Monday, March 09, 2009

Be there, be square

So, it's daylight savings time again. That doesn't particularly bother me since I live my life on cat time. I either got up at 3AM or 4AM this morning. I'm already thinking about when I can go to bed tonight. But anyway that's not what the picture is about, except I had to use a flash since it's still pretty dark. Plus it's overcast.

I got some more dpns. Square ones from Kollage. I've started yet another pair of socks. This time in Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn. I like the needles partly because I could get them in a 7" length. I don't like them as much as the Signature ones I got for my birthday. These I purchased with my own dwindling supply of hard earned cash. I don't notice the squareness when I'm knitting with them unless I consciously try to. The stitches stay securely on the needles. I think I'm getting back into metal needles, especially for socks. I have some trouble with K2tog when I'm working at sock gauge and am always apprehensive that I'll break one of the bamboo needles. I haven't yet but I feel like I have to be extra careful. The new Signature and these Kollage are strong enough that I don't think I have to worry.

Something else new. The New Knitting Stitch Library by Lesley Stanfield. I'd never heard of this book until I saw a reference in one of Charlene Schurch's sock books. Anyway, it's been on my wish list for a couple of years and I finally got it for my birthday. I haven't spent much time with it as yet but it looks pretty good so far.

1 comment:

lexa said...

Interesting needles. I am boring and always use metal for socks. I do have bamboo needles in the straight needles only. Love the color of you socks, too.

Animals like to put themselves first, don't they? Especially cats. Jewel got Hubs up at 4 this morning for a drink and to go outside. Maggie never bothers for anything through the night. I hear the cats howling sometimes through the night. Don't know most of the time what it's about, they always have food and water. I think they just want to hear themselves.