I didn’t realize I was gone so long, but the emails I’ve been getting state otherwise. uhhh, sorry for being out of touch. things have just been…busy!! you know it’s a bad sign when you have to look at a calendar to figure out when you finished a pair of socks.
the knee-highs, they are finished!
pattern: toe-up knee highs following D’s suggestions a la magic loop
yarn: one WHOLE hank of yarn pirate in hannah (also etsy shop)
needles: 2 mm knit picks classic circs
date started: 8.05.06
date finished: 8.19.06 (uhh I think, can’t remember)
ok, so I still haven’t resolved the shoes/skirt situation, but at least I have some kick ass socks! even though it hasn’t been cold yet I have worn these around the house on a few occassions. perhaps there was some a/c sabotage involved, but I’ll never tell.
the pattern: these fit perfectly, one of the pluses of toe up knitting. I kept trying it on as I went and found I needed a few more increase rounds than in Diana’s ‘recipe’.
the needles: umm, this is by second time knitting with knit picks needles but the first with this size. verdict – still kinda suck. this time there was a weird burr or scratch on one of the needles the yarn kept catching on. after a while it mysteriously stopped happening though I could still feel it. who knows. who cares. I’m over it.
the yarn: sure, I’m a little biased, but I wouldn’t be if I didn’t really love this yarn. it has three things I like in a yarn: it’s skinny, tight and soft. (umm that sounds really weird) oh, and a fourth thing, great colors. I keep starring at the different shades and how some parts of the sock look wet. I’m interested in seeing how the yarn wears after actually wearing them with shoes and a few washings. I’ll make sure to report back.
I promise not to be so absent! I already have a few blog posts planned for this week…so stay tuned!