Rainy/Icy Tuesday

I would like to start off by saying Thank You to everyone for your wonderful compliments! I really appreciate them! These are my favorite knits to-date.

So onto the next project…. While I was waiting for the sweater to dry and in between knitting the hat, I was also knitting a sock. I started out using two circular needles, one metal and one 16″ from Knit Picks. This was horrible cause the metal needle had breaks in the cables at the joins and kept snagging the yarn. So I moved on to knitting with one the 16″ circular using the magic loop – also horrible on such a small needle.

I had finally had enough, so I ordered some decent needles from Knit Picks – i.e. longer, beautifully joined needles. I received them Saturday afternoon and then spent the rest of the evening, well not really, scouring the internet for tutorials on making 2 socks on 1 circular needle. I had seen Crimson Purls’ post about the new book she got, 2-socks-at-a-time, by Melissa Morgan Oakes and remembered I had read about the technique somewhere in blogland last year. I found this great toe-up tutorial, but first I needed to learn the top down method. Well I finally found what I was looking for – 2 socks at one time. I immediately cast-on and started flying through these…

2 socks on 1 circ

I’m about 2 or so inches further now and yes these are the same Garter Rib socks for Caveman, reknit about 3 times so far! I love this method, ’cause I know I won’t be dragging around trying to finish a second sock! My next pair will probably be the toe-up version though. 🙂

Also the day after Christmas I placed an order with WEBs. This is the first time I have ordered from them and I have to say I am not entirely thrilled. I have always heard great things about the company and thought it would be a pleasurable experience. Well I just received confirmation today that my order (placed on 12/26) has shipped and that two of the items weren’t available anymore when my order was filled (which was probably over the weekend or yesterday)! 😦 I called Customer Service and talked with a lovely lady there. She was so nice I just couldn’t be mad, but I am sorely disappointed. I probably could just place another order and get the actual yarn, just not in the color I originally wanted, but I think I will just wait and get the order first. If I like what I see then I’ll think about purchasing from them again. On the bright side at least my order wasn’t as expensive as I had originally thought! 😉

Hope everyone is having a great day! It’s rainy and cold here. The weatherman says it is supposed to be changing over to ice later. I hope not. Snow is wonderful, but ice is just accidents and power outages. Stay warm!

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14 thoughts on “Rainy/Icy Tuesday

  1. Look at you!!!! :o) One of my swap pals had printed out for me that toe-up tutorial.

    See!! 2 at 1 time is THE BEST!

    That is very odd about WEBS but I have been hearing alot about their delayed shipping lately….I am wondering if they are having a hard time catching back up from after the holidays??

    I have always had a great experience with them. I say give them one more chance! ;o)

    Stay warm over there!

  2. Look at you!!!! :o) One of my swap pals had printed out for me that toe-up tutorial.

    See!! 2 at 1 time is THE BEST!

    That is very odd about WEBS but I have been hearing alot about their delayed shipping lately….I am wondering if they are having a hard time catching back up from after the holidays??

    I have always had a great experience with them. I say give them one more chance! ;o)

    Stay warm over there!

  3. Yep, I would give WEBS one more chance too. They must have been short staffed after the holiday or something. They are usually great with mail order and even better in person. Your cozy V-neck looks gorgeous! I love the color!

  4. Yep, I would give WEBS one more chance too. They must have been short staffed after the holiday or something. They are usually great with mail order and even better in person. Your cozy V-neck looks gorgeous! I love the color!

  5. I hear your frustration about WEBS. They are a very large website with a huge inventory and they put out a podcast. They really should hire more staff to help fill orders more quickly. Shipping weeks after an order was placed is very slow for the online world. I appreciate that they are a small business and give low prices, but if those colors were in stock when you ordered, then they should have been reserved for you. What the point of listing stock amounts if they run out before they fill your order anyway?

  6. I hear your frustration about WEBS. They are a very large website with a huge inventory and they put out a podcast. They really should hire more staff to help fill orders more quickly. Shipping weeks after an order was placed is very slow for the online world. I appreciate that they are a small business and give low prices, but if those colors were in stock when you ordered, then they should have been reserved for you. What the point of listing stock amounts if they run out before they fill your order anyway?

  7. I’ve had issues with delays when ordering from WEBS, but never as long as that! Wow. I find that I like buying from them at Stitches better than ordering online (if I can deal with the crowds by their booth long enough to pick out the bags of stuff I want.)

    I like the idea of knitting two socks at one time -very efficient!

  8. I’ve had issues with delays when ordering from WEBS, but never as long as that! Wow. I find that I like buying from them at Stitches better than ordering online (if I can deal with the crowds by their booth long enough to pick out the bags of stuff I want.)

    I like the idea of knitting two socks at one time -very efficient!

  9. Your socks look great! Thanks so much for posting the links too. I’m definitely interested in checking those out!

    I’m so sorry about your problems with WEBS 😦 I have ordered from them a lot and not really had any problems, but I’m wondering if the closeout items were hard for them to package up or process because I experienced the same thing that you did just recently (got my shipment yesterday). Typically I’ve gotten my orders shipped and confirmed right away. I don’t think that delay is the norm by any means and I hope if you order from them again it’s a better experience!

  10. Your socks look great! Thanks so much for posting the links too. I’m definitely interested in checking those out!

    I’m so sorry about your problems with WEBS 😦 I have ordered from them a lot and not really had any problems, but I’m wondering if the closeout items were hard for them to package up or process because I experienced the same thing that you did just recently (got my shipment yesterday). Typically I’ve gotten my orders shipped and confirmed right away. I don’t think that delay is the norm by any means and I hope if you order from them again it’s a better experience!

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