Saturday, September 27, 2008
The Cat Bordhi Experience
The shop owner of my local yarn shop is Marianne of Yarn Boutique. She also attends the same weekly SNB I go to. She suggested, rather convincingly, that I should go to the sock class that she had arranged with Cat Bordhi. It's been years (5+) since I took a full day class, and I thought what could I learn about socks, having knit in excess of 60 pairs at this point.
Guess what? I learned something.
I have had Cat's book New Pathways for Sock Knitters since it was published. Have I tried to knit one of the patterns? No. It seemed overly involved, and I don't knit socks to think. I brought the book, some supplies and an open mind.
I learned 3 new things that will make my life easier: heel turns, a new cast on method and different ways to bind off for a looser edge.
Was it worth it? Oh, yes.
Am I thankful to Marianne for coaxing me? Definitely.
This is what I accomplished during the class:
A lovely pair of baby socks that someday will have some use!
I learned more from Cat in a few hours than I thought possible and her teaching style is warm and open and giving. She is a remarkable individual and I hope that I can spend some time with her again in the future.
Next weekend - the Yarnharlot!