Purple streak

Posted on January 20, 2009 by knittingpatterns4you | 2 Comments

This is the 2nd of 4 purple projects I'm "actively" working on right now! I do seem to go in spurts when it comes to color, don't I?

I posted when I started this sock (on November 10th!!) but haven't mentioned it since . . . notice I'm saying "sock" not "socks"? Yeah this is the only one I have right now, although the second one is already to the heel.

It would have been done by now had I not managed to break two DPNs during my commute last month and then been unable to replace the needles for almost a week. Now, if you're thinking "But Ivete, don't you have multiple sets of size 1 dpns by now?" you are, of course, correct. However, I couldn't find even ONE SINGLE size 1 double point when I went digging, and I even went so far as unearthing the DPN case I haven't seen since the move . . . and in it I found probably 15 sets of dpns, but no size 1's. If I weren't so compulsive I could have used on size 2 and probably been fine in the end, but I don't like to do that . . . although I can't give you a reasonable reason why it would be a problem. It just bothers me.

Hum. Seems like even 2 months later I'm still annoyed about breaking those needles!

In any case, I bought a replacement set of needles from Purl a few days later and went back to knitting, the second sock even went with me to several movies over the Christmas holiday (aside: If you're that last person who hasn't seen Slumdog Millionaire, GO SEE IT! Trust me!). If only I could learn to turn a heel in the dark, that second sock might be done right now . . .

By the way, I am still in total love with this color. Is it weird that part of me wishes I had "saved it" so that it wouldn't be getting "used up" by this project? Yeah, I know it's weird. It does kind of explain some things, though . . . namely the number of skeins of Koigu in my bedroom at the moment. But you all knew that about me already, right?

Posted in handpainted yarn, knitting, Koigu, Sock knitting

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January 24, 2009

ps the sock is totally kewl :)


January 24, 2009

Argh! I understand the frustration completely. And I’m sure you put the important stuff (knitting of course) in just the perfect place where you could retrieve it easily and when you look you’ve either forgotten where the perfect place is or it’s moved on its own. :)

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