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Location: Northern California

Monday, October 15, 2007

Mystery Yarn

I got this yarn at a thrift shop, and started using it for a scarf for a friends birthday in November. Of course I'm running out, half way through the project, and of course there was no ball band on the yarn. can someone help me identify this yarn, so I can find another skein, and finish the scarf before the November 5th birthday!?

Friday, October 05, 2007

Trekking Socks and Harmony Needles

I finally got my new Harmony KnitPicks DPNs in the mail and in spite of my determination to finish up other projects before casting on anything new, I couldn't wait to get home and start a pair of socks on these needles. Selecting sock yarn from my stash was tough, but I settled on Trekking XXL in the #76 colorway Berry. I'm a huge fan of Trekking sock yarn, and I was so anxious to give these new needles a go, I didn't even bother to wind the yarn into a ball, I just plopped down and got at it.

I'm using my usual 64 stitches k2/p2 rib for as long as I feel like doing it, then just plain stockinette, with the usual heel flap. for Kicks I think I'll do a star toe.

Now about those Harmony Needles -- WOW!!!! They are smooth, lightweight, 6 in, (perfect length for me) and so darn pretty. I think I have new favorite needles. I haven't tried the Harmony circulars yet, but the DPNs are perfect.

Photo's of my SOCK in progress to follow.