Special Delivery

My knitpicks order came today! I was so excited. I got my ball winder. Yay! More on that when I use it. I managed to put it together though after having a little trouble with the table clamp. I haven’t opened my blocking wires yet…I think I’ll leave them in the tube they came in until I need them. I love my shawl pin….

The yarn I ordered is just so yummy!!! I definately see myself ordering more yarn from knitpicks, however I don’t know how much more the bank can take anytime soon.

You are looking at Stroll handpainted yarn in fingering weight from knitpicks. The colorway is make believe. It’s gorgeous! I have two skeins and I’m thinking I’m going to use it to make a shawl. I love the name: make believe. I envision a shawl made up with a pattern that reminds me of the forrest or fairies. The sunlight in the pics really shows the color well. It was bright and sunny today and 80 degrees where I live! It felt like a summer day until evening hit and it got a little chilly. I did have to turn the air on for a while today.

The first bunny blankie is done!!!!! The pattern will follow.

Let me know what you think…this is the first thing that I’ve knitted where I actually wrote the pattern as I went. It is super soft and cuddly. I think my son will love it.

I’m sick of the socks already. I cast on yesterday and knitted half of the toes…(toe up two at a time), ripped it all out and cast on again. This time I’d finished the toes and was ready to move onto the pattern and ripped it out. Today I cast on for the third time and I’m only a couple of rows in. It’s the needles’ fault….they are cheap and they suck. Basically to get gauge I have to use a size 0-1 needle and the cable on my circs is slightly larger than the needle itself. I’m having a terrible time moving the stitches around, and where I have to pull so hard to make the cable go through it’s putting stress on the parts where the stitches are on opposite sides of the needle and the stitches are ending up way to loose in those areas….looking like the socks have holes where holes aren’t supposed to be. I really do need to order some better circular needles….if anyone has any recommendations please let me know. So sadly I don’t have any sock pictures to share with you. Hopefully tomorrow I will….