Anything remotely Twilight or vampire related has people flocking in droves. I saw the most gross pair of gloves the other day on Ebay and to be honest they looked like a pair of those cheap pound shop ones that somebody had splattered red paint on. Totally gross and not something you or I would probably wear but because the seller had put Twilight as the title they were selling like hot cakes.
Then I found this listing. It looks very very similar to the Bella's mittens pattern I found by Subliminal Rabbit. I think I would be rather miffed if that were my pattern somebody was using to make a profit instead of just for personal use.
Anyway I was browsing the counter thingy stats the other day just out of curiosity as to where my readers are coming from and which post they are entering the blog at. Twilight socks is the most popular entry point but they aren't even Twilight related as the pattern was written way before the movie became popular. So far I've only completed one and really must get around to the other at some point.
Yesterday this Knitty update hit my email - My Vampire Boyfriend socks.
Nice as they are I really don't relish the idea of making blood red socks just because they are called My Vampire Boyfriend. I really don't get it at all. I suppose it's so people will be more interested in making them and it is a 'now' title. Now if they were wolf socks I might consider it lol.
In all seriousness I will probably have a go at these but only because I like the intricate pattern and I will probably do them in a nice non vampire related colour.