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Friday, July 07, 2006
I have freed 2 sets of needles from long languishing projects.
First I finished my stripey sock so I could show off the way that some of my yarn stripes.
Pattern: Basic toe up sock
Yarn: Spunky Eclectic Superwash with Nylon
No, I'm not making a second one. I only dyed 100 yards of this so I need to either dye more or move on. I'm choosing to move on. I will make another pair of stripey socks but they will be in colors that are more "ME". Like black and lime or pink.
And I freed my favorite needles from these:
Yarn: REGIA 6ply
Did you notice the sock blockers?
I never block socks. Well, I used to be able to say that. I had a couple of socks to do that needed a more professional look so I invested in these. I had a choice between these and those green plasticy ones. Of course wood always get more points than plastic.
Then the wooden ones also had another nifty feature. If you notice the middle of the foot, they adjust to different sized feet. They don't get particularly huge, but they do get bigger. It's enough of a feature to make me give them ALL the points and walk out with them. Well, I paid for them before walking out with them.
I have 2 tiny complaints. Number one is the splinters. I've had to sand one of them down a bit because they snagged the socks. Number two is that the heel is weird when the sock is wearing them. Ok, it's such a minor whine. Once the sock has been blocked, the heel looks fine. I would still recommend these. Just make sure you have a little sand paper on hand.
Now that I've freed my favorite pair of needles I need to work at freeing my second favorite set of needles from these:
Pattern: Sock Bug
Yarn: Fortissima Colori
But there is more than knitting on tap for the weekend. This weekend is the MOXIE Festival. I have plans for watching more fireweorks, catching candies in the parade, and doing a bunch of other stuff. I hope you all have a great weekend too.