Thursday, July 12, 2007

Moving On

I've finally come to the conclusion that I'm not going to be able to knit socks on small needles with fingering weight yarn because of the degenerative osteoarthritis in my spine. The pain after a few rows is not worth it. I'm much more comfortable knitting on two circulars (size 3 and up) with worsted weight or sport weight yarn. I wear Birks anyway and boot socks will be fine, thank you.

I joined the Sensational Knitted Socks KAL this morning. I think I'll learn to dye that Knitpicks Bare worsted weight yarn and knit something from the book.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Welcome Mat

June 13, 2007

Well, learning to knit socks on circular needles is a bust as far as knitting socks goes. I can see myself using the circulars for turning out sleeves, mittens, gloves, etc. (anything on bamboo circulars size 4 and up. Below size 4 they're just too small and I can't seem to hold them right. It took me about 6 hours to do 2 inches of cuff.

I started a pair of socks using theSchaefer Anne that I bought at Knitty City when the Yarn Harlot came to NY in April. The colorway reminds me of Victorian roses, a sort of Pre-Rafaelite palette, if that makes any sense to anyone but me. I started it on the bus stop with 5 size 1 Brittany double points, knit on the 2 train for a half hour and I finished the cuff and began the baby cable leg. And this from the slowest knitter in the world (I'm in no hurry, thank you)