My current work in progress:

Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry, knit from Miss Babs  Kaweah in the Parchment, Old Gold, Petrified Forest, and Espresso colorways, using 3.75mm and 4mm needles.

Happy October

Wow, it’s hard to believe that it is October already, huh? September just whizzed by (thankfully).

Here’s the latest sock:

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This is knit from Shibuiknits sock yarn. The color is #3115. I’m calling this pattern “On Hold Socks.” Why? Because I doodled up the design while I was waiting on hold on the telephone.

I just love to multi-task.

Mystery Fibers

Here is this week’s installment of mystery fibers from Miss Clara.

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What do they look like to you?

(At the end of the game, all fibers will be revealed, fear not!)

Earth Shoes!

Yes, I am a fan of the Earth shoes. The negative heel does take a little bit of getting used to, but I’ve been wearing Earth shoes exclusively since last spring. The ones pictured yesterday are the “Dharma” style, which I also have in black. I have the “Allure” style to wear to work. In a couple of different colors.

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Can you tell I like ’em? For someone who is having back issues and has difficulty walking, I highly recommend the Earth Allure shoes. The strap is elastic, so they are slip-ons (no bending to buckle a strap). And they stay on your feet. Gotta love MaryJanes!

A Needle Question

Michelle asked:

What type needles do you find last longest, are most durable, and yet nice to knit with?
I currently use #1 and #2 inox…. which I do like alot, but continually bend… I recently purchased a lovely set of #1 rosewoods. They cost me $19 and lasted 4 days before 2 of them snapped. I have used the knitpicks but I find them to be a little heavy. I know it seems silly that these little things seem heavy… but arthritic hands feel each mili-ounce Any suggestions?

The needles that last longest and most durable? From looking at the picture on your blog, I’d guess you are asking about dpns. I don’t have a lot of experience with metal dpns — very rarely use them. But I can tell you that I used Pony Pearl dpns exclusively for sock knitting for a long time — and never even bent a needle. They were very durable.

What do you all think?

Lucy Sez

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“My Auntie Mary gave me another wonderful toy!”