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I’ve been trying to think of how to describe Barb Brown‘s new book since I received it a couple of days ago. I had a lot of fun dyeing a couple of custom colors (sumac, chamomile, mulberries and berry bramble) for Barb about a year ago. Now as I keep looking through it, I keep finding new things that I like about it. I sat down earlier today to write about it, but had trouble finding just the right words that sounded sincere and not cliché. Its wonderful, lovely, nice, great, interesting, gorgeous patterns, looks fun to knit, current styling, wearable, …… then I had to get up and go get a latte because that always helps!
Coffee is kicking in better description : easy to follow clear charts, straightforward format, bonus section with information about sizing socks, adapting knee-highs to shorter versions, as well as great tips on custom fitting……and gorgeous yarns!
Better yet get a copy and page through it.
Knitting Knee-Highs, Sock Styles from Classic to Contemporary by Barb Brown. Read more about it at WildGeeseFibres.com
I’m excited- Hunter Hammersen’s new book Silk Road Socks is now available. Not only, can you purchase the book in the standard paper format but its also be offered in a digital form. I think that’s so cool – so for those who like to have eveything at the ready on their laptops or e-readers there it is! In addition, for those who want to curl up on the couch with good old paper you can have that too!
Either way the photos are stunning and I love the historical information about the Silk Road and the amazing carpets. Hunter’s patterns are, as always, are easy to follow and the socks are fabulous. Ok, you can see I love this book, I love socks, I love sock yarn!
I’m offering a promotion on my Sock Plus 8 in honor of this book. “Salor” uses this yarn and I am so thrilled to be included in this wonderful book! Just enter the promo code
to receive 20% off Sock Plus 8 from now until Feb 15, 2011.
Happy Sock Knitting to All!
Barb Brown’s new book Knitting Knee- Highs: Sock Styles from Classic to Contemporary is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. It includes several patterns: Omar’s Carpet Kneehighs, Calf length socks and Nice socks in custom dyed colors from Handwerks.
Here is the link. I can’t wait to get my copy. I always love seeing Handwerks yarns knit up and Barb’s designs are gorgeous!
My new favorite book is The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design and I am not even specifically a knitwear designer! I just got this book earlier this week and I’m more than half way through it. I’ve picked up so many tips about doing business, social media, contracts and advertising I can’t wait to finish reading the rest. After the second chapter I got up and joined twitter as Handwerksyarn (just have to think of interesting things to tweet now!).
Sometimes a book just hits the spot and this one is doing it for me. I’d recommend it to anyone doing any sort of business in the textile/yarn/knitting world. It has great information and is an accessable fun read.