Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A good day for mail

It didn't occur to me until a couple of days ago that the best thing about shopping online is that you get a thrill when you find the perfect thing, and another thrill when it arrives! instead of just one that dissipates as you carry it home, more so the heavier said perfect thing is.

Yesterday I had two thrills:

I have wanted my own copy of the out-0f-print Homespun Handknit for ages - it's a serious treasure trove of techniques and inspiration - and when I saw that Interweave has published a new version with all new patterns (including one by Kathleen!) I decided to try again to track down a copy so I could have both.

The yarn is, of course, this month's Vesper Sock Club entry. I have loved all the yarns that arrive from Julia but this one, if not my favourite, is tied with just one other for the title. I really must knuckle down and find an insanely easy sock pattern so I can just whip these things out wherever I happen to be, without worrying that I'll get to the heel while an awkward distance from my directions.

Which reminds me, Kathleen's sock book is almost officially out, so I'll be able to buy a copy really soon. Huzzah!


Kathleen Taylor said...

There are several patterns in The Big Book of Socks that qould qualify as insanely easy, though you are certainly capable of more complex socks... yes you are

Anonymous said...

I have to say the 'Spring Forward' pattern that Kathleen (I assume) recommended to you last time IS actually as easy as she said. I'm doing it, and if i can, you can... almost certainly faster and better.

Mary Keenan said...

This is vastly reassuring, about the Spring Forward pattern... I do seem to have accumulated rather a lot of sock yarn ;^)