Monday, December 19, 2011

On Fire

Now what can I show you on the knitting front. I'm working on another pair of socks. Yeah I am not surprised either. 

The thing I am surprised about is, who these socks wanted to belong to. I thought they were mine but alas the more I worked on them, the more I knew they were not meant for me. D loves the color and really, I never know what color to buy for him, so when I find one he likes I try to go with it. 

I now have one sock done and I must admit that I am worried about running out of yarn. Well thats what happens when you add two inches to each sock. I did weigh the yarn and sock I am reasonably sure that I will have just enough yarn. Hey! Stop lugging, it could happen.

I went to knit night at one of the local yarn shops recently and was delighted to find she had more of my favorite needles in stock, Pony wool needles. I little part of me wishes I had gotten another pack since it has been a couple of years since I found my first set.

The eye of the needle is a soft plastic loop that flattens when pulling the yarn through the fabric. They are great when weaving in ends, much easier to pull through than a bulging hard plastic eyes of needles. 

So that is my cheap treat for myself. I do so love finding great working tools. They make my knitting time more enjoyable!


  1. My everlasting worry is that I will run out of yarn. I sympathize greatly. And I love those needles! I'm going to have to see if I can find them somewhere near me!

  2. The needles are a metal shaft with a plastic or nylon loop. I think they're a bit more sturdy than the plain plastic needles. They don't seem to bend as much as the others which suits me better.