Archive | June, 2007

My first skeins of Koigu.

18 Jun

It had to be done. I’d been thinking about it forever and since reading about Gelato. Today, I was killing time before an appointment and needed some size 4 circs. Once I had those, I wandered over to the sock yarns in my LYS.

I have never knit with Koigu KPPPM. It seems like everyone has, right? Sometimes I can’t believe I haven’t. But I know why. Even though I’m sure it’s worth the price, I can’t often justify spending $24 for 2 skeins of it for a pair of socks – 350 yards of it – when Socks that Rock is $19 for 360 yds. And I can’t seem to find it any cheaper on the Internets. Who knows, though, this may be the beginning of Koigu-a-holic tendencies. The colors are all beautiful – I had a hard time deciding but I finally found 2 skeins of P505.

I think these may be destined to be Cookie A’s BFF socks. She used Koigu and I might as well try to make something with the yarn it calls for, just this once. It won’t become a habit.

Now to get them skeined up without the “help” of my kittens…



13 Jun

In the interest of trying to write my blog, I’m adding the link to Ravelry. Maybe I’ll actually write it then…

I’ve just been knitting up a storm – finished a pair of Wildflower socks out of Lorna’s Laces Buck’s Bar – they came out really great. I didn’t realize how good Lorna’s Laces yarn would feel on my feet- honestly, I’d never used it before, just bought it for other projects and hadn’t used it yet. Now I will definitely get to those Conwy socks.

I just started a Seraphim shawl out of Louet Gems fingering weight Linen Grey. It’s really pretty but I feel the fabric isn’t right – too loose – it seems slightly see through. Blocking may make all the difference. I was thinking of going down needle size just to experiment. We’ll see.

Of course, my Ravelry experience would be much better if I had a camera – I need(ok, more of a want) to get a digital camera. How do I not have one yet? Simple – I never have enough money or motivation to get one – I always think how much will I really use it? Do I want just a simple one or a fancy one? I really want fancy but simple is probably better. And how many MegaPixels should it have?