I’ve been remiss with blogging updates on Knit. Sock. Love. which has gotten many lovely reviews and mentions. Here are some excerpts.
From page 30 of the spring/summer 2011 issue of Vogue Knitting:
In this impressive volume, Cookie A doesn’t just dip her toe in publishing, she jumps feet first. A production of the highest order, Knit. Sock. Love. presents everything from the photography and the styling to the socks themselves thoughtfully and beautifully. … a book that not only illuminates Cookie A’s architectural understanding of socks but also kicks the art of knitwear pattern book up a notch.
I made the cover May 2011 issue of the UK-based Knit magazine! Ok, my name, not my patterns. On pages 28-29, there is an interview and lots of embarrassing photos of me. And there’s a review of the book on page 17.
Q: What made you publish your new book, Knit. Sock. Love.?
My answer: Knit. Sock. Love. is my ode to sock knitting. I wanted to compile some of my individual pattern into an inspirational coffee-table-type book that really showcased how beautiful hand-knitted socks can be if you put your mind to it. There are 12 previously published patterns and seven new ones, which I believe represent my design approach and spatially oriented sock philosophy. It differs from my previous book, Sock Innovation, in that it focuses more on the patterns than explicitly on the technique, but I utilise more advanced techniques on the patterns in Knit. Sock. Love. that explore going off the grid with more angular elements.
From page 10 of the July 2011 issue of Creative Knitting which should be in shops now:
The artistic photography, layout and design elements make Knit. Sock. Love. a must-have addition to any sock aficionado’s library.
Way back from the January 2011 issue of The Knitter, Knit. Sock. Love. was chosen as the issue’s top title for the reading list:
Cookie A has been captivated by the opportunities [socks] have to offer – and she presents her exceptional creations in Knit. Sock. Love. While they may look astonishingly complex, Cookie’s patterns are based on a few simple geometric principles. … All of the patterns introduce something a little different and will provide their own unique challenge. Those who’ve caught the sock-knitting bug will be delighted to find so many patterns to stretch their skills.
And for the most detailed review of all, check out Clara Parkes’ review at Knitter’s Review.
If you’ve got the book, there are two wonderfully supportive knit-along groups on Ravelry, each with over 1000 members working their way through all of the patterns in the book! Both groups have a great sense of camaraderie and prizes lined up throughout the year. Links to both groups: knit. sock. love. — a Cookie KAL and knit. sock. love.
If you don’t have the book, you can still order a signed copy.