I've released a new free pattern. Athena is the solution of what to do with the small amounts of sock yarn I have in my stash left over from other projects. It takes only about 7 g of yarn and is knit up in a matter of hours. It took me a couple of evenings but that included trying to figure out a design, ripping back when it didn't work and fixing a few mistakes along the way.
When it came to thinking up a name I went to Greek mythology. Athena was the Greek Goddess of knowledge and wisdom (among other attributes) and represents intelligence, creativity, education, enlightenment and eloquence. She is frequently depicted as an owl or with an owl which has evolved so the present day belief of the owl being the symbol of wisdom.
Books are obviously a source of knowledge and enlightenment, so what better than to combine the two and have a bookmark with an owl cable to make sure you don’t loose your page!