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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!


Lovs2Knit said...

Congrats, those look great. I've had my eye on that yarn too. Sheri stated in her blog that she would be getting in some more Sweet Georgia in sometime in Feb. Keep and eye out because her yarns go fast.

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

I love how your socks turned out!! And yes, we'll be getting more Sweet Georgia in, hopefully by the end of February. :-)

Tammy said...

Love the socks!! Beautiful colors. I am so glad you were able to do these even in light of your carpal tunnel.

WhatWouldBetseyDo said...

Wow. I lufff the colorway.

zippiknits said...

Lovely blending of colors in those socks. I'll bet they macke you happy just to look at them. And are you talking about someone who knits socks on the old fashioned sock knitting machines?

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Elle said...

Your socks look lovely. I have some cashmere myself and really should knit it up. I spend too much time holding it and admiring it :)

Jenny said...

Nice socks!!

I haven't knit up the earth dot yet- it's still sitting in my stash along with some other sock yarn. What patterns are you considering?