to host your patterns in a trouble-free way for you… email patternsATpatternfish.com for more info. And good luck! Best, Julia

  4. Any word from support about your missing images? Tell them that the knitting world relies on your tutorials!
    Cheers, Meredith

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