Friday, December 14, 2012

Sock knitting

I see them plying their craft--even on a moving bus! They use
ultra thin needles--sometimes three or four at a time, fine yarn,
intricate patterns. They're creating socks. They make it look easy.
It's anything but. As a much more primitive fiber artist with no more
ambition than turning out scarves from random yarns, I respect them
highly and harbor no desire whatsoever to follow in their elegantly
clad footsteps.
If you are one of them you will enjoy Ann Budd's Sock Knitting
Master Class. The seventeen featured patterns are astounding.
Bulgarian blooms have flowers knit right in. Rose ribs are light and
airy. Thigh-high stripes are eclectic creations worthy of Pippi
Longstocking. Budd had fifteen top designers assist her with this
collection. It is truly impressive.
Pictures are beautiful. A DVD is included. I'm sure those
talented enough to number themselves in the master class of sock
knitters will find this volume inspirational and indispensable.
On a personal note, I made matching holiday scarves out of red and
green varigated eyelash yarn for the Kindred Spirits girlz (Darcie,
Paula, Christine, Leah, and me). How cool is that?
A great big shout out goes out to our Leah who has become a crocheter
extraordinaire. That girl has a Midas touch. Any time she gets her
hands on yarn she comes up with a work of beauty.
Julia Emily Hathaway

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