Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cat Bordhi

Back in November of 2010 I started a project. I decided to knit my way through Cat Bordhi's book "Persomal Footprints." I managed to knit a few pairs, then I got involved in other things and it fell by the wayside. I have decided to pick it up again and continue. Here is what I posted at the beginning on my Looking Glass Moon blog.  
I was reading Julie Powell's book Julie & Julia, about how she cooked her way through Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" and I decided to try to knit my way through Cat Bordhi's book, "Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters."  I gave much thought to whose book I should choose, and finally decided on Cat's because I think she is such an innovative knitter.  So I rushed out and purchased the yarn for the first pair of socks in the book, Purlicue, the yarn is Crystal Palace Mini Mochi (80% merino, 20% nylon, 50 gr/195 yds) 2 balls in color 107, knit on size (2.25mm) needles. I discovered a wonderful yarn shop not far from me, lucky me.  The first pair of socks look fairly easy and since I have already knitted a discovery pair, this one should be a breeze.

I will post my progress as I knit the socks, along with pictures. If anyone would like to join me in this venture, you are most welcome. I thought I would try for a pair of socks a month, but that may be too ambitious, I'll have to see how it goes. I am trying to get back to designing and making my teddy bears and dolls. I am thinking of opening an etsy store, I always sold on e-bay, but maybe it is time for something new.
And here is the first pair of socks I knit
 And this is the finished first pair.
And this is the second pair.

They were knit with Fleece Artist Woolie Silk 2-ply (65% wool, 35% silk) Dandelion, 1 Skein, knit on size 3 needles. So far I have followed Cat's choice of yarn and color. They were easy and quick.  The ribbing was a knit 2, purl 1 pattern.

And this is where I stopped, so I am going to pick up where I left off and see if I can finish what I started.  If you would like to read more about the start of this project, you can go to my Looking glass Moon blog and read about them on the November 2010 postings.

My next pair, number three will be "Inlaid Pennants." I will post my progress as I work my way through the book.


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