Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Now I'm a Speed Demon
And the fact that I'm producing a video about methamphetamine doesn't stop me from professing my admiration for Speed - yes it is addicting, not as expensive as cocaine -- I mean cashmere ... and like any speed junkie I need more!! I made my third pair of socks and the adage about the third time being the charm as for fit and technique is true.
I knit these with Sweet Georgia's Speed Demon yarn which is DK weight - I used a size 3 needle and the Broadripple pattern from Knitty. It took me just over a week, which is pretty good considering I am dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome. My greatest triumph was finally mastering kitchener stitch, so now I am not averse to cuff down patterns, though I do want to get the toe up thing down. I guess Yarn Harlot was waxing poetic about the charms of Canadian yarn - no wonder. I got mine through the Loopy Ewe - they only have one or two colorways on hand though - hopefully there will be more selection. There are a few colorways I've been admiring on the Sweet Georgia site but they are not to be found -- yet.
In other news, I found a site, Socks that Fit, that will knit socks on antique sock knitting machines - I figured that was perfect for some self-patterning fingering weight yarn that I had in my stash that was just not going to work for me with my current state of arm and hand pain. I sent five skeins - hope to get them back next week and will keep you posted!
Posted by WHCounselor at 7:58 PM