I'd like to unveil a working photo of one of my new designs called "Michigan Two-Season Boot Socks". This design will be featured in an upcoming book-- 50 Socks - 50 States. This huge multi-sock, multi-designer book will be released ONLY on CD, with special previews at the June TNNA show.
The publisher is Dr. Laura Andersson of Sirius Knitting Publications, also known as the Sock Guru of Crystal Palace Yarn. And not coincidentally, Laura is collaborating with Susan Druding of Crystal Palace Yarns, who will distribute the book.
50 Socks - 50 States is Volume 3 in the Friendly Socks series of books. If you aren't familiar with this series, it features multi-designer compilations and I know you will find some of your fave on-line designers within there. If you are familiar with these books, then you already know what a wealth of sock designs they contain.
The new CD will include sock designs covering the full gamut of imaginative sock fun including ribbing, beading, cables, cuffs, fair isle, intarsia, and lace. It will feature novel sock construction, directions for various sock knitting methods including top-down, toe-up, double-pointed needles, Magic Loop, and 2-circular needles. The designs encompass diverse sizes too! There are socks for babies, toddlers, children, teens, women, and men, as well as at least one holiday stocking!
Soon, you'll be able to find more pictures and details at the Crystal Palace Yarns Socks and More with CPY Blog, on Laura's blog, and on the Crystal Palace website. I'll keep you posted here on my blog as well as this project develops. Oh, and there just might be a blog tour as well! and you know I'll want it to make a stop here.
The CD-only release will run $19.95 (plus shipping, where applicable) and will be available at many yarn shops as well as directly from Dr. Laura.