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AnotherBecca
04-21-2007, 07:28 PM
I'm going on vacation in May. I'll have about 19-20 hours in planes & airports (one way!) and will spend the majority of my week poolside. I know that socks can be a great travel project.

I've knit one pair of socks with ML, and half a pair of cabled footies. So, even though I'm determined to knit something fabulous, I need a book with relatively beginner/intermediate (but still fabulous!!) patterns.

I'd prefer texture-work rather than color-work (don't want to carry a zillion balls of yarn).

Since I'm traveling by myself, I have to carry all my own bags--so please recommend books that are more "portable", not a huge mother-of-all-sock books. You know, something that is light weight and can easily be shoved into my carry-on.

Thanks!

Yarn Doc
04-22-2007, 12:04 AM
Both Sensational Knitted Socks and More Sensational Knitted Socks sound like they fit the bill. I took mine to Kinkos as soon as I bought them - they cut off the spine and put on a nice spiral binding. The books really like to flop shut, and it was SO annoying. It only cost $5 or so to get them each done, and it was worth EVERY penny!

Shandeh
04-22-2007, 06:03 PM
I like the patterns and the portability of the Vogue Knitting on the Go Books. You can hold the book in one hand.

Vogue Knitting on the Go: Socks Two (http://www.amazon.com/Vogue-Knitting-Go-Socks-Two/dp/1931543143)

Vogue Knitting on the Go: Weekend Knits (http://www.amazon.com/Weekend-Knits-Vogue-Knitting-Go/dp/1931543232/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/002-9228753-7680840?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1177279153&sr=1-2)

MORE Knitting on the Go Books (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b/002-9228753-7680840?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=vogue+knitting+on+the+go&Go.x=11&Go.y=9)

Andrea
04-22-2007, 07:41 PM
Both Sensational Knitted Socks and More Sensational Knitted Socks sound like they fit the bill. I took mine to Kinkos as soon as I bought them - they cut off the spine and put on a nice spiral binding. The books really like to flop shut, and it was SO annoying. It only cost $5 or so to get them each done, and it was worth EVERY penny!
What a fantastic idea!! I think I'll do the same!!! I never thought of that! :cheering:

Thanks! :heart:

KathyinCali
04-24-2007, 01:49 PM
I would find several patterns you may want to try then copy them. That way they won't get messed up by the pool and you can fold them. Much more portable and you can even copy them in color. (That's what I do). Happy travels :)