So the weekend before last I found myself with a whole day (Sunday) which, for the first time in a month, did not involve cleaning, tidying, packing or gardening. What looxury! I got up early and did some knitting and then I thought to myself “I really should do something with the rest of the day”. Clearly, something = knitting, but what?
And then I remembered that I had this book
and had been waiting for a nice stretch of uninterrupted time to read it and make one of the practice socks. I dug out some leftover sock yarn (Knittery Cashmere Merino in Midnight) and my dpns, and away I went.
I did the first sock (Little Sky Sock) on Sunday, and then the second one (Little Coriolis) during the week. (As an aside, on Sunday afternoon my husband came in to the loungeroom and we had this conversation:
Husby: why don’t we want one of those Jane Austen shows?
Me: ok, but we’ve only got one, Pride & Prejudice
Husby: no, I was thinking of that other one.
Me: you mean Jane Eyre?
Husby: yeah, that one.
Heh! Husby loves Jane Eyre
(the fabulous BBC version with lovely Toby Stephens as Mr Rochester.) (I love it too, clearly!)
I also love these Cat Bordhi techniques!! Little Sky (on the right) is top down with the “gusset” over the instep of the foot, and the heel flap on the bottom of the foot. Very clever! Little Coriolis (on the left – duh!) is knit toe-up (using figure 8 cast on, which I HATED) and the increases are done as you spiral up over the instep. They are just both so clever!
And such perfect practice for Southern Summer of Socks
! If you want to rejoin or sign up, head on over! It has started already (1 October) but this year we are going to be very casual, and for me, at least, the focus will be on new techniques (hello, Cat Bordhi!)