Friday, March 10, 2006

Friday Update

So just a quick update on my knitting for the week. The Dublin Bay Socks are progressing very well as I'm pretty much knitting on them exclusively. I'm so focused on sock knitting right now and the Lorna's Laces (in Seaside) is just so smooth and pretty.

I'm also trying out some Pony Pearl double point needles for the first time. Kathy from knitting GROUP recommended them. They are nice, but I still like my regular bamboo ones better...The Pony Pearl's flexibility is very good, but I like a pointier tip. I'll give them a couple more tries though just to be sure. It's funny how everyone has a different preference for needles.

Here's a close-up of the Eye of Partridge heel flap as well. It's not the best photo and the sock hasn't been blocked yet, but it gives you an idea of what a pretty slip stitch pattern it is.

And here's a not-so-thrilling picture of the Prairie Blanket I'm chugging away on for my friends' baby. The Cascade Sierra is pleasant enough, but I really prefer working with more elastic fibers, like wool. My hands get a little achey if I work on this for too long. I'm over halfway done now with one week until it's deadline, so I think I'll make it! (Then I can knit more socks...hehehe).

Tomorrow I am going to Wool & Company with Claire to take a class on Norwegian style knitting with Arnhild. The class is called Hats the Nor-Way. I actually bought the yarn and pattern from Arnhild at last years Stitches Midwest, but I hadn't gotten to it yet. Then I saw that this class was being offered and I thought it would be a great way to really learn how to work with two colors. I'm very excited to take the class as well as see the yarn store. All the details in my next post.

And thank you to everyone for your compliments on Sesame! I think she'll make her debut this weekend:)


Mothlady said...

I really like the colour of the Prairie Blanket, it will be a great gift!

janna said...

I felt exactly the same way about Pony Pearl needles - the flexibility was nice, since I worry about snapping my size 1 bamboos, but the points just weren't pointy enough. To each their own, though!