Book Winner

Book Winner

I’m happy to announce that LenaBenie is the lucky winner of a free copy of New Directions in Sock Knitting. She wrote: “Why not? Life’s an adventure and so is knitting. Love to try something different in the world of…

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

Interweave Press routinely sends me a complimentary copy of the books I edit, so I didn’t think anything when the UPS truck stopped to deliver a couple of packages. But I was confused when I opened them. The first package…

I Can't Read My Own Book!

I Can’t Read My Own Book!

The FedEx truck stopped at my house and left an unexpected package from F+W Media (the company that bought Interweave Press last year). I opened the package to find a few copies of Sock Knitting Master Class. But wait, they…

Pussy Willow Stockings — Done!

I completed Cat Bordhi’s Pussy Willow Stockings this week. It looks like the temperatures are beginning to drop so I might get to wear them soon. The next (and final) pair of socks in Sock Knitting Master Class are the…

Pussy Willow Stockings — Making Progress

I labored this weekend on Cat Bordhi’s Pussy Willow Stockings from page 160 of Sock Knitting Master Class. The socks begin with a most interesting toe, then the gusset increases are worked in a five-row pattern that includes two rows…

Pussy Willow Stockings — Getting Started

I’m getting pretty excited as I approach the end of Sock Knitting Master Class. I am now to Cat Bordhi’s Pussy Willow Stockings (page 160). Following Cat’s genius for placing gusset shaping wherever she likes, these toe-up socks are shaped with…

Half-Stranded Socks–A Finished Pair

I finished Anna Zilboorg’s Half-Stranded Socks from Sock Knitting Master Class. The colors I chose are a bit more muted than Anna’s originals so the pattern doesn’t show up quite as well, but I like the understated look. Next up…

Half-Stranded Sock–First Sock Completed

Here’s my first Half-Stranded Sock. I love the way the patterns work together–I didn’t make a single change to Anna Zilboorg’s pattern (page 152 of Sock Knitting Master Class). I’ve already cast on for the mate, with the colors reversed…

Half-Stranded Socks–Sole

I finished the top of the foot (instep) of my half-stranded sock and started to pick up stitches around the toe and sides to work the sole, but miscounted the stitches and ended up working the sole at an angle….

Half-Stranded Sock–Top of Foot

Staying up late, I finished the top of the foot, or the instep, of Anna Zilboorg’s Half-Stranded Socks. I think I’ve mentioned before that I knit much tighter than I purl. So much so that I use a larger needle…