we had all the supplies at hand, including my favorite sock knitting book, nancy bush's folk socks. knitter boy is knitting socks .... i think that's fabulous! my first knitting project was a sweater, and his is socks. it's amazing the things we can do when we don't have someone to tell us that we can't or shouldn't.
because i constantly rave about a tubular cast on for my socks, corbett wanted to try it out. all the yellow is the provisional cast on. we were following the directions outlined in lucy neatby's cool socks warm feet.
this is the second pair of socks he has completed. the yarn is queensland collection's kathmandu dk, a mix of merino, silk, and cashmere. i get frequent phone calls from corbett, asking about gauge and yarns and books. i can talk endlessly about such things. inspiration works both ways, as he even has me considering crocheting with black cotton! it's hard to resist when you see something like this ...
i don't know where this beauty is from, but this is what corbett had to say about it ...
I've seen this in person.
It's black and really really cool.
I wonder what happens when you felt crocheted coasters....
it was a great visit. hopefully he'll set up a knitting blog soon so i can see the things he's working on, knit & crochet-wise.
he and his partner are making things everyday at their business variegated. they both already have the fiberbug, and while corbett's new love is knitting and crochet, his partner jim has fallen for stitching on canvas .... i imagine we'll be seeing some pretty cool bedding and pillows in the near future with subtle embellishments.