Three thoughts

Have you run across this book?

It came out last year and I never ran across it until I was browsing through the latest at my library. I was smitten with the cover so I took a look and realized three things:

1. I was really, really excited about knitting these socks. They are thick and warm and up to your knees with beautiful colorwork and stitch patterns. They look warm. Did I say warm? They look really, really warm.

2. Unless you live in a state that borders Canada (like myself) or if of course you live in Canada, or have family in such a situation, you will have absolutely no use for this book.

3. The stylist must have fallen and hit his/her head before planning these photo shoots, because no normal person would make a guy tuck his pants into his socks, especially green pants with white socks and black hightops. If you don’t meet requirement #2 above, I recommend checking this out from the library just to see the poor guy with his tucked in socks.

That said, if you had to pick a favorite sock book today, what would it be?



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4 responses to “Three thoughts

  1. You know, it’s really hard to pick. It’s especially hard since all of my knitting books are in a storage locker a mile away from me right now!

    The one that comes to mind off-hand is Favorite Socks by Interweave Knits or Folk Socks by Nancy Bush. Knitting Vintage Socks is a fun one, too, but it’s been a while since I’ve looked through my copy. Of course, my favorite thing to do is buy a pattern from Anne Hanson’s website The patterns I’ve bought from her are best for their simple stitch pattern that is easy to memorize, but entertaining enough to keep me going. I pretty much use the pattern to get started and once I’ve memorized the stitch pattern, I never need to look at the pattern again!

  2. Um. I don’t really use any of my sock books, so I don’t have a favorite.

  3. My favorite sock book would definitely be Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch. It’s jam-packed with goodness and very smart – formulas for all feet, great patterns and tips, then only sock book you’ll ever need in my opinion.

  4. I’m with Paige – great book and well-written, too.

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