Bon Jovi is my ALL TIME FAVORITE band. Bar none! I remember the first time I heard Bon Jovi on the radio... It was late 1983 and KMEL radio out of San Francisco was a rock station back then. (Who else remembers the inflatable camel they had at events?) I was driving the carpool to school one day in my 1966 Ford Mustang and the DJ announced a new song they were going to play from a boy band from New Jersey. Runaway was that song, and to the rest of the carpool's dismay I fell in love right then.
29 years later, they are still my favorite band. I can truly say that I have grown up with Bon Jovi. Each album they produce seems to always fit my life at the time they release it. Of course, I am a true fan and will always tell you that I love them all, but unlike most Bon Jovi fans, Jon Bon Jovi is not my favorite member of the band! David Bryan, the keyboard player is... and he has been since 1983-84. In 2008, I got to meet David Bryan in person and have my photo taken with him! A longtime dream finally fulfilled!
The Bad Name socks were designed with the lyrics of You Give Love a Bad Name (Slippery When Wet album) in mind. The color comes directly from "blood red nails on your fingertips" in the lyrics. The knee high style of socks with the cable running up the back give you that sexy look the song imparts.
For more information about Bon Jovi, visit their website at http://www.bonjovi.com.
20 Esc=4 inches
437 yards of Fingering weight
Karen Ratto Whooley is a Washington State-based knitwear designer. Her work has been published in various print and online publications including Interweave Crochet, Crochet Magazine and Inside ...
Karen Ratto Whooley is a Washington State-based knitwear designer. Her work has been published in various print and online publications including Interweave Crochet, Crochet Magazine and Inside Crochet.
She is the author of 8 books: Learn to Fair Isle Crochet (2012 Annies), Crochet Rocks Socks (2012 KRW Knitwear Studio) I Cant Believe Im Crocheting Socks (2011 Leisure Arts). Her other books include: Learn to Delta Lace Crochet (2011 Annies Attic) Fair Isle to Crochet (2010 Leisure Arts) Shower of Cables (2009 Leisure Arts), Savvy Single Crochet (2008 Annies Attic) and Top Down Sweaters to Crochet (2008 Annies Attic)
Karen teaches Knit and Crochet Classes worldwide with an emphasis on technique driven classes. She enjoys teaching at guilds around the country and shows such as the Knit and Crochet Show (the official show of TKGA and CGOA), and Stitches events.
In her spare time, Karen enjoys hanging out with her husband of 23 years, David and their teen-aged children. Karen loves NFL Football (you can also find her as @12thManKnitting on Twitter), rocking out to her favorite band, Bon Jovi, and enjoying the Pacific Northwest!
Want to find her on Ravelry? She is KRWKnitwear.