First: Wow! Thank you for all the inspiring comments on my food and cooking rut. I really appreciate it, please keep them coming and next week I’ll announce the winner of my laid-back-not-really-a-contest-contest. I’ll probably just write out all the names on scrap paper and see if the kitten will help me choose. Winner and I will chat about what they’ll get. Either some yarn, something already made, or well, we’ll figure it out. It’s a really laid back not-a-contest-contest though. I don’t even have proper entry dates and stuff and I probably won’t edit the rut post to explain about it. (ok, on second thought I will tonight. It’s only fair)
Back to our kitten, despite being clothed with many nicknames, we have yet to figure out his “real” name. Also. He likes hand knit socks and slippers. He borrowed one of my slippers and dragged it to his safe place under the bed where neither E nor I can reach. He also borrowed one of my Pomatomus and I’ve not yet found where he’s hidden it. This kitty is good at hide and seek!
Today, however, I’ll write about another pair of socks. They look plain and simple now, but they are a fun adventure thanks to the brilliance of Cat Bordhi and her new book Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters. I love Cat’s mind and how it thinks. I’d love to share some tea with her one day and learn more from her. I like her methods. This particular system is great if you knit a lot of socks with your favourite sock yarn for the same feet (that you’ve at least once had easy access to) but fails if you want to surprise a friend in say Nashville who has narrow feet with a pair of socks. I do think this method is new and I like it. I like that it is easy to make similar sized socks again and again, without fussing with measuring each time. I have a simple tracing that works well. I see more socks once again in my future and am relaxed that I don’t need to think too much about them — I can just take pleasure in the knitting. And since i can get two pairs from one ball of Sock-Ease, what’s not to love?
Now, I didn’t follow her instructions exactly. Is anyone surprised? I read a few notes in Ravelry that the heel was often loose, so I preemptively started a bit earlier in the decreases and it fits like a charm. I find the leg perfect and it just is an awesome sock.
Pattern: Discovery Sock by Cat Bordhi from Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters
Ravelry project page
Yarn: Lion Brand Sock-Ease in Taffy
Needles: 2.0mm circulars
CO: October 25 2009
BO: November 13 2009