For me, crafting is a very organic process. At the heart of the crafting process is something that I like to call the “quickness” (I stole this from the movie the Highlander and if you are familiar you will understand my very nerdy reference). Sometimes the quickness happens when you see something new that causes your crafting heart to skip a beat or when you learn a new technique that unlocks the door of limitless possibilities. I live for this quickness---it spurs me on into manic sessions of crafting and ideas. I am junky and I hope that I never find a cure.
Cat Bordhi’s was my latest source of inspiration. I have known about Cat for a while and while I have been mesmerized by her patterns/ideas, I have never taken the plunge. I happened upon her You Tube videos and was instantly smitten (I finally GOT IT). Armed with her latest book, New Pathways for Sock Knitters, Book One, and her handy videos, I dove in. I have to say that Cat’s patterns are not super easy, but once I let go and submitted to every word, I realized that not only was Cat a Genius, but man she is a GENIUS. (how they heck do people get their minds to work like that?)
Normally, I would try to provide some details, but sadly I live with a little thief that loves scraps of paper (and cardboard, but that’s another post).
All I can tell you is that the yarn is Koigu KPPPM (two skeins) and I used Knit Picks needles (very pointy, great, and cheap).
Making these socks was not only a real treat, but also a great learning experience. I finally conquered knitting in the round with two circulars, the EZ stretchy bind off, and Judy Becker’s magic cast on and so much more (so many news skills in such a short time---it was mind boggling). This book is really fantastic. I am already planning future socks!
Here are a few more gratuitous pictures of my socks...