Thursday, April 23, 2009
Completed Sam socks in Sundara Sock Yarn in Deadly Nightshade. They are delicious to wear and the pattern was very pleasant to knit.
It's interesting how I'm more prone to make mistakes on the second sock than the first. It's probably because I get cocky and think I've memorized the 24 row pattern with multiple jogs - yeah right! The second sock took a little longer than the first due to distraction with family, weather, classes and multiple ripping back which is not the easiest to do with slick-ish yarn and multitudes of cables.
I know it's a pathetic picture. I snapped it really fast after the attempts of a certain four year to take pictures miserably failed. New hair cut, new color with new bangs. I decided that bangs were cheaper than Botox as it appears that with each child I have developed a deep furrow on my brow (four to be exact). Some appearing so deep that I've considered planting potatoes in them. Hopefully the bangs will help.
Do you recognize any of these socks? Yes, they are the ones from Cat Bordhi's book - New Pathways.
Here's a very poor picture of Cat and I with one of THE socks at a class I took with her on Saturday. Her class was wonderful. I love teachers that don't hold anything back. They love teaching and sharing all they can with their students. I have had classes with some teachers who seem very guarded that they are giving too much away. Cat is a very generous teacher and loves to empower her students to take what she has given them and improve upon it.
I would highly recommend taking a class with her if you ever get the chance.
Now, what should I knit on next? I think I have an idea of what I'd like to cast on, but I have those pesky UFO's who keep calling out to me - they're so rude. Can't they tell I'm trying to ignore them?!
Also, am strongly considering taking up weaving. Spinning just doesn't have the appeal to me, but weaving is definitely on my mind lately and I have been doing some research. I don't think going to the Leigh Yawkey Museum and seeing Chiluly's collection of Trade Blankets helped tame the weaving bug from trying to take hold. Any suggestions for starting?