Monday, May 03, 2010

Starry-Eyed Knitting

Have you seen the interview with Cookie A., she of the fabulous and iconic sock designs, in the new KnitCircus, free and online?

The existence of knitting stars often surprises non-knitters. You know you've passed into Knitting Dweebdom when you'd (much) rather meet any knitting star than any movie star. I haven't yet had the chance to go to a knitting convention, as in Stitches Midwest or the upcoming mitten summit, both in Chicago. Online, it's been a thrill to bump into interactions with Norah Gaughan, Anne Hanson, Sivia Harding, and Jane Brocket. Has a chance conversation with a knitting star has happened to you? Leave a comment - I'd love to hear about it.

Back on earth and the Little 1950's Ranch House in the Big Woods, I'm knitting and knitting and knitting away on the big pink college afghan for my younger daughter.
It's getting to be time to decide on a border. I'm thinking crocheted border, something a little spiky and pointed, rather than rounded.

A pair of mansocks came off the needles on Saturday. These are something like the third pair of Nancy Bush's Conwy socks. It's a great unisex twining cable pattern knit without a cable needle, this time in Patons Stretch Socks (41% cotton, 39% wool, 13% nylon, 7% elastic). Tom likes the stretch in the sock and said, "These are the best-fitting ones yet." With that particular mix of fibers, the socks should wear well.

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