Boy was I excited when I got home Monday after a LONG day.. to find three packages with 4 books in them on my doorstep! So with this and all the other new books I have picked up lately look forward to plenty of great Bookish Thursdays to come!
Letâ€™s get started! Like the title says there are new sock books on the ranch! First up is a new volume by Wendy Johnson of the delightful Wendy Knits blog.
If you have knit through every sock pattern in Wendyâ€™s first book Socks from the Toe Up: Essential Techniques and Patterns from Wendy Knits, and are ready for more then Toe-Up Socks for Every Body: Adventurous Lace, Cables, and Colorwork from Wendy Knits is for you! Yeah.. you know who you are.. donâ€™t make me point you out.. and no, I donâ€™t mean Wendy.. though knitting for work is a great excuse.. (no dear I canâ€™t cook tonight I have to get these socks done for the book!) Anyway.. I digress..
Toe-Up Socks for Every Body is chock full of sock patterns.. 21 to be exact, and as the title indicates they are socks for all people.. little to big, young to old, funky to traditional. While heavy on patterns, this book is light on instruction. Wendy leaves that up to her first book which is chock full of sock knitting instruction, tips and wisdom. This makes the book a great companion volume to the first.
The two books together make a perfect set, and would make a great gift for a sock knitter or a knitter looking for some great portable projects!!
For my loom knitting friends.. with all the amazing and versatile sock looms that Decor Accents has out now I donâ€™t see how you could go wrong with this book! If you have knit through all the patterns in the Loom Knitting Socks book you might want to give this book a look!
Disclaimer: A review copy of the book was provided by the publisher