Today, I've got a treat for you that ought to put a smile on your face and get your toes a-tappin'. Especially if your toes happen to be wearing handknitted socks...
I'm kind of hesitant to spoil the fun for you by telling you anything about today's video before you see it. Except that...it stars twenty-one pairs of gorgeous handknit socks, and it's not a how-to video, and it's not a technique video. It's All About The Socks. I think the plot involves a pool table, and some dancing, and an action shot in front of a karate school....or something like that. (I may have been laughing too hard to see clearly at that point.) It's about time some pretty handknit socks got a movie of their own, don't you think?
Anyway, just trust me on this one. Click the photo below to view the video, and then sit back and, well. Don't be drinking any hot liquids while you're watching it. (Don't say I didn't warn you.)
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About The Stars of Our Show!
The stars of this movie are no ordinary socks, you understand. These are 21 pairs of handknit socks, each pair knit from handpainted yarns. These socks are new, never-before-seen sock designs, from nineteen designers like Veronik Avery, Lorna Miser, Chrissy Gardiner, Ann Budd, Nancy Bush, Patricia Gibson-Roberts, Charlene Schurch...you know. All the Sock Greats.
Where can you find these beautiful sock patterns? In our brand-new, just-out-today book Knitting Socks With Handpainted Yarn, by Carol Sulcoski. Not only are there patterns, there is also a ton of great information from Carol about how to make best use of all those gorgeous handpainted yarns we all drool over in the shops. She tells us what to look for in a yarn, and how to make sure you get pretty results and not weird results like pooling or strange stripes--in any kind of project, not just in knitted socks!
Check your local yarn shop to see if they have a copy you can get your hands on right away, or order a copy online from us.
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Sandi Wiseheart is the editor of Knitting Daily.
What's on Sandi's needles this week? Still knitting away on the Leaf and Nupp Shawl from Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush. 17 out of the 21 repeats I want for the center section are now completed; then I have the four-sided border to do. What do you think? Can I finish this scarf in time for Christmas? (My mom reads this. Everyone say "Yes, of course you can finish by Christmas!" very loudly.)