I took a class from my LYS last Monday. It is the Bartholomew's Tantalizing Socks from Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters. Cat Bordhi is simply amazing. I can't even begin to think about how her brain works. I have had this book since shortly after it came out. I have been waiting for a class because it seemed a little much to figure out on my own. I am hoping one class will help me understand the basics of the book and then I can apply those concepts to any pattern. I hope! :)
The book is divided into the basic sock architectures. You first knit a baby sock to practice that sock architecture technique and then you knit adult size socks.
I am knitting the Little Sky as my learning sock on size 5 (dpn) needles with Mountain Colors left over from my very first pair of socks. We needed to be ready to start the heel at the next class and I am all ready!
Then, I am knitting the Bartholomew's Tantalizing Socks (which needs a nickname because man, that's a lot to type!) on size ones (2 circs) with Lorna's Laces Black Pearl. This is my first time using Lorna's Laces. The colors are gorgeous and I can't wait to see how it knits up. I have completed my cast on and one row.
This is a pretty cool way to kit socks---both London and I will end up with a pair!!!