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Knitting on the Road Spiral-bound – June 1, 2001
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Small, portable, and with enough variety in the knitting to keep them interesting, socks are ideal projects for the traveling knitter. Bush (Folk Socks, Folk Knitting in Estonia) is a well-known teacher and researcher in the area of ethnic knitting. This is a collection of 18 projects inspired by her travels in the United States and abroad. Understanding that the traveling knitter may not have on hand the yarn recommended in a pattern, she includes a dandy table of all popular sock yarns with information on each that makes it easy to substitute yarns. Each project includes complete instructions, charts, and full-page illustrations all packed into a sturdy, covered-spiral binding. For all popular knitting collections.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Nancy Bush teaches workshops for guilds, shops, and at conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and Northern Europe. She is the author of Folk Socks, Folk Knitting in Estonia, Knitting on the Road, Knitting Vintage Socks, and Knitted Lace of Estonia. Nancy lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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First off the title is very misleading. It should read Sock patterns FROM a traveling knitter. While the socks themselves are beautiful, I can't see anyone being able to knit these in a crowded airport or airplane, let alone being able to do them in a car while riding along a bumpy road. Unless of course you're, well, Nancy Bush, who is a sock goddess. The casual everyday sock knitter will find this book a tad challenging. Could they do it? Yes, but it will take 100% focus and commitment. Not something that goes hand in hand with cars and planes.
Second - The size of the book is on the large size. Laid flat I'm not sure it would easily fit on a tray table on a plane and would certainly be challenging in a car. If anyone wants to tackle one of the patterns, I would suggest making a copy of it and taking that in your carry on. Stick the book in your checked bag for use at the hotel where you have more room to deal with it.
Third and last - It would have been nice to have at least 1, if not more, normal, straightforward patterns. With maybe helpful hints on how to get fancier if you wanted to. But most all of these are done off of charts. Ever try to read a chart on an airplane while the toddler behind you kicks your seat and screams the entire flight? Not an easy thing to do. Especially after you get a migraine from said toddler.
Like I said, the socks are beautiful, but not ones I would want to try on a plane or in a car.
All of a sudden I have an overwhelming urge to do some sock knitting. . .
For those of you who don't knit socks, these can be an addiction. Socks are a small, portable knitting project with many interesting design tasks (heels, toes, cuffs) that lend themselves to much creativity. And you end up with warm, comfy, custom fit footwear. ALL my socks are hand-knit because they are so wonderful to wear.
There's even a sock knitter's mail list, where members exchange patterns and helpful information on techniques and materials.
So whether if you fall into the "sock besotted" category, or aspire to knit socks, you won't go wrong with this book. It's specifically designed to fit into most handbags along with a sock project, has helpful tips, and is written by one of the BEST sock authorities, Nancy Bush. DON'T MISS IT!