fine things.

There is almost nothing I love better than to get a book in the mail. In its first printing, if it’s out of print; new or used–it doesn’t really matter. And if it’s a knitting book … Well, let us just say that there might be a tiny bit more enthusiasm. I also must make … More fine things.


Socktopus by Alice Yu is a delightful sock book with 17 original patterns. From the introduction to the first chapter on sock yarn and onto the patterns, Ms. Yu’s witty word entertain and inform; a surprising feat for a non-fiction reference book. Very often, designers tend to fall back on set structures, especially when creating … More socktopus.