Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Hey, that's me!

Today I went by Borders on my way home and saw it - How to Knit In the Woods with my sock patterns in it! The thing about designing patterns for a book is this: you design the stuff, you knit the stuff, you furiously mail the stuff, and then you wait. You wait so long you've practically forgotten that you even made it and of course during this whole time you can't show it to anyone and then FINALLY the book is out and you're like "Wow, there it is!"

Today it finally became real, and so I proudly present some socks:


Pattern: Twists and Turns Socks
Yarn: Socks That Rock Lightweight in Jade

These, affectionately know as "the girly socks", are actually the second pair I designed. MJ was nice enough to crank out a pair on very little notice in her own yarn, and those are the purple ones also pictured in the book. In fact the picture on the pattern page shows a more "artsy" version of mine and a more detailed version of hers. They're gorgeous.

And now for the "manly socks":


Pattern: Cougar Mountain Socks
Yarn: Trekking Pro Natura in #1600

Unfortunately the picture of the second pair is not very good. I think my photo taking skills have improved in the last 10 months. ;)

So there they are, my socks. Now onward!

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Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Congratulations!!!! How exciting!! Now off to go peak at the book...your socks look awesome!

11:00 PM  
Blogger cici said...

Congratulations... Both are very nice. I will be looking for the book.

1:38 AM  
Blogger mjm knitting said...

Love the socks=congrats!

5:18 AM  
Blogger Nichole D. said...

Wow, congrats!

5:36 AM  
Blogger Andy said...

How exciting to be published in a book! You must be just beside yourself with happiness!

I'll have to be on the lookout for the book!

7:53 AM  
Blogger Stilaholic Nartian knits said...


I'll be hunting for the book too.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

OOO pretty! Congrats on having a pattern published.

9:37 AM  
Blogger weebug said...

congratulations! i am going to have to get a copy of the book!

11:41 AM  
Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

Congratulations girl!

2:28 PM  
Blogger weezalana said...

Congratulations! That is too. cool! I'll have to look for that next time I'm at the book store!

8:29 AM  
Anonymous Shannon said...

Hey fantabulous one -- I have photos you can use of the socks (here, on Ravelry, etc) if you want!

6:00 PM  

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    A quest to use sock yarns:

    Yarns I've had:
    * means I really liked it

    4-ply Soft
    A Piece of Vermont*
    Artyarns Supermerino*
    Austermann Step
    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
    Chinese Mystery sock yarn
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    Socks That Rock*
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    Stitch Jones
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    Yarn Pirate*

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    Scout's Swag
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