Been holding out on you, have I. (Talking like Yoda, am I.) For I have a completed pair of DK-weight socks that I’ve not shown you.
This pair of socks is made from Austermann Step 6-ply 75% wool and 25% nylon, with the aloe and jojoba oil treatment like the fingering weight has. I knit this pair for the KOARC’s birthday, which happens to be today. Happy birthday, KOARC!
This is yet another yarn I’ve tried in my quest for the elusive 75/25 composition 6-ply sock yarn. This one was quite worthy — very nice to knit and makes a nice-looking sock.
I have used the Random Number Generator to select the winner of my review copy of Knit Local. The winner is MJ. MJ has been emailed. 🙂
And hey, guess what? I’ve got another book to giveaway.
This is Knit Simple Knitting Workshops, from the editors of Knit Simple magazine. It came out in August, so I’ve actually had it for a little while.
The book consists of workshops that will guide the knitter through different knitting techniques. Everything is presented step-by-step with a lot of nice clear pictures.
There are how-to sections for basic knitting.
Also for some basic crochet as well.
There are also a lot of patterns, many for nice basic items, like hats.
There also plenty of cute, very creative items. I love this bouquet of crocheted flowers.
And check out these photos for a mitered square afghan.
This is a great book for a beginner, or for someone who knows the basic techniques and wants to learn more knitting techniques.
Who’d like it? 🙂
To be entered in the drawing to win this book, leave a comment on this post by 11:00am Eastern Time on Sunday, October 30, 2011. I’ll draw a winner at random from the comments shortly thereafter.
I’m knitting the second giant sock for a giant foot.
And I’m still knitting along on both Trillian and Thin Ice. I’ve got 8 more rows to do on Thin Ice, but as each row is over 500 stitches, that will take me a fair amount of time!
And Lucy is just relaxing.
She has a rough life.