Sunday, July 27, 2008

Quest for Knowledge

When walking I often think things out and try to explore different viewpoints on life, it occurred to me to try the same perspective from my camera as well. The photo above was taken while standing under a tree at the Huntington Library - I thought the limbs resembles knitted lace (I have a fanciful imagination)

Here are a few of the books that I have recently purchased on my quest for knowledge. The books on socks I hope will really help me to understand sock construction so that I may begin designing my own socks for myself (as well as to share). The Nicky Epstein book on Signature Scarves was just too irrestible and has provided me with a new outlook on scarves, her designs are so beautiful that I no longer look at scarves as just a simple accessory - her scarves are inspired and beg to be knitted, displayed and cherished.
I just completed the Sweet Pea sock in Schafer Yarn's Anne, the pattern was such a pleasure to knit, just enough variation to make it interesting. The instructions provided by the designer are clear and easy to follow - even for a sock novice like me. The sock is flattering and feminine, I still can't believe how well home knitted socks fit, no bunching up! I hope to have the other sock knitted over the next few days as I can hardly wait to wear them.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Wow, the socks are beautiful. Socks are my thing... well at least that is all that I knit for myself. I'm too hot natured for anything else knitted.

Thanks for the message on my blog. It was fun having a contest. I'll have to do it again soon.

I need to add everyone to my read list.

Happy Knitting!