It's cool enough to get free knitting books in the mail - but then when you discover that you're in them...
These two arrived this week. The Joy of Sox is a rather tongue in cheek twist to sock knitting...
My contribution is the Peek-a-boo Pedicure sock. An improvement on some popular pedicure socks in that they have a little thong, so they actually stay in place.
And then there's "It's in the Bag", a book on travel knitting. The idea behind this book is projects that are suitable for travel - both in terms of portability, but also results that are travel-friendly.
My European Tour set has everything you need for a trip around Europe - a jaunty scarf, because you need a scarf to fit in; a vest/tank top for the all-important layering; and a pair of ankle socks for keeping your feet warm on the plane.
It's in the Bag features my giant-green-plastic-cable-needle-in-the-cleavage-at-Heathrow anecdote. All I'm going to say is that it did explain the very funny look I got from the passport inspector.
Both books have some fun projects - have a look next time you're browsing in your favourite book source.