The Serpentine Socks, they are done.
They are knit from Fiesta Boomerang in the “Painted Desert” colorway on 2.75mm needles. I love knitting sportweight socks — they just fly off the needles.
And I find that I really like wearing sportweight socks. They are perfect wear with “athletic-type” shoes instead of cotton crew socks.
A Book Review
A while back I got a review copy of the new Kaffe Fassett book: Kaffe Knits Again: 24 Original Designs Updated for Today’s Knitters. I just recently sat down with it to have a look.
The book contains 24 patterns that have been “re-invented” by the author. If you are a long-time fan of Fassett’s work you’ll recognize these designs. A lot of them have been reworked into other items that newer knitters might find easier to knit. They use yarns that are currently available, making it easier for people who want to re-create one of the designs exactly.
Back in the day, when I got his book Glorious Knits, I used it as a jumping off point for my own ideas. I knit the Tumbling Blocks sweater — but in my own choice of yarns and colors. I also knit one of the coats, again in my own choice of yarns and colors.
You can use his new book as a similar jumping off point. But for those who want to, it’s a nice option to be able to knit the designs exactly as written. For me, it doesn’t have quite the “oomph” of the original Glorious Knits, but it is a lovely book all the same.
“Momma turned on the heat!”