Thursday, July 24, 2008

I'm caught in a Coriolis

If you have knitted a pair of Cat Bordhi socks and fallen helplessly into the novelty of the architectures she spells out in her "New Pathways for Sock Knitters", you know what I mean. Yeah, I got the book and looked at it and yeah the pictures were really cool and the patterns intriguing but then I saw what could be done with them. Like the Coriolis. Your basic one looks like this. Who would have thought that a little band across the instep would make you want to knit like a mad fiend? (clicken to embiggen)

Then what does this evil little pattern want you to do? Make more, only with bigger bands. And not just a band but a cable! Yes, yes, I want a cable going over my foot because it's so fricken cool! Look what I've done in only 5 days! Muwahahahahahahaaaa!

The cats are waiting for the nice men in the white coats to take me away. "I called five minutes ago. Where are they?"

Note: next week will be Fiberqat's 3rd blogiversary. Have a nice piece of custard pie.


Vtknitboy said...

ahhh! that was going to be my next sock!!! good for you. just think of all the things we can do with the band! my first corrie i did with 4 sts on the band. have fun!

Anonymous said...

those do look cool. You are tempting me to go find that book, though mostly I knit socks for "I don't have to look at this" knitting.

Jennie said...

I cannot click. I must not click. That way lies madness.

*click* Ooooooooohhhhhhhhh.

(What is that second yarn? I'm absolutely transported by it!)