Santa was good to the knitter in me *:
Ahhh… Vintage Knits. I have oooed and ahhhed over this book for quite some time. Now I can oooo and ahh over the patterns! Another piece of good news is that my LYS will soon be stocking Rowan yarns, just in time for me to cast on for one of these beauties.
I knit 2 pairs of socks this past year, and actually completed one pair during Socktoberfest. I had so much fun knitting them, once I got the hang of it, but once I wore them post baby…….. wow- there is nothing like handknit socks on your feet! I think there are over 1000 possible combos of styles in this book.
Can you tell how ecstatic I was to receive this? As you can see, sock knitting is on the agenda for 2008. A neat side note about this book is the history of handknit socks and how sock knitting developed. When these patterns were originally written, some called for steel 00000 DPNs. Yes, quintuple zeros. Thankfully Nancy bush reworked the patterns for DPNs 0-2, a much more realistic size needle.
Now I just need to find some sock yarn worthy of the patterns!
Has anyone knit a project from one of these books? What’s your favorite?
*yes, this is me Christmas morning in my pj’s and sans makeup.