Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Oregon Sneak Peek!

I used to live in oregon - during my postdoctoral days at Oregon Graduate Center, which became Oregon Graduate Institute, which merged with Oregon Health Sciences University, and now is about to be "submerged" and defunct.
Anyway, we lived first in Beaverton [home of Nike] and Hillsboro and it was glorious. this was '82 to '90. more rainbows in a month than many places have in years, and the world's best "eating"....

Cindy Peek is the designer for the Oregon sock ... it's being knit in DK Panda Silk, and here's a

Monday, February 23, 2009


These are preliminary scans of the "Okie-bug" design for Oklahoma, by Jan Miraglio whose blog is Caffinna

Can you hear the musical theme?

Pretty Baby

I don't know the design name for these socks yet, but they're for a sweet baby girl and the State of Georgia.
lovely summery cotton socks.... by KyleAnn W knittingwithkyleann

Hiking anyone?

This lovely,
er um "handsome" man's sock is a hiking sock for Pennsylvania.

It's another from the super-fast (circs only, thank you Ma'am) needles of KyleAnn W

are you getting excited about "50 Socks - 50 States" yet??

blessings, :L

dessert anyone??

Isn't this a beauty? It's called "banana cream pie" and was designed by KyleAnn Williams KnittingwithKyleann for West Virginia.
Wonderful story about family, and **cross fingers ** a recipe in the sock book too!

Update 1: "50 Socks - 50 States"

More about the book:

when you get the 50 States - 50 Socks book, you will discover a BONUS ....

we also included Canada & Mexico, as well as Puerto Rico & Guam and a "secret sock" too!

you'll have to see when you see the book!

Today's Sneak Peek is from Helen Pope "Needledancer". Her blog is Shadowdancer
This is the Illinois Prairie State Sock

Sunday, February 22, 2009

50 Socks - 50 States

Michigan Two-Season Boot Socks by Terry L Ross TerryRossDesigns
Leta's & Susannah's Amish quilt socks [one in fingering - one dk] designed by Becky Yoder SunnybookYarns and expertly knit by Samantha F.

Wonderful new design Kaleidoscope Socks by Radka Chamberlain - you can see more of her spectacular knitting here Radka-Knits.

Hi folks,
Exciting News!
Here are just a few of the socks that will be featured in our forthcoming book"50 Socks - 50 States".
This huge multi-sock, multi-designer book will be released ONLY on CD, with previews at the June TNNA show.
The Publisher, Dr. Laura Andersson of Sirius Knitting Publications is collaborating with Susan Druding & Crystal Palace Yarns, who will also be distributors.
"50 Socks - 50 States" is Volume 3 of the "Friendly Socks" series of books, which are multi-designer compilations - bet you will find some of your fave on-line designers here!
The CD will include sock designs that cover the full gamut of imaginative sock fun
ribbing, beading, cables, cuffs, fair isle, intarsia, and lace
with novel sock construction, directions for socks including top-down, toe-up, double-pointed needles & both 1- & 2-circs
diverse sizes too! socks for infants, babies, toddlers, children, teens, women, & men as well as at least one holiday stocking!
You will SOON be able to find more pictures and details at and
>, as well as on and here on my own blog.
The CD-only release will run $19.95 (plus shipping, where applicable) and can be obtained from many yarn shops
We'll keep you posted!
ps, DrLaura will be going on a "blog tour" shortly - as she's just been invited for a blog interview with Terry Ross at - let us know if you want to play too!