Interchangeable Needles

Since Friday seems to be the “all about knitting” blog day, I want to remind you of two posts I did about interchangeable needles. This one was done before I got the Addi Clicks. The Addis are the ones I reach for first, then the ChiaoGoo or Hiya Hiya. I suppose some folks don’t like the interchangeables and they are a bit expensive but it’s so nice to have every size you need, and any size that you find  yourself using more, extra tips or extra cables can be purchased.

If you think  you might like the interchangeable needles, and if you can afford them, or if you can add them to your Christmas list, I highly recommend a good set of interchangeables.

Nicole's First Socks

Nicole’s First Socks

Nicole is turning into quite the little knitter and I just bought her a set of the Addi Clicks. She got this far with her first socks without having to rip back. It took me probably a dozen tries to get that far when I first made socks.

When I go visit them next, Vince told me to stay as long as I want to stay . . hmmm . .  Nicole and I are going to knit non-stop, except when I’m snuggling with Addie.

 

On the Needles – August 15, 2014

Good projects with good progress this week. On the Grass is a wonderful sweater! I’m thinking I should call it a vest and say I’m done but it still gets sleeves and a bit of ribbing a the neck.

On the Grass

On the Grass

I love the texture of the double seed stitch. The yarn is Malabrigo Rios and it’s one of my favorites. I love how the colors wanted to pool but just never quite did it.

On the Grass

On the Grass

I struggled a bit with getting started and I still feel there’s a part of the pattern that’s confusing but I figured it out. It’s a perfect fit and I can see this being a pullover that I wear almost everyday! I think I’m going to make another one . . maybe dark gray . . something I could really wear with everything . . or maybe I’ll just  finish this one first and worry about the next one later.

Also, I’m working on another test knit for Laura Aylor.

Test Knit for Laura

Test Knit for Laura

This is going to be a great, lightweight, basic cardigan with interesting pockets and elbow length sleeves. This is another pattern that I can see having in several colors.  This one will get a lot of use here where we have such mild winters. Once the pattern is available for purchase, I’ll be sure to let you know. The yarn for this one came from the stash and it’s Madelinetosh Pashmina. Color is Dr. Zhivago’s Sky.

Helper in the Sewing Room

My time in the sewing room today was spent photographing and logging in my Wollmeise yarn. It’s out of control and maybe just knowing how much I have will help me to pass up those Wollmeise updates!

Yarn Box

Yarn Box

The minute the yarn box was on the floor, Boots was in it checking things out. Several times I took him out, threw his ball across the room and entertained him a while but he always ended up back in the box.

Box of Yarn

Box of Yarn

I figured if I put the lid on the box, that would keep him out and I could just open the lid and toss the yarn in after it was photographed but no . . he made himself comfortable on top of the lid. So much for opening the lid and tossing in the yarn. So, I got a second box and whichever box he was not on, I put the yarn in that box and in the end, I was able to combine in all into one box . . barely!

Yarn Inventory

Yarn Inventory

In the end, I ended up with several pages of yarn.

Yarn Inventory

Yarn Inventory

All the Wollmeise that I could find has been photographed.

Wollmeise

Wollmeise

Now I will begin uploading all the pictures to my stash on Ravelry. And, I hope I’ve convinced myself that no more Wollmeise can come to my stash.