Monday, October 24, 2011

The Last Thing I Need...

Some time ago... so long ago that I don't even remember when... I pre-ordered Soctupus by Alice Yu.  I love a good surprise, but I really haven't been knitting socks lately so my first thought when it arrived this morning was that it was going straight back.  Because seriously, the last thing I need is another sock pattern book.  I almost had the willpower to not even look inside.  Almost.  But I did... and, well, it's a keeper.  Big time.

Following a few interesting chapters on fiber, yarn, sock construction and such, are 17 great patterns with a focus on texture and a variety of heel, toe, and cuff constructions.  There's even a pattern or two with beads! 

It's the most excited I've been about a sock book in a while so I had to share...










Might be time to put scarves aside for a while.

4 comments:

Good Yarns said...

yowza! they sure look like fun.

mom said...

It's easy to see why you wouldn't have any willpower! What wonderful patterns! Be sure to knit a pair too small for your feet and send them MY WAY! :-)

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Laura said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to see which pattern you do first!

Kelly Zauber said...

Do you sell them too? How much do you charge for customized socks?

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