Sunday, September 30, 2007

Cat Bordhi

I just received my copy & spend a day reading it & going through all the new architectures for sock knitting - this book is really fancy & fascinating !

Can you see those little stitch markers on the top left corner of the book? They are the alphabet stitch markers that are needed for knitting the socks in the book. I immediately order some from Hide And Sheep but I just could not wait for them to arrive as I was dying to try some of the new toe construction. So I went out & bought some alphabet beads & got my daughter, Lynette to make them into stitch markers - they are the ones on the book.


......here's a close-up shot but sorry for the blurry picture (this happens whenever I tried to take a close-up shot) but aren't they cute & I could use them instantly. I cast on the Whirlpool Toe & it looked great! I can't wait to start knitting one of the new architectures in the book - so many & they all looked grogeous.
School holidays just started here & I am leaving on Monday morning for a beach resort south of Perth - it's about 3 hours drive so that's premium knitting time. I am bringing along 3 new sock projects as tomorrow is the start of Southern Summer of Socks KAL!
Another bit of exciting news - I just got my invite to Ravelry! That's 1 more thing to do & organise - will have to work on it later!

12 comments:

Sam said...

The book sounds fascinating. Enjoy your holiday knitting Ann!

Rose Red said...

I haven't seen this book but am very excited to read about it and see your socks!

2paw said...

Wow, the patterns must be complicated to need mettered stitch markers, so excellent work on your part to make it all work!!! Clever daughter too. Have a great holiday and I will watch out for you on The Ravelry!!

Theresa said...

The stitch markers are cute. But how complicated are the socks? Good luck!

del said...

I hope you have a great time on holiday! The stitch markers are adorable. And look me up on Ravelry--I'm cozysplace. Glad you're in!

Lisa said...

Looks like someone is in sock knitting fever. Love the stitch markers.

Find me on ravelry - lisafarm!

tiennieknits said...

Yay! Now you're ready for Southern Summer of Socks and Socktoberfest! Yay also for Ravelry! What's you're user name there?

Knitty-Bitty said...

you have to give me your raverly user id soon!! hehe. anyway, have fun during the school holz and i'll see you soon ^_^

Rebecca said...

Hmmmmmmm.....now I really do have to get the book JUST so I can see why one needs alphabet stitch markers.....

Dipsy Doodle said...

This book sounds totally interesting - and my, I *so* love the stitch markers, they're totally cute! Now I sure can't wait to see the first socks you're going to make!

alltangledup said...

i hear that this is a great book with masses of techniques... so your summer of socks sounds both fun and educational

Roseann said...

Lynette's stitch markers are so cute! I'm glad you like the book. I got into Ravelry, too. It looks like it will be something special once I get some info entered. Please be sure to tell us how to find you.