Tuesday, September 20, 2011
More Soctober prep
The last pair of socks I knit, for Leon, was an 80 stitch sock and I had a little bit of trouble with it coming off the ends of the needles when I was carrying it around in my bag. Also, my Signature needles sometime poke through my knitting bag. I have one of those Knitpicks cardboard WIP things, and I used it. It was great, but it's cardboard. I'm not a cardboard kind of person, so I decided to order a Knitizi. I ordered a 5 inch one in cherry wood, because that's the length of my Signature needles and I love my needles. But then I worried about what would do if I was knitting on the KnitPro DPNs, so I ordered a 6 inch one in African Rosewood. Nick was lovely to deal with, and they came packaged very prettily but it's the Knitzi's themselves that take my breath away. Such beautiful wood, so wonderfully crafted. I have noticed that my love for all things fibre is somehow taking me to an appreciation of wood - the different types, textures and even smells.
I'm very much looking forward to using these and as soon as I finish Idlewood it's going to be socks, socks, socks for me.