Socks for Stephencomments (49) July 11th, 2012
So, if you are a knitter, chances are you've already heard of the Ravelry group: Socks for Stephen. But if you haven't, you can read all about the controversy started by the U.S. Olympic Committee here.
When we heard about it here at Taunton, we thought, "Let's break out our sock books and get knitting!" We have two great titles, Socktopus by Alice Yu and Big Book of Socks by Kathleen Taylor. Hmm, I wonder which pattern we should pick to make in a size 11? The "2luvcrew" pattern from p. 77 of Socktopus seems like it would be perfect for Stephen.
Or perhaps the red, white, and blue "Jester" sock from p. 70 of the Big Book of Socks would be more appropriate? Then again, maybe he should get both!
We'll be watching to see how it plays out. Meanwhile, if you make some socks to send to Stephen, post a picture to our gallery. We'd love to see your work!
YOU COULD WIN THIS BOOK: Do you want to win a copy of one of these books? Leave a comment letting us know which book you would prefer to win and why, and you'll be entered into our drawing for a copy of either Big Book of Socks or Socktopus. Just leave your comment prior to the deadline--11:59 pm EST, Tuesday, July 31. The winner will be randomly selected and announced during the week of August 6. The winner will also be notified via email.
Kathleen Taylor has more than 30 years of knitwear design experience and is the bestselling author of I [Heart] Felt and Knit One, Felt Too, and Fearless Fair Isle Knitting. Check out her blog Kathleen Taylor's Dakota Dreams.
Alice Yu is a renowned sock designer who started Socktopus as a sock club and hand-painted yarn shop. It grew to become Socktopus sock yarns, the Knit Love sock club, and the co-sponsor for Knit Nation-London's summer knitting and spinning exhibition.
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