Friday, April 14, 2006

Friendly Socks: New Book Sneak Preview!
Well, the word is out. I have joined with a group of other sock knitters and we will be publishing a book of patterns to be called Friendly Socks. You can learn more about it by going HERE or by clicking on the Sirius Knitting Publications button to the right. Scroll down to Laura's Sunday, April 2, entry.

You may recognize some of the names involved: Laura Andersson, Debra Barker, Debra Chinn, Bonnie Franz, Susan Lawrence, Judy Rice, Nancy Wild, and Becky Yoder (that's me). We're all fairly active members of various online knitting groups, and all have published sock patterns.
Friendly Socks will have a variety of sock patterns, tips, tricks and techniques to encourage the beginning sock knitter and challenge the experienced one.

The sock shown is called "City Hearts" and has a panel of hearts accented by tiny beads running up each side of the leg. This is one of my designs that will be in the book. Other previews to come: check back later! Three years ago, when I first learned to knit socks, I would not have dreamed that I would be publishing my own patterns one day.

In other news, my Haley's Roses pattern is done at last. You can click on the link or hit the "BusyBee Designs" button in the sidebar to buy the pattern or to learn about my great-niece Haley and the terrible disease that ended her life. All the proceeds from the sale of the pattern will be donated to Lunch for Life, an organization that raises money for neuroblastoma research. You'll find links at the BusyBee Designs blog.

That's all for now, folks. Have a great day!


ChelleC said...


Congratulations on the upcoming sock book! You are a sock knitting and designer extraordinaire. And I bet your pleased to have a book coming out with your patterns in it. I recognize the names of several you mentioned as well. Can't wait to see the book. Chelle

Becky said...

Thanks, Chelle!
We're all very excited. All the work is being done via email and a Yahoo group, so I'll be excited to see the finished product, too.

laura said...

HI Becky,
i've bumped the book ad up to today, and added a paypal button.
i think i will move it to the top every week or so unless i can figure out how to cut/paste the code from blog site [it doesn't seem to want to let me.]