Thursday, January 17, 2008
That is what I am declaring for 2008! I plan to really dig into making socks!
Last year I learned about the construction and basics of them, and even made my 1st pair of socks. Dabbled in taking a class to learn how to knit 2 at a time on 1 needle toe-up (loved it!), but some of you remember how that produced some FUGLY socks! ;op
Well I have lots of beautiful sock yarn just stashed over here waiting for me to knit it up and it is about high time!!
I just really want to learn how to make some GOOD socks!
Since I have always been resistant to DPNs, and that being confirmed how I truly do detest them (my 1st pair of baby booties on DPNs did me in).
I insisted on learning how to do socks only on one needle from the very beginning.
I didn't want to have to deal with more needles than I needed to (i.e. DPNs or 2 circ method) at one time.
However, I have been dying for someone to actually make a book that focuses on just that (instead of the magic loop pamphlet ;op) Well someone finally did!!! Yah!!
I got my long awaited book last week in the mail, and had actually ordered it right before Christmas but there was some kind of distribution delay. No matter! It is here!
Ready for me to begin My Year of the Sock!
Here is a peek inside:
Well I have just about everything I need to make this happen...so now there is nothing to it but to do it!! :oD
I also added this book to my library not too long ago
I wish I could tell you how much knowledge I have received from this book...but I have yet to read it! LOL
I just felt that it would be a great resource book to have as I continue to learn what yarns would be best to use as I knit projects, or want to substitute for one in a pattern. Couldn't hurt a bit!
And I recently purchased this book I had on my wish list and have been seeing everywhere!
This will be the new "it" book! ;oD Mark my words! For $12 bucks off of a.mazon I had to drop in my e-basket. Heck I get knit magazines that cost about the same, so not bad for a knit book!
There are 6 preview designs you can see on a.mazon. I have yet to actually flip thru it myself, but everyone keeps telling me I will really like it based on my style.
And next up are a couple of books that I have my eye on since they were just recently released!
Realistic huh? I hope so! I need to flip thru that one! Haha!
And since I just defeated my odds of not staying a seasonal knitter I figured this would be a good one to stay motivatedAnd then I caught a glimpse of a few books that will be coming out some time this year!
(of course that last one will sell like hotcakes!) Happy Knit Reading! :o)
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