It would seem that I have been well and truly bitten by the sock knitting monkey and have spent most of this year knitting my way through Alice Yu's lovely book, Socktopus.
You will probably remember I joined her Sock Club at the end of last year and simply can't get enough of her designs. The book is beautifully photographed with a very modern feel and the instructions are very clear (although please note that errata is available for some of the patterns).
There's a KAL (knit-a-long) running alongside the book on Ravelry and so far I've managed to knit 10 out of the 11 pairs of socks and there are 6 more pairs left to knit. Here are some of the socks I've made over the last few months (when I should have been blogging!):
And finally Kwalla
Shur'tugal is a free pattern which you can download from Ravelry so if you haven't tried Alice's patterns yet there is a commitment free opportunity to do so!
I've learned lots of new techniques plus different kinds of cast ons and offs. It really is worth buying the book; you'll want to knit every one!