Sockupied Spring 2012

by Joanna

The end of my Twitter bio states, "I also do bits and pieces at Interweave." I don't suppose I could have been more vague, could I? So I thought that I would share with you some of the things that I contributed to the most recent edition of Sockupied. In addition to working with the editor early on to brainstorm some concepts for the issue, I also wrote a few articles for this knitting eMag. 

In this issue, I review some absolutely stunning naturally dyed sock yarns, from the likes of A Verb For Keeping Warm, The Natural Dye Studio, and Swan's Island, to name a few. I never grow tired of exploring new yarns, especially ones that are crafted by hand like these are. I also included reviews of favorite knitting tools and notions from some of the designers who have patterns in this issue, such as Cat Bordhi, Deborah Newton, Donna Druchunas, and Lorilee Beltman. It was great to unlock a bit of their design style by hearing what they can't live without while developing a new pattern. (By the way, Lorilee's design, Our Paths Cross, which you see on the cover, has me diving into my sock yarn stash for the perfect colors. The argyles are worked in a vertical stranding technique, which I can't wait to try.)

Well, there you have it, a bit and a piece, for now. I have a lot of other things in the works, so there will be more soon!

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