Thank you for all your lovely comments on my upcoming book. I really appreciate them, and I appreciate that so many of you have pre-ordered it sight-unseen from Amazon. (Insert big sloppy kiss here.)
The book has a total of 23 toe-up sock patterns; 3 basic socks, and 20 patterns for lace (easy, intermediate, challenging), textured, cabled, and sportweight socks. There are some that are appropriate for both guys and girls. There are designs that look good in solid colors, slightly variegated, and wildly patterned. So, a little bit of everything.
There’s also an extensive techniques section with step-by-step illustrated instructions for different cast-ons, bind-offs, and heels, as well as information on using dpns, 2 circulars, and 1 long circular. And all the tips and tricks I know for making your sock knitting experience a success.
The photos of the socks are incredible — worthy of a coffee table art book. I can’t wait for you to see them! The socks are modeled by two lovely young ladies and the styling of the photos is just beautiful. Not only are there beautiful “art” shots of each project, but lots of close-up shots so you can see all the details of each design. (Note that I had nothing to do with the photo-shoot — that is all due to the genius of Potter Craft.) All full-color, I’m happy to say. The book design is also wonderful — also courtesy of the Potter Craft designers.
Sorry, no photos of Miss Lucy in this book. While she helped me to write it, she wanted to remain anonymous.
As far as book signings and such-like, it’s way too early to know what will be done, so please don’t ask me at this point. I simply don’t have any answers. Publication date is April 2009, and that’s still a long way off. As soon as I know anything, I’ll tell you!
Back to the present, I did finish the first Halcyon sock:
Here’s a close-up of the pattern:
I’ll post the pattern as a freebie when I’ve got it finalized. I’m working on the second sock now, but am not very far along — I’ve not done much knitting this weekend.
Lucy has been spending time with a friend.