Forgetful, Part 1

I can’t believe I kept forgetting to post about this! I can now share the secret knitting project mentioned in this post.

Cookie A socks

I was lucky enough to be one of the sample knitters for Cookie A’s new sock book (Sock Innovation)! It was a terrific experience, if a bit stressful, because we were unlucky in that the skein of yarn we were given turned out to be short in yardage. I had to frog and reknit the toes a few times in order to use up as much as possible (I think there was less than 1 yard left in the end) without making the feet unreasonably short. Because of the skimpy yardage, I also knit the heel flaps to be 2.25" long—the absolute minimum—whereas 2.5" would’ve been ideal.

Cookie A Socks

But in the end, it all worked out! The socks look wonderful. I was a bit anxious; even though the socks were to spec with respect to gauge and size, what if they looked awful on the model or fit strangely? So it was a relief to see the pictures and how amazing they look on the model’s feet! I loved the color as soon as I saw it! (The yarn is Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Magenta.)

Cookie A Socks

I was unable to get a good finished photo before sending them off to Cookie, but you can see a preview photo on the book page (it’s the first one after the cover photo). The design is called Devon. Another good photo is available in today’s Knitting Daily post.

Thanks so much for the awesome opportunity, Cookie A, I had fun! :)


Pattern:Sock #4 Devon” by Cookie A, Sock Innovation Size: Women’s Medium Yarn: Mountain Colors Bearfoot, Magenta, entire skein (84 g) Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Crystal Palace bamboo DPNS Started: May 4, 2008 Completed: May 14, 2008 (Ravel this project!)

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7 Responses to “Forgetful, Part 1”

  1. beth Says:
    March 23rd, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    All I can say is “wow!”

  2. Sydney Says:
    March 23rd, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Beautiful socks and yarn! With less than one yard left at the end, no wonder it was stressful.

  3. Chris Says:
    March 23rd, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Very cool! And I LOVE that pattern.

  4. Dave Says:
    March 23rd, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    What a great experience — lucky you!! But yeah, stressful. Yikes. What a cool pattern!!

  5. Guinifer Says:
    March 24th, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Great sock! I am waiting patiently for my pre-ordered copy.

  6. Rina Says:
    March 24th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Yeah.. I would be stressful if I don’t have enough yardage. Just like what I’m experiencing now. If you spin maybe you understand. This question pops up all the time.

    Very cool socks! This must be one of those moments you won’t forget to be chosen as one of Cookie A’s sample knitters :)

  7. opal Says:
    March 25th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    you were a test knitter for cookie a.? how cool is that? the socks look fantastic! can’t wait to get the book now.

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