I just received Toe Up 2-at-a-Time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes, a sock knitting book full of lovely sock knitting patterns that I styled last year. Once again I got to work with the wonderfully talented photographer, John Gruen. I am a knitter, and have been part of a stitch group for the past 7or so years. We try to meet once a week at a local cafe, though with our busy schedules sometimes weeks go by before we can get together. We are a varied group: a stage manager, a fine art restorer, a dentist (who makes the most finely detailed work), an artist -who makes knitted art installations, a physical therapist- who knits at an amazing rate, and a yarn company mgr.- with incredible knitting knowledge. In our group we have sock fanatics and people who swear they will never knit a sock ( I'm afraid I fall into the last category). But if I was going to knit socks I would use this book- the idea of being able to knit 2 socks at a time as well as the lovely patterns makes it all seem like a lovely idea. First though I must finish the 3 other projects I have going.
In the interest of full disclosure- the dog in the picture is my guy, Charlie.
Photo's by John Gruen