Wednesday, April 22, 2009

C is for Cookie

I got my signed copy of Cookie A's book today!

The pattern I sample knit for Cookie:

Lindsay (Rav link)
Hand Jive Nature's Palette in Walnut - 2 skeins
size 2.50 mm KP Harmony dpns

Love the pattern. Not as simple as her Monkey socks, but with the triangular shapes, it had that certain feel. It was actually a pretty quick knit for me despite doing k4togs & ssskp's on the KP Harmony's. I would've preferred my KP nickel-plated but I was aiming for pattern gauge. For my own pair, I will definitely go with my metal dpns.

My pic of the first sock I knit for her:

Pic of the other side of the sock:

I was jamming in the sock pair for her deadline, so I forgot to take a pic of both socks. But I did remember to take a pic of the latest pair I knit from her patterns, one I can share. I have one more I can share after May 1 and another pair I can share after her second book gets published. That's right. She's working on her second sock book. Woohoo!

Hedera socks
Fleece Artist merino wool in Lily Pond
size 2.50 mm KP nickel-plated dpns

Unintentional mod: Didn't move 1 stitch on each side of the instep for the gusset decreases thinking I didn't need to decrease as much. I was wrong. So my gusset doesn't look as pretty as the pattern.


IrishgirlieKnits said...

Love your Cookie socks!!! You did such a great job!! And I just love the Hederas too!!!

Isn't the book fabulous?!! Love it!

Lindsay said...

I spazzed out so bad when my Sock Innovation book came in. I haven't knit a pair from it yet but I'm already so excited that she's doing another one. I was thinking maybe I should do Lindsay first since that's my name, but I think I'm just going to stick to the KAL order over on the Ravelry group.

Zonda said...

How cool to see your sample knitting in print! Congrats!

knitso said...

I did the same thing - forgetting to move the stitch - but only on the 2nd sock. I actually like the look, consider it a design feature. Great socks, wonderful colour, that Lily Pond.

Menopausal Death Crone said...

Oooh you lucky girl. We passed an unsigned copy around knit night last night. I'm adding this to my library soon.

Beautiful work!

cupcakefaerie said...

Pretty socks. And I think it's awesome you're testing knitting for Cookie!