I was so excited that I nearly tripped over my own feet when I happened to see this book at Quilt Market several months ago. A handful of little critters were scattered around it and as soon as I picked one up I fell in love. They were soft, squishy, and totally adorable.
I begged a copy from the kind folks at C & T Publishing so I could tell you all about my great find.
Socks Appeal (GREAT NAME!) is written by Brenna Maloney. Where has she been all my life? I love the way she writes. Her “voice” makes this pattern book read like a letter from your best friend—who is really smart and can explain everything you need to know about making cool animals from socks.
In describing the types of socks to look for, Brenna doesn’t hold back. With regards to anklets she writes, ” I hold these in contempt; I really do. More on this later.” (Don’t you love it?)
About 2-toed socks she shares, “Okay, I really have no earthly idea what to do with this one. But don’t you think it’s cool?”
There are 16 odd little creatures to make from wild socks, and I must admit I have a large personal collection. I’m deciding which pair to sacrifice first, maybe the lone socks who survived the dryer but lost their sole mates.
Socks Appeal has lots of wonderful examples and Brenna invites you to inject your own creativity into each. Bring along your whimsy, a scoop of playfulness, and some smiles too. Enjoy!
Available someplace near you where books are sold, or at Amazon.com.