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