. . . . and guess who's holding it!
Yep – that's Cookie A. herself holding my Monkey sock in progress. I took two classes from her today and had a great time. She's so charming in person and just blows you away with her knitting skill. We got to see most of the Cookie A. socks and they are more gorgeous in person than in the photographs.
The first half of the class was on advanced cables. We cabled ribbing, garter stitch over seed stitch, plain over lace and the grand finale – cables over cables. I had seen other ways of cabling without a needle, but her method was much more "secure" and I think I will be using it. The second half was on bias knitting. I don't think I will be doing much designing with bias, but it was interesting to see the technique and geometry behind it. It was also a nice chance to get together with some knitting friends that I only see on occasions such as this.
Now off to finish this pair of Monkeys!