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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Knitting Notes

Pattern: Chrissy Gardener's Moonflower socks
Yarn: Three Irish Girl's Carys BFL sock
Needles: 1.5 DPNs

I finally finished my Moonflower socks! The only modification I made to the pattern was to user larger needles, since I wanted to give them to someone other than a toddler or midget. It's a lovely pattern, but I think it's cemented my love of larger pattern repeats. The first sock crawled when I didn't know how many more repeats I needed to get to the milestone. The second sock wasn't nearly as bad, but the mental damage had already been done.

This marks the first time I used some of my Sock Yarnista club yarn. It's also the first time I experienced Blue-Faced Leicester yarn. I definitely enjoyed knitting with it. It did have a pretty tight twist (which wasn't so fun to deal with when reknitting the portion I'd frogged), but it has a lovely feel to it. I also really love this colorway, which is nothing I'd normally buy, but is completely gorgeous.

So now that I'm finally done with these, I'm going to try and finish the sleeve on my Brocade Leave Sweater before casting anything else on, but I do have plans for the March Sockdown challenge, so we'll see if I can keep to that resolution.

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