I just bought a sock book (sock addict me) by Priscilla Gibson Roberts. This lady is apparently a huge fan of "eastern knitting" (combined). This style of knitting is used in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia! That's why it makes me so curious. It's like there's a world of knitters and knitting techniques to be potentially discovered! :D
If you look up some of the ethnic sock pattern books on amazon, the images of Turkish socks and Eastern European socks are just awesome!!! Look at this:
It's not everyone's cup of tea,
but I just think it's beautiful. :D I'm not sure how you would wear a sock like that, but wow, it's a gorgeous piece of artwork!
Hence my newfound fascination with this style of knitting. :D