Friday, November 17, 2006
Accio Sock Yarn!
Wow, no blog posts since Monday. Didja miss me? Heh. I forgot to mention that I'd be out of town on bidness this week. I was up in beautiful (yet somewhat chilly) Hyannis, Massachusetts. Cape Cod. It was nice. But it was all work (and some play, but none that allowed me to find the local yarn shops. Phooey.) When I came back late last night, I had a stack of mail waiting for me. One of which came from the wonderful Zonda. When we met up recently, she mentioned she had managed to get her hands on 2 hanks of Sunshine Yarns Gryffindor Sock yarn. One of which made a pair of socks for her DD. I admired her ability to get to websites at just the right time to grab what most other miss completely. You see, I'd been wanting this yarn for a while. Not for me. No no. To make socks for my nephew to match the scarf I made him for Christmas last year. Well, Zonda just made my nephew a happy, happy boy. Not that he knows it yet, but he will come his birthday in the spring. Check out the goods: I'm thinking of doing the heel and toe in a contrasting yarn so that I can add length as needed while his feet are still growing. He's 12, so his feet aren't nearly done growing yet and I'd like for him to get as many years as possible out of any pairs of socks I make for him. So. I'm nearly finished one of the Citrus Feather and Fan socks. A plane ride will do that for a project. Heh. I just need to make sure I'm happy with the cuff length then bind it off. I've already started the second one, so no fear of SSS there. But while knitting these, I'd noticed something disturbing. I'm using my Size 1 KP Classic Circs and the coating is peeling! Check it out! (And yes, I did cut my nails down.) The needles now have little ridges where the coating has peeled. I swapped Tvini for these, so I'm not sure I can complain to KP myself, or if I should ask her to. What do y'all think? Edited to fix the title. Assio, Accio. Toe-may-toe Toe-mah-toe right? Wrong. Bleh. Thanks Adam! Edited AGAIN to say that I called Knit Picks, and y'all are right about their customer service! They're sending me a new set right away! Yay!