The astute among you will note that I’ve started a list of book appearances over in the sidebar. The first one is, of course, at my home away from home: Knit Happens. I’ll be signing copies of my book there on Saturday April 29 from noon until you guys get sick of me. Kristine mentions my book-signing event in the spring newsletter — here’s the link to the newsletter in pdf format. Be sure to read it, because Kristine says nice things about me.
About the socks: are those 5″ or 7″ dps? I have switched to 5″ and really like
them, but they only seem to be available through mail order.
The needles are Addi Natura bamboos, and they are 5-7/8 inches long. They claim to be 6 inches long, but I measured them and they fall short by one-eighth of an inch.
I’ve got some 5-inch Brittany Birch dpns that I love, but they feel just a smidgen short to be using for this sock. It’s a man’s sock, so it’s a bit on the large size.
Some of you may remember how I used to knit all my socks with Pony Pearl dpns. I started this sock on the size 0 Pony Pearls and switched to the bamboos almost immediately. I may have regained some sock mojo, but I have no Pony Pearl mojo.
Miss Sandra asked:
Tell me, I have learned how to use 2 16″ circulars to knit seamless mittens, my totable project of choice, and I believe I learned the technique from Knitty.com,and I LOVE it, I use it on sleeves, hats, you know, small circumferences, but you seem to prefer double pointeds. Any particular reason?
Any particular reason? Is “because I loathe using two circulars” reason enough?
Seriously, though. I tried the two circs method and just didn’t like it. I can move from dpn to dpn far faster than I can from circ to circ. And I don’t like having the ends of the circs flapping in the breeze. When knitting in confined spaces (like squished in a seat on the train), that can be a problem.
We’re Having a Heat Wave
I finished the second sleeve of Dungarvan.
But I’ve not started assembling the sweater in preparation for knitting the bands. It was supposed to have reached 80 degrees today — and 80 degrees is predicted for tomorrow as well.
I’ll wait til it cools down!