Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dancing socks & designer insights...

If you missed yesterday's Knitting Daily, then perhaps you did not see the clever dancing sock video, featuring many of the lovely designs from Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn. Go here and you can see it in higher resolution by selecting "Watch in high quality" which is under the lower right-hand corner of the frame. (Try to imagine the theme song from "Footloose" playing in the background -- sadly, intellectual property issues precluded us from using the original.) Rest assured that no socks were harmed during the making of this video.

If you'd like to see and hear more about some of the individual sock patterns, all this week the designers will be blogging about them. So far, you can visit:

  • Kristi Schueler, as she discusses her Herringbone Rib socks (the ones that were featured in the latest Interweave Knits), here -- and for a special bit of fun, read the test knitter's reactions on her blog here;
  • Mindy Soucek tells us what it's like to see your first pattern in a book here;
  • Jody Pirrello describes her Chevvy cover sock design in her blog with some terrific photos and even possible modifications;
  • Deb Barnhill does a quick interview with me on her blog, and I'm hoping will tell us about her Potpourri socks later this week;
  • visit Barb Brown, of Wild Geese Fibres, where she tells us about her Rib Fantastic socks; and
  • take a look at an earlier version of Elizabeth Ravenwood's Braided Gems socks.
There will be more designer insights coming up later in the week, so stay tuned -- it's going to be Handpaintapalooza this week. . .

4 comments:

duraknit said...

Carol, although I prefer our recent form of yarn ordering, I did go to Loopy Ewe yesterday and cast my vote for your BFL. I must have been thirsty -- I ordered grape juice and fresh-squeezed! There was a typo on Sheri's blog (not the web site, just her blog) that referred to Black-funny yarns. I hope you find it as amusing as I did. . .

Elizabeth D

teabird said...

I followed the link from Barbara Bretton's blog, and nearly choked on my tea - the video is wonderful! I'm really eager to have the book, too.

puffthemagicrabbit said...

The video was fantastic, and I'm excited about reading all the blogs you linked, but did I read the first comment right- your stuff is officially at Loopy Ewe? Sorry other blogs, gotta go there first- you understand.

Donna said...

I'm really looking forward to the book ever since I got a look at the preview - it should be fun!