Attack of the Killer Butterflies
June 12, 2012 in Patterns
Welcome to the fifth and final Fringe Event!
In the first season of Fringe, we saw a Massive Dynamic executive analyst killed by Butterflies. Okay so he was actually killed by a psychoactive compound derived from the secretions of Bufo Alvarius (Colorado River Toad) but really it was the butterflies that caught Christa and mine’s imagination. We could not do a Fringe pattern and sock club without them. So we saved them for the last. Let me but the first to introduce you to the last two patterns Massive Dynamics and Bishop Dynamics.
Once again I made these patterns twins of each other. You can work one toe up/ one cuff down and no one would be able to tell. These two socks feature a whirlpool toe leading into slip stitch butterflies that wrap themselves up your foot and around your ankle. The whole thing is topped off with a lacy sideways bind off or cast on depending on you inclination.
Though the patterns are lovely the real stars of this shipment are the colorways on Nerd Girl Yarn’s 8-Bit. With Butterflies as her inspiration, what could Christa do but kick it old school and by old school I really mean grade school. The Prime Universe’s colorway is Killer Butterflies’ Killer Butterflies features the first half of the rainbow. The Alternate Universe’s colorway is Show-me. Show-me is the second half of the rainbow. ROY G BIV has never been so lovely and blendy. These two colorways are great together and separate.
I have really enjoyed doing this club with Christa. I hope all of you love the patterns and the colorways s much as we do. All of the patterns are club exclusive until December 2012. I have plans to compile them into two e-books each with a different bonus fingerless mitt pattern. I will also be selling the patterns separately. Those club members who were with us through all five Fringe events will receive the e-book for their chosen universe as a gift via Ravelry. Those club members who were only with us through part of the Fringe club will receive their individual patterns via Ravelry, too . This is so that you have them as part of your Ravelry pattern library.
Massive Dynamics on Ravelry buy now
Bishop Dynamics on Ravelry buy now