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Thursday, October 20, 2005

More sock action, part II

Umm, there was some accidental stash enhancement yesterday.

It started simply enough ...
I've been coveting the book Knitting on the Road for a good long time now. I think the patterns are gorgeous, but I never bought it because I didn't think that I knit enough socks to make it a worthwile purchase. Well, given my current sock craze, I've been thinking about it quite a bit recently.

I had a gift certificate to Mind's Eye Yarns, so I dropped by to see if they had a copy of this, or a few other sock books I've been eyeing. Turns out, Lucy has stopped stocking books. A new bookstore, Porter Square Books opened in the shopping plaza across the street. I guess Lucy decided not to compete, so she is selling down her stock of books. But, the good news is, she is advising the bookstore on what knitting books to stock!

I went home with a copy of KOTR, although I also looked at Cool Socks Warm Feet, and Knitting Vintage Socks. I really like the KOTR patterns, better than those in the other two books, but I will probably buy CSWF later on, mainly for its techniques section.

I'm also interested in Socks, Socks, Socks and Sensational Knitted Socks. Too many sock books, too little time!

Because I had a gift certificate to Mind's Eye, I did buy some of her hand-dyed sock yarn, enough for a pair of socks for me!!

I'm thinking of making either Conwy or the Traveler's Stockings from KOTR. Not sure which yet... must finish the Broadripples first!
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