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All paths lead to heels
on 3 October 2010
Sock Knitters aren't usually classed as being seekers after excitement are they? Usually we just sit quietly and knit and think our own thoughts, don't they? Besides, we are often from the older generation and therefore set in our ways and couldn't possibly be taught - or want - anything different, could we? Wrong! Some of us are seekers after wisdom and innovative ideas so if you are interested in something just a bit different and have an obsession with discovering new and fantastic ways of knitting socks, this is a book for us. I started on 'Snow Under Cedars' and quickly became immersed in a new way (for me at least) of knitting the sole of a sock, 2-colour vikkel braid and a 2-colour cast on - all with reasonable illustrations on how to do them. In short, I'm amazing myself.
All in all, this book is a feast of sockie indulgence for the Fearless Knitter - and with loads of patterns for new-to-socks knitters as well - no horror stories to tell of Knitters being driven to despair by the patterns! If you are happy knitting bog-standard socks with self-striping yarn, then good for you - they have their place in every sock drawer - but for those wanting to extend their knowledge in an enjoyable and painless way, grab a copy and share in the satisfaction.