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…
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!