Wednesday, October 19, 2005

I got books!

I got some more books. I can't help it!


Okay, I flipped through this book, and it honestly looks kickass. TONS of information, and many many MANY sock patterns. And when I mean "sock patterns", I don't mean, "here is a ribbed sock", "here is a cabled sock" stuff. Its more like "here are 4 stitch pattern repeats" and so on. They have cute charts layed out for you to figure out how many to cast on for each size and so on, so no more patterns written only for womens medium.


This book looks really inspiring. Yes, I'm on a "looking at afghans" kick. The patterns are rated, and they cover a really broad range of looks. A pretty damn kickass afghan book. If you own one afghan book, it should be this one.


Okay, I KNEW this had cr*chet in it, but I didn't know it was the majority of the book. While they do use yarn I can buy at Michaels or Joanns, that doesn't redeem it. Okay, so if you have a few knitted afghans, why do you need 2 feather and fan projects? I looked at this one AFTER the GKA book and damn these people are fuddy duddies. There are also duplicates on the cr*chet patterns. Waves/Zig Zags/Chevron play a big role. Just in case you can't figure out how to make zig zags thicker or thinner or something. I paid $12 and the only thing stopping me from returning this is that I'm very very very lazy. And I might like to do maybe probably not 1 project.


Elspeth said...

I may have to borrow the sock book. Do you have "Knit Socks!"? I saw it at Border's yesterday and really liked it.

Do most sock books only have Women's medium?

Elspeth said...

P.S. I hate Sarah Dallas Knitting and the DVD I ordered was missing a disc but I was too lazy to return them too!

Shannon said...

I had Knit Socks! in my bag, as that's what I'm using for my socks right now. I'll lend it to you when I finish that one up. And yep, you can borrow the new one too while I work on my sweater ;) Most sock patterns seem to have 1-2 sizes, but the new book you can pick and choose your size, its awesome!

Anonymous said...

Hey Shannon!
I went hunting for more goodies for your package today and I'm almost done getting yarn for you! This box will have enough for a top and some socks, along with some other goodies. I hope you can wait until around your birthday (that's when I intend to send it), but I have to say, I really enjoy reading your blog and so far it's really helped me find the right stuff to spoil you with!

ciao! -secret pal