Sunday, April 24, 2005

The Continuing Tale Of The Sock Needles

I was so proud of myself for coming up with a solution for the lost needle wasn't I? Well the knitting gods punish the proud. Not long after posting that entry I promptly stepped on the needles and broke one. I ran out to try and find a new set before picking up DH at the train, but the Michaels I went to had hardly any DP's. So on the way to dinner we went to AC Moore and I got two sets one for each sock so I could work on both at the same time. My family didn't complain one bit or think I was crazy at all. Just Mom being Mom.

Did the swatch for my sweater and boy do I love this KnitPicks yarn! So soft and nice to knit with. Though I realized this AM I will not be able to do too much on the sweater this week. I haven't done much on the baby blanket lately and really have to make a push on it. The baby is due in June and I want the thing done well in time for the kid's arrival. There may be a shower after all and I'd like to be able to give the blanket at the shower.

My DD has been envious of Aibhlinn and wants one for herself. I have some Tahki Cotton Classic in my stash that may work for it if she likes the color. I figure I'll cast on 2/3 as many stitches, make it shorter, and do the same stitch pattern. It can't be too hard to work out. I don't think that Aibhlinn is a very difficult pattern at all. I know a lot of other knitters have had trouble with it, but I found it to be fun and easy to do. Sure I tinked it a couple of times but that was really about it, save for one small incident getting it started. Cotton Classic is a cabled cotton yarn, mercernized, it should look like nice and drape well. Best of all is I have no memory of buying this yarn and have no idea what I got it for.

Not to be out done DS has asked for socks, and ought to be interesting to knit for since he has huge feet. Boy is only 14 and has size 11 feet. I have a ball of Magic Stripes in the house I was going to use for him and as I type this realize that for size 11 one ball may not be enough I ought to get another just in case.


Birdsong said...

Sounds like you will be very busy! I am liking everything I get from Knitpicks and get excited when I see what others are doing with their great yarns.

KniTaPaLooZa said...

Knock on wood I have yet to step on any yet but I have a project that is missing one needle... Plus several of my friends have stepped on their Lantern Moon needles. I guard mine with my life but I know it is going to happen as it happens to all knitters to make them a seasoned knitter! Good luck on your projects. You sound just as busy as me.