Sock obsession (2) and sensational reading

Finished sock pair number 3 last night and wearing them today.

20160521-151021.jpgand I even managed to get them striping in the same place! All planned of course!! (Actually, No idea how I achieved that).

Next up, a new pattern with this yarn

20160521-151149.jpg(pattern from ravelry) Wish me luck!

I bought a copy of this book today from Sewn and Quilted. The first book by Marg Sampson George (aka she of “MSG” fame).

20160521-151425.jpgRead it from cover to cover this afternoon. It is one of The Best Books I’ve had the pleasure of reading for a long time. Not only are there lots of Marg’s gorgeous quilts but also tonnes of practical information, clever ideas, sensible advice and perspicacious insights. As Molly Meldrum used to say, “Do yourself a favour” and get yourself a copy. If you buy one book this year, make it this one. Congratulations Marg, I can see this as a book I’ll return to again and again.

Have a fabulous weekend, dear peeps.

Much love
Meredithe x

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17 Responses to Sock obsession (2) and sensational reading

  1. Love those socks! And the matching is spot on.

  2. the creative heifer says:

    Gorgeous stripy socks and with a perfect match. I would love to attempt to knit some socks. … can I ask what pattern you used for them and if you think it would be any good for a beginner? I think it must be so brilliant to be wearing wonderfully vibrant socks thar you have knit yourself 😁😁❤💙💚💛💜

  3. A. Bouwman says:

    The socks are lovely, and the book is great, I’ve also bought it and read it for cover to cover and I agree with you I’ll return to this book often.

  4. What lovely socks – cheering every time you see them!

  5. Cécile says:

    I love your new socks and this book is perfect for you !
    Have a wonderful weekend !

  6. Sue Whitburn says:

    Saw this book today as well & was sorely tempted!!- may have to go back & get a copy!! 😊

  7. Karen Goad says:

    love your socks!! that book looks great will keep an eye out for it

  8. Carrolyn v says:

    I keep fighting the urge to buy the new quiltmania books…….always so wonderful! I think your review has made my self control button inoperative! Lovely socks! You are so talented!

  9. Judy says:

    I hope you have the “sock drawer” ready, you are definitely on a roll. Seems like a perfectly wonderful obsession to me! Will be looking for MSG’s new book, thank you for the heads up.

  10. Carole Minihan says:

    Oh i love the socks, such a clever girl. Margs book looks good do you remember hosw much it was.

  11. Susan says:

    Love your new socks. Thanks for the review, I’m thinking about buying Margs book too but its hard when I can’t have a quick flick through first! Does it have the hare race pattern?

  12. robin harper says:

    Love your blog. and your soxs. Thanks for the review of MSG’S book. I am one of the lucky ones and go to her classes once month. She is the most inspiring teacher I have ever had and a lovely lady to boot. Speaking of inspiration, I also get a lot from your work. regards Robin

  13. FABULOUS socks!! I will have to check out the book ….. I have just ordered the new Sue Spargo!

  14. Pip says:

    Those socks are gorgeous, looking forward to seeing how that new yarn knits up for your next pair of socks. I’ll have to add the MSG book to my shopping list for the Sydney show.

  15. Ruth says:

    Your stripes matching is impressive. Such satisfaction in sporting a freshly knit pair of socks! Not sure how it happens, catching the sock making bug, but I’ve caught it, too!

  16. Ruth says:

    Forgive me, as I know it’s against protocol and good blog etiquette to promote one’s own blog on another bloggers post in the comments but I wanted to share my post with my poem and photo, A Handknit Sock. https://rutheh.com/2016/04/27/the-satisfaction-of-sock-knitting/
    Thank you. Ruth in Pittsburgh

  17. Lucy says:

    Loving your next pair of socks and that book looks beautiful xxx

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