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.
it’s so sad, that’s all I have after a month. sure, there are other socks on the needles, but do you want to see more socks? I am working on a sweater so I’ll try to show that soon ie. when it doesn’t look like a blob. I’ve also been collecting more sock yarns.
ready to getaway! yarntini in luxury and pink is the new yarn and sknitches in zoot suit. suitcase via bugheart
hello. I’m an addict. and I obviously have a few more knee highs in my future. oh and I have more coming my way from Kirsty’s
. I’ve been drooling over her yarns for a while and was secretly hoping she would start selling some of them. of course I had to pounce once she did.
I promise not to be so absent! I already have a few blog posts planned for this week…so stay tuned!