Sunday, July 10, 2011

Knitting on the Road

Knitting on the Road: Sock Patterns for the Traveling Knitter by Nancy Bush

Knitting while traveling is an interesting concept. When traveling, you have a lot of time which could be perfect for knitting. But if you're stuck on a plane, you don't want long needles that would have you poking your neighbor. You don't want a pattern so complex that you cannot continue with everything in your lap. When I saw this book on the library shelf, I was immediately intrigued. I might prefer a book that has more than sock patterns, but this certainly fits in a much needed niche.

The 17 sock patterns in this book are designed so you can get into the rhythm of the patterns, and therefore it is difficult to loose your place. The book contains an introduction to sock knitting, more than just standard knitting instructions. This spiral bound book has clear images and very organized patterns (you can see all of the instructions on one page without needing to flip back and forth.)

Good job, Ms. Bush!