Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Very Merry, Knitty Christmas

I hope that everyone had a very nice and enjoyable Christmas with friends and family. Mine was very nice. Lots of friends and family. Lots of good food and treats. Lots of good memories.

My family blessed me with lots of lovely gifts, a Stone Mountain purse, a Star Trek Movie DVD, snowman hot chocolate mugs, and of course....sock knitting books!!!

From the top left to right;
Socks (Vogue Knitting on the Go) by Trisha Malcolm

Vogue Knitting on the Go: Socks Two by Trisha Malcolm, (snowman mug)

The Big Book of Socks: The Ultimate Beyond-The-Basics Guide to Knitting Socks (Paperback) by Kathleen Taylor, and...

Sensational Knitted Socks (Paperback) by Charlene Schurch

I think that my family has figured out that I like to knit socks. ;-)

Things have finally slowed down a little and I've had a chance to skim through the books and get a quick idea what these books have to offer. I've had Charlene Schurch's More Sensational Knitted Socks for awhile, but I hadn't been able to find her first book: Sensational Knitted Socks. So, my dear hubby and a couple of Santa's helpers....set out and found it. I had been wanting
Sensational Knitted Socks, because I really liked and enjoyed More Sensational Knitted Socks and I was wondering what was in the first book. I wonder no more!

There's a pattern for....a VERY EASY pattern for a very nice ROUND toe-up sock! (AKA Round-Toe Cast On, pg. 61) This way of doing a toe up sock is so easy that it makes me wonder why I didn't think of it! I can't say much more than this, because of copyrights. There's oodles of patterns in this book, too.

The Big Book of Socks: The Ultimate Beyond-The-Basics Guide to Knitting Socks is such a neat book. Patterns are categorized in Fingering-weight, sport-weight and worsted weight socks. There are socks for babies, toddles, children, women and men. This is the first sock book that I have ever come across that has women's socks for wide width. I have a very wide foot, so I'm anxious to try a few of these patterns. There's also a few patterns for socks knitted on two-needles. They're very pretty, too.

I haven't had the time to really check the Vogue Knitting Socks books yet. All I need is more time and more yarn.

I think that my Resolution for the year 2010....to set a little time each day to knit.

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