Ok...Cookie A has astounded me. Her patterns are beautiful and encourage such a confidence in my knitting abilities. I no longer feel like a beginner who can read a pattern and make things look nice but an intermediate knitter who can follow a pattern intuitively and make something beautiful.
If you're in the Cookie A club and haven't gotten your yarn yet and haven't looked at the pattern yet, look away...read this post after you've received your goods because spoilers abound.
I started the cuff night before last. I just needed to get the project on my needles. Feel the yarn, work through the easy part and build my confidence for tackling what looks like a pretty complicated pattern. Pearl loved my work almost enough to eat the needles. I had to convince her that it was a bad idea to eat knitting needles but she didn't believe me.
Last night I worked farther on the sock. I was having the best time until I realized that I'd read the pattern slightly wrong. Nothing major, I was just doing my decreases slanting in the wrong direction. I did this for 3 rows before I realized it, but I was proud that I could look at the way the knitting was going and realize it. I decided not to go back and enjoy the "wabisabi" of the mistake...it's not huge enough to notice, and certainly not huge enough to go back 6 whole rounds to fix (6 because there are "plain rounds" inbetween "Pattern" rounds).
Anyway, at one point I see a black arm dash out from under the chair and looked down and saw this. She didn't know I was watching her too:
I made it this far before calling it quits. Beauty. I could have knitted all night just watching the pattern unfold, holding onto this gorgeous yarn.
Pattern: Possibly Maybe by Cookie A, exclusive for Cookie A February 2014 club