Saturday, May 13, 2006

knitter boy!

last week, before heading out to maryland, an old friend and i spent part of an afternoon sitting on my porch knitting. corbett has recently been sucked into the vortex! he has made this transition with amazing grace and verve. no acrylique for this boy, only the best will do .... he even has all the colorcards for habu.


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....
Hmmm.


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.

5 comments:

DK said...

Ooo, I do love that black crochet....

amanda cathleen said...

YAY! Another one sucked in! Love his socks! Great job! : D

Corbett said...

Ohhh. I'm famous....
Just back from my LYS. I was bad... I got a skein of BLACK cotton twist and a 5mm hook. MMMM. Got some mohair to knit into some really beautiful handpainted yarn, and broke down and got the Collinette point 5 for a scarf for Jim cause he likes it and won't mind when it starts to pill and felt after and hour of wearing it. Swatching for a round baby blanket. Finally figured out how to divide into 12 sections _cause I'm a number freak and I like 12 more than the 10 all the patterns call for_. I taught myself how to cable last night, too. I say I'm a motivated learner...
I'm gonna get the blog all registered. I still really like SWATCH (cause I love to swatch) as a name, but KNITTER BOY has a nice ring to it, too.
I loved my visit and wish I had stollen your KIDLIN.
x
c

corbett said...

Oh.....
I saw the black crochet at a store in NYC called Karkula...
I think it's Patricia Urquiola for Paola Lenti. It's framed and on the wall. It's probably 3 feet wide by like 6 feet long or so. The yarn looks to be cotton or hemp and is like rope. There is some sort of mesh backing on it as well. I think it's meant to be a rug. I'm sure it's super $$$$$$$$$$$.

heather said...

Oh! I love porch knitting! Fun!

I'm amazed at your friend's socks. Boy, some people are really intimidated by knitting socks when the first learn to knit. Woo hoo for him!

That black crocheted thing is beautiful. OMG. I think I may have to dig out my crochet needles.