me, Mavis

I knit. I garden. I co-manage an eclectic shop. I sometimes work in real estate. I sometimes swing a hammer. I always volunteer in my community. I live in an old house with my nice family of one husband and three beastly cats. I have great friends. These are the things that matter to me, Mavis.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

A Diversion


I don't want to work on any of the projects that I have started. There -- I said it.

I don't know why I get so fickle sometimes, but I do. Then I start digging through my stash, or lurking around on other blogs for inspiration, and hours go by and still my hands are empty.

Tonight, I dug out 4 wacky-colored skeins of Katia Mississippi 3 ( 60% cotton, 40% acrylic) -- purchased several months ago on clearance from Yarn Garden, and my closely-read but still unused-for-knitting copy of "Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles".

IT WORKS! You can see the teensy beginning there at the bottom of the picture -- 6 rows of 2x2 rib. I'm working the first pattern in the book: Simple Sock in Three Sizes. You can't get more basic than that. Now I must decide whether and when to add:

stripes in the ribbing?
different colored toe?
different colored heel?

Actually, I think the "whether" is a foregone conclusion as I only have one skein in each color. I just hope I am clever enough to leave enough of each color for the second sock ... or maybe they could be opposites? We'll see.

Here's the real star of the evening ... the addi TURBO's. Great Day in the Mornin' these things are every thing I've heard -- and more!. They are precision, I tell you! So smooth, so silky ... and the cable? Oh, the cable. It just hangs there gently, never tugging and pulling you where you don't want to be.

I regret every hateful thought I had about spending "so much money" on a pair of needles. These babies are worth every penny.

1 Comments:

  • At 9:27 AM, Blogger Lynne said…

    Good needles make a big difference to knitting. One person I know says buy yarn, invest in needles. No point buying cheap nasty needles that disintegrate quickly

     

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