This weekend was all about the Cookie. Cookie A, sock guru extraordinaire came to London to give her Sock Design class at Socktopus. A lovely perso & a talented designer, it was such a treat to have her. Never heard of Cookie? Check her out here on Knitting Daily (just got this today in email! way to go Cookie!)
Hot on the heels of her soon to be available book Sock Innovation, Cookie’s class focussed on the design process for socks, structure, pattern, texture and practical considerations for the fabric. Cable suckage beware! We got to thumb through an advance copy of her book – gorgeous socks, and really great diagrams and instruction. Can’t wait to get these into the shop. I want to knit all the socks in there!
Ali made orange muffins, and we had cookies and cupcakes from Bittersweet Bakers
The classes were full of eager and imaginative knitters.
Designers in the making… poring over reference books and making notes. They look so studious!
And the famous Monkey. I am touching THE Monkey!!
And here is the Pomatomus. THE Pomatomus. And yes that’s me touching it. Heart be still!
I think the Sat class had a lot of sugar – or maybe just Cookie? There are 15 Cookie socks in the picture. A prize for the first person to name all the socks in the photo – put your answers in the comments. Good luck!
Thanks Cookie for a fab weekend and sock inspiration extraordinaire. Long Live the SOCK.