While knitting these socks I signed up to test knit for Cookie A.'s new book. NEVER EVER thinking that I would be one of the chosen few, however I WAS! :) I was chosen to knit "Lissajous." And I'm making them for my friend Bernadette. Since we have to knit to the pattern and only have a week to do it in. So I'm using a 1.5 needle (which is what is called for) and I'm making them for a size 7.5 foot (much smaller than my size 11 boat feet!) I'm using a really pretty Louet Gems that I also bought as Knitty City. (OK so I went crazy, it was a birthday trip don't judge me!)
I'm not going to lie. Test knitting is harder than I thought it would be. I mean I literally couldn't figure out how many stitches to cast on! lol But I've got some great support from the other knitters and Cookie herself (is it wrong that I want to bow to her greatness and beg her to come to String Thing Shop?!?!?) have been a great help! I'm worried about not finishing in time because let me tell you this is a CRAZY cabled sock! and it was a holiday weekend! But I've got 20 rows left till the leg is done and I can start the heel. So fingers crossed I don't let anyone down!
Even though I generally don't like to knit cabled socks (Lazy!) these are coming out great. The yarn isn't something I'm likely to buy again, it is a little hairy for me. (Does that make sense?!) But wow the affect on the sock! I can't wait to give them to Bern for Christmas. I just wish I didn't have to wait so long!
Update on the shawl I'm working on. Beading is a very SLOW process. Mostly because I can only work on it when I'm at home in front of my computer. But its moving. Actually i'm lying it is sitting in its bag waiting for me to finish the cookie sock. I can't work on anything till thats done! (I will be a good girl! No matter how hard it is on me!)