Monday, February 15, 2010
I'll check in again in about a month after I have read through every last stinkin' post from my new blog crush who I found via one of my long time favorite blogs (did I mention these folks moved to Palmyra?). Be sure to check out the exceptionally cool and very fresh Fashion on the Ration section. The ping back section took me to this post on darning, which I have been interested in as I am working up to a pair of socks. I figure I should know how to darn if I am going to spend time knitting socks. I have some of this heavenly stuff...to make socks from. I am disappointed that the color isn't showing up quite right, at least not on my computer. The color I have is closer to something just between cinnamon and paprika. Not orange, but definitely not red. It is luscious and has a particular sound when it goes through your fingers. It is an unmistakably silky scrooshing. I went in to ask a question about how to determine my stitches per inch when I am using a rib stitch (after 20+ years of piddling around at kitting, I am constantly reminded of what a novice I am) and the owner of my LYS (who rocks) told me I was a loose knitter (whoot!) and that I should change my needles to a size 2 and work from there. In the event that you are unfamiliar with knitting needle sizes, size 2s are roughly equivalent a toothpick. I figure it will build character. And really, someone is going to have to do something with all the yarn in the sewing room. Since everyone I know already has a scarf, I definitely have to branch out.