Friday, March 9, 2007

Favorite Socks

Favorite Socks: 25 Timeless Designs from Interweave arrived today! I am very impressed. Out of the 25 socks included in the book, I would knit no less than 20 of them! I would include a few of the lace ones too!

I'm a big fan of knitting socks for their portability, immediate gratification and reduced expense. It's easier to pay $20 for a skein of good yarn and get a pair of socks that are the envy of your friends and neighbors than trying to cough up $200 for enough yarn for a sweater. I've done both and thoroughly enjoyed them.

Almost all of the socks are knit top down. I sometimes worry about running out of yarn when completing the socks top down. I manage and am learning to cope with just buying one skein instead of panicking. There is one pattern that can be knit toe-up or top down. How fun is that?

I'm not casting on for the month of March. I'm getting stuff off the needles!


knitsb said...

No casting on for the month of march? This I have to see! :) Maybe you can get that very long list of stuff out of the house :)

Cat said...

I have finished 3 projects in the last 3 days! I have 3 more still on the needles.

aija said...

Good to hear you like that book! I keep thinking about ordering it... (I have a lot of back issues of interweave, so I'm stalling :))