Sunday, 5 April 2009

Knitting Rehab, Biscuits and Cookie A.

The healing powers of knitting are severely underestimated. After 8 weeks being stuck in the flat, only able to hobble a couple of hundred meters at most, the lure of Cookie A's book launch at Loop was the incentive I needed to try walking further without my leg brace.

Cookie A, for you non-knitters out there, is a sock designer who makes beautiful and sometimes quirky patters. I've made two of her patterns already, pomatomus and monkey which were both fun to knit.

She's got a new book out which as well as including patterns also has good tips on how to design socks, which is something I'm just starting out on. Cookie and her husband were both lovely and friendly and happy to share tips for sock designing, pose for fan photos and sign books.

I'm just so happy to have made it out of the flat for something which isn't a hospital appointment. And there were biscuits. Yay.

I'm going to put my leg up, ice it, and work out which socks to knit next, or maybe design my this space.

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