What is up with them?
Last week I pulled a brand-spanking new set of Crystal Palace dpns outta the package (when finishing up my bucket hat) and the very first time I inserted needles into yarn, two long splinters came off one of the needles.
Then on Friday, a splinter came off the tip of a new Crystal Palace bamboo circular that I had been using (and carefully storing) for five whole days. Huh?
I have some Clover bamboos that I’ve been using, oh, forever. No problems.
I’ve fixed the point of the circular with judicious use of an emery board. The dpn splinters came off the shaft of the needle, not the tip, so they don’t affect the knitting. So I won’t bother to return them. But the damned needle has a groove in the shaft now and looks bizarr-o.
Crystal Palace, you have gotten on my last available nerve.
I finished my second throw, this one in the sideways stripes pattern. I’m quite pleased with it!
This was my own made-up colorway. Some Velvet Bilberry and some Monet Colinette yarns, and some non-Colinette mohair (Plymouth Outback).
The fringe seemed to take forever!
I matched the fringe yarns to the stripes rather than use the fringe yarns randomly and I think it looks really nice. The finished size of the throw is approximately 45″ by 60″.
So now, I’ve returned to the Liam pullover for a while. I’m tired of seeing it in my list of WIPs. hopwfully I can make some progress, though I’m not very far along on it.
I picked this up over the weekend.
Lots of fun little patterns in there. My toe-up sock pattern is in there as well. On the first weekend in April, 2005.
Critter Knitters Update
Liz worked overtime this weekend and updated the blankets received page. Wow! I know what a huge undertaking this was. Go check out all the very cool blankets!
The lovely and talented Froggy (yes, she is both, and apart from that, she has the biggest-ass knitting bag I’ve ever seen — tee hee hee!) has made a Yahoo Group for the Klaralund-Along! Go here to sign up for the group.
Lucy Sez . . .