Wow! :shock: I wish I'd seen that DVD before I gave my mom my amazon.com wish list.
Um, I bought The Knitter's Almanac and Knitting Without Tears on half.com. They are both awesome. Knitter's Almanac has the mocassin socks. I've read the chapter - I can envision knitting them as she writes the pattern out in this amazing way...then there are "pithy" directions afterward. She makes it so you feel empowered to alter, play, "unvent" as she says. She sprinkles everything with writing about her life and it's just all really hysterically funny and witty and sharp.
I'm currently knitting December from the almanac and hope, in fact, to knit each month till I get back to December! December is a Wishbone Sweater in hugely thick (2.5 st/in) yarn...I'm using Brown Sheep Burly Spun. It is for dh.