Cat Bordhi just Tweeted a video trailer for her new sock book. This is the one where you knit a tube for the foot, closed at both ends, and then open up a row of live stitches to become the leg. Funky stuff, but an absolute 180 from her last sock book, which was very mathy.
Something I read months ago led me to believe that each foot is just plain stockinette, so all the socks in the book would only have pattern on the leg. I’m happy to see that’s not true! And also happy to see some bits of what seems to be colorwork in the socks. Having just made two types of heel myself, I’m really impressed by the close-ups of her arches and heels and how well they seem to fit.
I’m a big fan of Cat’s New Pathways book so I was planning to buy Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters regardless, but it’s nice to know that I’ll actually be interested in the content. In this video she says she’ll be making others to support the book, including one on cutting the foot open to make the leg. I just hope she explains how the heck you’d make a sock for a foot you don’t have right there available to be measured at every step of building the foot template.
In other news, I may possibly have ordered this Jordana Paige knitting bag. Oh, okay, I totally ordered it. Now I can tell Mom she’s off the hook for supporting me through a dreaded purse-shopping expedition next time she’s in town. Clothes shopping sometimes makes me cranky, shoe shopping usually does, but purse shopping? Worse than a root canal. At least the dentist gives you the happy gas.