Yesterday was Lucy Neatby workshop day! I woke up to a dump of new snow over the recent batch of ice, so I slipped and baby-stepped out to the Bata Shoe Museum for an all-day sock-knitting session taught by Lucy Neatby.
|Lucy Neatby, not really in focus or well lit or looking at the camera.|
There was a table of fantastic samples. I didn't take other pictures, but you can see some of her work on her Ravelry patterns page.
We made a couple of very weird looking swatches. To start, naturally, one must cast on. (She gave us a hand-out which you can download as a .pdf at her page, called there How to Knit a Perfect Sock).
We did a Channel Island cast on, which is my new favourite thing in the world.
|swatch number one!|
Look at that cute picot-ish edge! Very stretchy, very neat.
We made a little bit of a garter-stitch short-row heel, and we cast off in a cool way. After lunch, we did a different cast on, which I had tried once before from Victorian Lace Today, and which is my new favourite provisional cast on in the world. I had avoided provisional cast ons, but now I am emboldened!
I ended up with some funny looking bits of knitting, but some great ideas rattling around in my head. (Idea #1 is that if my temples get any greyer, I'm going for the bottle of wild coloured dye....)