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19 August 2006 @ 06:06 pm
Sometimes, I still knit  
I am this --><-- close to finishing my mom's River stole, now that I've finished fucking it up. Yes! It's true. I only started it a year and a freakin' half ago. I fixed whatever I was doing wrong by frogging and refrogging the same 4 rows twice over, and I'm now halfway through what is to be my last repeat. Hopefully I will resist the urge to knit just one more, just to make it a bit longer, but I'm so sick of this project that I probably won't get that urge. It's hard to tell how long it's going to be when I block it, being my first lace project. I am so looking forward to getting this thing off my needles. My goal is to finish it this weekend.

Larin's socks are the cutest. They are footie socks with a picot bind-off and are sweet. I need to have her pose for pictures. Now onto Talyn's socks, I think. Kalen and Talyn both want me to do their socks next, but I think I'll start T's, because they are smaller and will be faster. I'm toying with the idea of buying some Knitpicks needles, just to try 'em out, so maybe I could even do both pairs at the same time, keeping both girls happy.

I'm really quite sold on toe-up socks.

I couldn't help myself and I ordered some of the new Regia bamboo sock yarn. I noticed that my favorite online yarn retailer (Two Swans Yarns) happened to carry it so I bought some. I resisted the urge to buy some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Mixed Berries, however. I've wanted that colorway for a while but on top of the LLSS yarn I have for Kalen and Talyn's socks I have a couple of hanks of Motherlode for another pair for me. I need to catch up on my sock knitting before I buy too much more. I'm really looking forward to trying out the bamboo yarn, if it's half as soft as the bamboo yarn I fondled at my LYS I will be happy. Two Swans Yarns rocks because when you shop there you earn points. Your points earn you free shipping. Your points also earn you money off. And Karen who runs the store is very responsive and very nice. Perks, good prices and great service are what keep me going back.
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tinetinystrings on August 19th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC)
Like this one?