Monday, April 7, 2008
So, despite the fact that I promised myself I wouldn't work on them again until I had more of my Sitcom Chic sweater, or more Project Spectrum stuff done, I recast on my Jaywalkers again. This time, I obeyed the pattern, and used size 1 needles, and they seem much more to gauge this time around. I did put them aside for a little while though, because the size 1 needles I had were some Brittany needles in their shortest length, and while I was getting used to the length, one of the needles was very warped, and was making me nervous.
So, I broke down and bought the Knit Picks Harmony set. They arrived just in time for me to take them on my long weekend trip to Rhode Island. Love these needles! They're nice and strong, and slippery, yet not too slippery. The tips are nice and sharp, too. I managed about another inch and half of the regular pattern, and started the heel over the weekend, on my downtime from gaming.
Now, we have moved to the next phase of Project Spectrum (Earth), so last week, I also cast on some Embossed Leaves socks, in some Kindred Spirits yarn I picked up because she managed to catch all of my favorites colors in one skein of yarn. It reminds me of a sunny day in the woods, with the green and brown of the trees, and a little blue for the peeks of sky. Love, love, love this yarn. As you can see, the socks haven't gotten that far (I hate twisted rib. Knitting into the back of the stitch annoys me), but now that I'm home again, I'll have more time to devote to them.
I also broke down and bought a largish knitting bag with a built in stand, for around the house. After trying to clean for Easter dinner, and realizing I had knitting supplies strewn around a rather large corner of the living room, I knew I needed to buy something that would hold everything I was working on, and could be dragged elsewhere on the rare occasions we really wanted to clean. So I grabbed a Bagsmith bag from Knit Picks (two items and I got free shipping, woo!), and everything is now neatly contained.