This is not about the second sock syndrom, quite the opposite.
I've been in trouble for some while with my beautiful Lorna's Laces sock yarn. I complained before, 2,5 mm dpns do not work, nor do the 2 mm. This yarn is obviously made for US sizes, sigh.
See my sad attempts:
15 November 2005: Matahari socks by craftoholic (2 mm dpn)
5 Januar 2006: simple ribbing 3k1p after a tubular cast-on adventure, previously seen here
I was desperate. But then I saw the light. Respectively, remembered the good old saying never change a winning team. Well, here they are, my favourite sock teams.
Rib and Cable from Nancy Bush
And now Jaywalker from Grumperina.
[Excuse the crappy indoor/flashlight picture]
Not only does this pattern work with the 2,5 mm dpns, (which also speeds up the knitting!) - no! I was finally reassured after seeing the wonderful tigerish picot edge socksover at Amelia Raitte. Aren't those socks amazing? I am a little proud of myself for thinking about using the picot edging from November as a starting point for Jaywalkers as well. They will turn out great.
All this unusual enthusiasm comes probably a bit surprising, specially after this rather long absence from blogging. Hehe, it's all because there are finished objects to report here on sheepandnocity. Not today, be patient. I am fighting some serious hardware problems. But in all, 2006, after some troublesomeness in the beginning, seems to be an amiable year. Not only in terms of knitting.
But for those, interested in knitting news: Even here in Iceland the rumour spread that there is a new trend. Knitting! Ha! More precisely, the report was about a new (?) knit store/café in New York. A seriously hot place where people hang out for knitting and chatting together. With knitting classes for women AND men! Well, how exciting.. But it is, because they mention that this might be a good idea for Reykjavik as well. Since it is so hip and chic (of course, the usual quotes of Julia Roberts, Uma Thurman and alike knitting on the set) it is nothing the fashionable Icelanders will resist for much longer. You can see the short report (~20 sec) on the state's TV website. Just click here.
sunnudagur, janúar 15, 2006