Monday, April 16, 2007

A brilliant plan

At Knitsmiths yesterday Dani was talking about her newfound hat obsession, and it gave me a really good idea. Since it seems clear that I will never fulfill my goal of knitting less socks, how about knitting a whole book of socks?

I've decided that Knitting Vintage Socks is the one. There are some simple rib patterns for my more exciting yarns, and plenty of fancy stuff to keep me busy. Now, I'm not promising to knit the socks as written - there are two pairs of bed socks that I'll probably modify to use the stitch pattern in a normal sock since I don't wear socks to bed. In addition there are a few pairs of mens' socks. As I am certainly not a man (and I have tiny feet!) I might change those to be smaller. That or I'll have to find some male sock recipients! I'm sure I can find some young feet for the baby ones. ;)

Speaking of socks, I actually didn't get a ton of sock knitting done at sock camp (shocking, I know) but I do have a pair that I started there that's almost finished - a plain ol' pair of Trekking socks for me. Although I've knit with Trekking before I don't own any socks knit with it, and I have quite a few balls in the stash because of all those good blues.

And now a thank you to my knitting buds for some lovely fiber-related presents:

Cathy gave me some superwash Spunky Eclectic roving, Catherine gave me the light up scented pen (!), and what's that on the right?

Oh, a very very tiny book from Amanda! Rumor has it that the actual book is on the way.

Thanks ladies!

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Blogger Amanda said...

Pssst! We all chipped in on the book - not just me. *wink*

5:20 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

so does the pen smell like anything when you write it??? ink??

6:27 AM  
Blogger clothesknit said...

Lucky you went to camp!?!

Honestly, I'm with you...can't quit knitting socks. I think you're idea of knitting the entirety of Knitting Vintage Socks is a great idea -- lots of different patterns to keep boredome away!

6:46 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I love the idea of your Knit Vintage Socks goal!

Great gifts.

7:02 AM  
Anonymous cookie said...

Ooh presents! Vintage Socks is a good book to pick if you're going to knit all the socks from it. But if you were really really crazy, you'd use Sensational Knitted Socks!

8:50 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

You will LOVE More SKS. I have started two new socks with this book and I'm loving it. I love the way that it's set up for the most part.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

oh yeah, the book is from all us yarners! not just amanda!

1:00 PM  
Blogger Cece said...

Oh... that is a good idea. Maybe me too - but I need to go check it out and really decide!

7:30 PM  
Blogger Ariel said...

What a brilliant crafty plan! Can't wait to see all the socks!

3:17 PM  

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