Friday, August 24, 2007

Welcome!

If you're here, you have probably heard the buzz about Cat Bordhi's book, New Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book One.

Katrina, Donna, and I (along with a lot of other Portland-area knitters) attended a book signing last week and were wowed by Cat's talk and the new sock architectures ("sockitechtures") she's come up with. We even got to see the socks in person . . .

Here's hoping you'll grab yourself a copy of the book and join us in experimenting with these new designs. It's going to be a fabulous adventure and we want lots of company! *grin*

If you'd like to knit along with us, simply leave a comment here (please include your email address), or send an email to amandawoodruff AT gmail DOT com.

Thanks! I can't wait to cast on!
--Amanda of Bulldogknits

79 comments:

Cindy said...

OOOH! OOOH! As soon as I finish my current socks OTN, I'm planning to tackle Cat's book. An Along sounds perfect! Coreolis is first on my list, I think. :)

Michelle said...

Ooh, I'd like to join! I'm going to attempt the Sky socks as soon as I can find my second needle... :)

Judy said...

oooh! oooh! I'm knitting a pair of Riverbed, and next I want to do a pair of Coriolis that I've had in my head since April!

jenknits said...

I'd love to join! Missed the book signing but bought the book and immediately started reading and knitting. So far I've got a couple of useless little learning socks and a nice pair that will go back to Mongolia with my cousin to keep his youngest child's feet warm this winter (they're missionaries there). I love the architectures and am swatching now for my first master pattern. Yippee!
Please add me.
Jennifer
quilts@cyberis.net

Debby said...

I'd like to join. Missed the book signing (didn't know about it) but I had been watching for the book to come out after seeing Cat on Knitty Gritty doing the Coreolis socks. I'm going to work my way through the book in order doing the baby socks. I have 4 small grandchildren so the socks are perfect size!

BuffaloDharma said...

Would love to join -- Thanks!!

Wendy
insolentyeti@gmail.com

Joni said...

Hi! I just joined the Ravelry group and ordered my copy of the book as well. I'd love to join the group blog here. I'm Joni, that's joniknits AT gmail DOT com

katrog said...

Would love to join. Also just signed up with the Ravelery group.

This is the most exciting knitting book I've every bought. Can't wait to start.

Just checked out the videos, too-they are awesome.

Thank you for organizing.

Kathleen
katrog545 at comcast dot net

Judith said...

Please Sign me up. I love this book. I have only done the first baby sock, but can't wait to get to the good stuff.

atriana said...

I would love to join! I got the book yesterday.

Braizyn said...

I'd love to join the knit a long. I got my book two weeks ago, and have made the sky booties and the corealis booties....now time for some real socks!

Vera H. said...

Add me to the KAL. I got the book last week, and I made one of the pratice socks.

Vera

vhanna26@msn.com

Judith said...

Me again. My email is pireb@telus.net

Redford Phyl said...

Count me in. My book came in last week and I started the Spiraling Coriolis last night.

Main email is pmevans at mac dot com

Debby said...

oops, forgot my email..it is kdsbryant@comcast.net

Tricia said...

Please add me too--I have my book but haven't cast on yet for my first baby sample sock--I need to finish the other socks on my needles first.

Trish

Tammy said...

I would like to join as well. mommybirdATverizonDOTnet.

Debbie said...

Yes I'd love to join! I was at the book signing in Sunnyvale (CA) at Purlescence Yarns last Saturday, got to meet her and see all the socks in person. I've started the first little Sky sock for practice.

Sonja said...

I would love to join the blog!
From Germany
Sonja (sonham@gmail.com)

Tan said...

OK, I want to play. tanasay AT comcast DOT net

BeccaU said...

This is perfect! I have the best intentions to work my way through the book - so a KAL is great! Please sign me up!

Sheri said...

Love to join!
Just started reading the book. . .bloody brilliant! I'm also on the Ravelry group.

(e-mail me at:
BeemerQuilter@yahoo.com)

Carrie said...

Hi, I jsut stopped in from signing up at Ravelry. Count me in on this KAL. I am still waiting for my copy of the book, but once it gets here I am ready to start.

castsola@clearwire.net

Anne said...

I just joined the Ravelry group, too, and would love to join this KAL! Every time I open New Pathways, I'm just amazed by it.

Mia said...

I would love to join. This will make me sit down and actually read the book.

Valerie said...

I would love to join. I have the book, knitted a couple of the baby socks, and did design my own pattern using one of her new pathways.

Jess said...

I would love to join! I also just joined the group on Ravelry. Thanks for starting this KAL up!

Mary in VA said...

I'd love to join. I'm really itching to start one of these!

pixlkitten said...

I would love to join this knitalong. I have had the book for about a month now (I have a couple of other projects that are almost finished to get through.) My email address is pixlkitten@gmail.com

Rosemary said...

I want to start some new Cat B. socks soon, so please count me in.

Leslie said...

Please count me in. Got my copy of the book a couple of weeks ago. Wow!

Thursday said...

i just got to book today and I can't wait to knit along with you all.

idealthursday@gmail.com

Melody said...

I can't wait to start learning the arcitectures in the book! I'm glad this KAL and the ravelry group are here, so I can see others' progress, too!

melodybrooke78@yahoo.com

Beverly said...

Include me in! I just got my book and have already cast on. I'm doing a pair of coriolis in Claudia Handpaint. I chose begonia for Breast cancer Awarness month.

deirdre said...

This is terrific! I got the book yesterday, fell asleep with it on my lap, and am chomping at the bit to get started - couple of things to finish first, and then I'm in...

Missamite said...

Me too! Me too! This will be fun!

Jeannie said...

I saw this mentioned on Ravelry. I'd love to join!

Debby said...

I mentioned that I had seen Cat demonstrate her Coriolis sock on Knitty Gritty (usually the DIY channel). I just checked and the show will repeat on Sept. 14 at 7:00am on HGTV. Knitty Gritty is shown on MWF on HGTV at 7am.

Braizyn said...

Ok, I got some STR Philospher's Stone in lightweight and I'm ready to cast on!!

Vicki said...

Sign me up! I got the book a week ago and just dipped my toes in. I really want to sit and savor it and just haven't had the free time yet. *sigh*

merrill.v@gmail.com

stormyautumn said...

I am so excited to be a part of this KAL. I just made my ver y first sock ever...the little sky sock. You can see a pic on Ravelry. stormyautumn@hotmail.com

Carolyn said...

Count me in!! I have just finished sock #1 of Bartholomew's Tantalizing Socks and have cast on for the second onen. I am hooked!!

Carolyn said...

Oops, I left out my email.
carolyn.hillisATgmail.com

Helen said...

Cat's book is so inspiring! I'd love to be part of the knitalong...I was sorry to miss her book signing in Portland...but I'm loving the book. Saw your link to this blog in Ravelry...such inspiration!

KarenS said...

I'd love to join, too. I'm having a tough time deciding which sock to make after the two practice booties. :-)

Kristy said...

Sign me up! I've finished one Ocean Toes sock and I've started a Jeweled Steps one also. I love this book!

elevenstitches AT gmail DOT com

Tracy said...

Count me in!!! LOVIN this book!!!!

So far I've made one baby/toddler sock of each architecture and I'm on the 2nd sock of the Spiraling Coriolis.

Got here from the Ravelry Group. Thanx for the links to the errata and all the videos. I didn't even know the videos existed! I'll have to check them out.

you should be able to get my email from blogger, but just in case...
grawey6 at gmail dot com. I'm TracyGP in Ravelry.

Lori said...

Just rec'd a copy of the book from my SP - I'd love to join the fun!

Michele said...

Please count me in! I'm michele@woodenboat.com. I have a half dozen socks on the needles right now, but am slowly but surely finishing each pair and then will be ready to jump in with Cat's great new designs.

Tan said...

I am listed on the blog, but it is not showing up on Blogger. I probably forgot to request to be added. I'm tanasayATcomcastDOTnet. Thanks for moderating the blog and the Ravelry forum.

angela said...

I bought the book 5 whole days ago and managed to wait till today to attack it (trying to finish another sock, but the temptation was just too great.) I would love to join the group (already hopped on in Ravelry).
Thanks so much!
~angela

angela@happyneedle.net

Debi B said...

I would like to join this KAL, also. I have had the book for about one month. I've done the Coriolis socks, three baby practice socks and am working on the Woven Ridge and the Philosopher's House Socks. I love this book and have been wishing for a KAL for the book. Please sign me up!!!

debi@spinsagoodyarn.com

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

I would love to join in! I joined at Ravelry too. I'm at http://blog.designedlykristi and can be reached at fiberfool AT gmail...

Thanks!

WonderMike said...

Howdy Gang!!! I'm loving Cat's Book and I even got to see her in person in Sunnyvale. Whoo Hooo. I've finished two sky test socks (first one was done a bit big) and I've just complete my first Little Coriolis. I love them. My email is mwadeATiiiDOTcom. And I have a blog too, http://socktopusDOTblogspotDOTcom

Thanks for letting me join!!!

Sharon in Bishop said...

I can't wait to receive my book - should be this week, or maybe next. I'm sort of afraid to try these new techniques - I haven't used circs yet. I love dpn's though so I'm wondering if it would be possible to convert the patterns. I guess I'll find out when I get the book! I just got invited to Ravelry & joined this group there. Looking forward to the adventure.

Lindsay said...

Hi! I just sw the group on Ravelry and would love to be part of the KAL. My email is jadebld@verizon.net. Thanks!

Loretta said...

Hi, I just got my book and would love to join you all.

Knitting with a Purpose said...

May I be included even though I can't start the actual knitting yet (too many other things to finish first!)? I'm so excited to try these socks! I'm knittingwithapurpose@gmail.com (my name is Lissie). I just made some stitch markers today (and blogged about them)!

Chelle said...

I'd love to join your KAL! I joined the group on Ravelry (ID: Knottyknitter) and my e-mail is thorlac@gmail.com

Thanks!

Alynda said...

I bought the book in Friday Harbor (Cat's hometown) and have been reading it ever since...I haven't tried anything yet but really want to do the Spiralling Coriolis.

rjb said...

I just started my first little sky training sock, so I'd like to join! My email is magistra@gmail.com .

Dotty said...

I'd like to join the KAL cuz I need help. I'm yarnfloozy AT gmail DOT com.

thx

Knit Diva said...

I would love to join!!! I just received my book last week and I cannot wait to start.. Ü

Hanna said...

I'd like to join too, if I'm not late. I got the book from my sp11 and now I'm knitting my first adult socks (Tantalizing socks) and I have knitted small learning socks.

Gwenynen said...

Hi there - please may I join? I'm over in the UK, and just got my book yesterday. I have a couple of socks OTN to finish, and I need to do some US-UK translating before I can start the wee sky socks ;-) But I'd love to join you all.
gwenynen [at] gmail.com

Cheryl said...

can I join the fun?
I love love love this book and have knit the learning socks as well as some others.
My copy of the book is looking very well-loved :)

my email is :
cheryl.paulsen@gmail.com

my ravelry is:
PortlandCheryl

Nederlass said...

Oooh, can I join? I'm already in the Ravelry group. Got the book and working on "Bart's" now.

marie_jose at hotmail dot com

Thanks!

Glenna said...

I just got this book and I would love to knit along

Cinderella said...

All I want for Christmas is to join your KAL.

Cindy (Sis)
cperra@earthlink.net

bonchin said...

Is it too late to join? I'm also on Ravelry as bonchin.
Sandy
bonchin@earthlink.net

heidispins said...

I'd like to join! I am knitting Bartholomew's Tantalizing Socks right now, and I plan to just keep on knittin' my way through the book! I'm Heidspins on Ravelry.

Heidi
hjaponi@yahoo.com

Uu.knits said...

Hello Amanda,

I came across this group on Ravelry and would like to join. I just love the new sock architecture and want to try all the different patterns!

Gisela

Donna B. said...

Hey folks --

I got the book for Christmas (thank you, Amazon wishlist!), and immediately headed for the Ravelry group I had seen back when. I'd love to join the knitalong here, if you'll have me!

dorothy in wyoming said...

Can I join? I am on Ravelry as Spindledreams. Have my first sock to the heel and am totally confused now

AuntieAnn said...

Hi, I'd like to join. I've already knit a pair of Coriolis socks and am converting the Flow Motion socks (not in the book, but based on the Upstream pattern) from double-stranded to single-stranded.

Birdwell said...

I'd love to join too...I just found this blog through Ravelry. I am working on a pair of socks for my niece using the Riverbed architecture.

Birdy

AriRashkae said...

Yeah, I found this through Ravelry too. ^_^ I checked the book out last night (low book budget) and my husband was laughing at me. The rule is at least 3 patterns I would knit before it gets added to "The List". Well, by the end of the book, I had yet to find a pattern I wouldn't make! LOL

Lorri said...

I would like to join the blog. Thank you!

Sue Lindsay said...

Just found this, having. Also just bought New Pathways :)
I'm Susie, ClematisKnitter on Ravelry and I live in SW London, UK.