Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Knitting News

I went to Hobby Lobby's 1/2 price sale today, wandered around looking but never bought a thing.


Yeah, I don't believe it either. ;-)

I found 2 books:
The Sock Journal, which has some very nice patterns with 2 types of toes and heels that I want to learn

and

2oo Knit Blocks, which is like my 200 Crochet Blocks, a book I Love. I started knitting a block from the book tonight, a lattice pattern. The blocks are designed to be 6" square, but bigger needles and a few more repeats and I will have 7" X 9" rectangles for our Knitty WUA project for persons displaced by Katrina (and can knit something besides garter stitch).

I also bought some Balene dpns to try, a set of Lion Brand dpns also, 2 sizes of needle tips and cables of the Boye Needlemaster system (figured this was a good way to see if I liked them and if the rumors of them twisting apart were true) that will work when I do Cinxia from Knitty.......I bought a few more little things, too, but I am most thrilled with the Blocks book - $22 book for $11, Whoo Hoo!

I used Bryspun dpns on my last socks and really liked them, so I picked up a pair of the straight needles to try. I am using them for a WUA strip, yarn is a TLC Essentials and I am loving the needles for that! I tried them on the block I started tonight with a Bernat yarn and quickly switched to aluminums as the Bernat grabbed too much. I think they will be fine for many yarns, just not the Red Heart/Bernat scratchy types.

There are so many things I want to learn - cables, lace, using 2 circs, Fair Isle, etc. I hope I live long enough to get around to all of them. ;-D




Fair Warning -

Tomorrow, Wednesday the 14th, is Cream-Filled Donut Day.

All of the Bavarian Creme are mine. I call Dibs.

So back off.



Okay...........You may have all the ones with white frosting.
But the chocolate iced are mine.

Seriously.

1 comment:

Jackie said...

I like peanut-butter filled the best, but I haven't seen anything like that in the mid-west. I wouldn't be surprised to find cheese-filled, though. *rolls eyes*

An aesthetic note, cyber-twin--please try another color than blue. I had to highlight to see what was written.