Hey, thanks for all your kind comments about my upcoming book. I’m very pleased with it and I hope you will be too.
Just so you know, the book includes a techniques section with step-by-step illustrated instructions for all the techniques you need to know to knit toe-up socks. You can knit these socks on dpns, 2 circulars, or magic loop. There is a total of 23 patterns — some plain sock templates, easy, intermediate, and advanced lace, textured gansey socks, cables socks, and some sportweight socks. So that’s it. In a nutshell.
I can tell you right now, I’ll be doing a book signing at Knit Happens in Alexandria, VA on Saturday April 18, beginning at 2pm. It’ll be an informal event, and I’ll have the actual socks from the book for you to take a look at. I hope to see as many of you there as possible. Bring your socks. 😀
As far as other appearances goes, it’s a work in progress. I’ll be teaching at The Loopy Ewe Spring Fling in St. Louis, MO the following weekend and will be teaching at the SWAK Knit Out in Guthrie, OK in mid-May.
And I just confirmed last night that I’ll be in Charlotte, NC to hang out and sign books and teach at Charlotte Yarn the first weekend in June. More details about that will be forthcoming as the plans are developed.
I’ve got a few more teaching trips to plan, so I’ll keep you posted. Because I have this pesky day job, travel will be spread out over the next few months — I can’t be away every weekend and still manage to work during the week because I am old and tired. And because Lucy needs her momma.
About those kneesocks . . .
A whole bunch of you showed interest in a pattern/tutorial for kneesocks that fit, so count on that becoming a reality, all in the fullness of time. I’ve got some other things I need to take care of before I can get that written up.
And of course I started a new bloggable project too.
This is Susan Lawrence’s lovely Fountain Pen Shawl from the latest issue of Interweave Knits. I’m using the pretty green laceweight I blogged about last week, and went down 2 needle sizes from the suggested size to a U.S. 4.
In other news, I won the lottery. See?
And Lucy is in lap-kitty mode.