Thumping my drum yet again.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

"Ladies and Gentlemen! Step right up and take a look see here... Coming to a yarnshop and bookstore near you... "Think Outside the Sox" - the Book. Including a pattern by our very own Joe-in Wyoming."

Yep, it is finally out. I saw a copy at my LYS on Saturday and have to say XRX/Knitter's did my scribbles proud, making a very readable pattern and charts out of what I put down in way too many words. I hope you can see a copy and get more of an idea of what I set out to accomplish with the design. I figured it to be a harder pattern but they rate it as 'Easy+' which is actually right on, once I thought about it. [After all, I did all the sweating - and swearing - beforehand.]

I was disappointed they didn't include biographical data for the contributors but remembered they didn't ask for any. Same for any comments as to what led to the design and/or features. Oh well, minor quibbles.

Who knows? Maybe you may want to try a pair? Anyhow, take care.

Comments

Kerry's picture

Congratulations Joe, great

Congratulations Joe, great eye-catching cover.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks, Kerry. The designs

Thanks, Kerry. The designs run a wide range of styles, methods of construction, and skill levels. I think there will be a lot to learn from the various socks, even if one chooses not to knit up every pair. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

chipsir's picture

Oh Joe, I am so excited for

Oh Joe, I am so excited for you, I am going to add one more book to my retirement stash!!!
Gotta have, just gotta have it!!!!!! You do us all proudly. Thanks for overcoming your modesty and sharing the news.
Hugzzzzz Dennis

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks ever so much, Dennis.

Thanks ever so much, Dennis. I feel honored that you [and other MWKers] are buying the book just because my design is in it. It isn't a fancy pattern but I hope people like it and consider it one they'd like to use often. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

TheKnittingMill's picture

CONGRATULATIONS Joe!!! How

CONGRATULATIONS Joe!!! How exciting! I'm going to Amazon right now. I'm so glad you shared your good news with us!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thank you, Mill. I hope you

Thank you, Mill. I hope you like my pattern and the others that are in the book. I got my socks back today - along with my copies of the book - but haven't had more than a peek-see at the entire volume. --Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

ronhuber's picture

Congratulations, Joe. We

Congratulations, Joe. We are all very proud of you. You know - it gives all of us a good name.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thank you very much. --

Thank you very much. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Bill's picture

How exciting! ...and it's on

How exciting!
...and it's on amazon...
http://www.amazon.com/Think-Outside-Sox-Patterns-Knitters/dp/1933064188/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272933331&sr=8-1

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks, Bill. I have to say

Thanks, Bill. I have to say that my modesty almost prevented me from even mentioning it. However, luckily, it didn't. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Bill's picture

Joe, I remember seeing some

Joe, I remember seeing some of the socks last year at Stitches West...wonderful exhibit!
I just received "Teach yourself visually how to knit socks" from amazon today...so I'll have to wait a few days before I buy your book...(grin)

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks, Bill. I'm glad you

Thanks, Bill. I'm glad you saw the exhibit. One of the still photos in Knitter's had a glimpse of my design...I thought [and hoped]. I was in awe of all those socks hanging together. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.