Sunday, September 16, 2007

Froggin, a Monkey, Harmony and a Penguin

Well, after about a dozen false starts, my poor Sock it to Me pal has a sock in progress. Recognize it? Yep. It's a Monkey. I'm really enjoying the pattern, and the way the Knitpick Memories is working up in it. And yes, those are DPNs you see. Turns out I miss the little buggers when I stay away too long. They're the Addi 2.50 mm #1s I bought during the Sockza crisis. I like them too, but I think I'll be buying the lot of the Knitpick Harmony needles. Every size, every style... Seriously.




Guess what?! That color is also as close to accurate as I can get. It's a fun colorway, and I do hope it will please my pal as much as it is coming to please me. (For those of you serving as my confessors, pause for the SNOL at the irony of that statement. You've earned it.)




Of course, I couldn't stay away from Summer Daze. (More irony; it was in the mid-40s this morning. No Indian summer happening here.) If you click on the photo, you can see my happy, beloved Harmony circs. Honestly, had I ordered a larger size (these are wee 2.25 mm #1s), I think I would carry them around and/or wear them in my hair. They're that pretty, even with the diminished colorations in the wee needles. I'm not a metal girl anymore. I suspect my tried and true metal KnitPick Options will alway have their purposes (wool?), but these lighter, warm, little works of art have my heart. A couple of reviews on the Tofutsies group have challenged their use with variegated yarns, and I don't think you can get more colorful than this one, and I had no trouble at all. Now, I will have to set this treasure aside and focus - FOCUS! - on the socks with a deadline.


Friday night, I made an attempt to channel my inner scrapbooker. She wasn't quick to come out, but she did join hands with my not-so-inner shopper and swipe a couple of baby-related items so I can (get this - multi-crafting!) scrap my photos of the babies and blankies I've connected with my gifts this year. She did leap to the front of the bus during this little project. I love to journal in my scrapbooks, so a cute journal box is always a hit. My sweet consultant punched and cut out all of the pieces for each of us, so all we had to do was follow along with the adhesive of choice, but he's a doll. My stepson likes "pingwings" so it will go somewhere on a page about him.

9 comments:

Sue J. said...

Oh, those needles are lovely. I see that they are sold out of some of the options sizes already. If I wait too long, everything will be back ordered.

Holly said...

The socks are looking great and I still love the tofutsies with the new needles. I still think I am going to order some when they get some off back order, just in case I love doing socks. Mr. Penguin is absolutely adorable. Thanks for putting a post up so I could see him.

NH Knitting Mama said...

I don't know where you find the time... WOW.

Virtuous said...

OOh I so want some Monkeys one day!! :op

Is that he Red Hat yarn?? It looks much better knitted up! I like it!

SEE! I am SO glad you love the Harmony needles!! YAH!! :o)

LOL @ wear them in your hair.

You should get the circular set too when you knit on other garments!

Alana - Knit Wit said...

It didn't take you long to decide on those needles!! Now I'm gonna have to order some, too!

Devonshire said...

Yay for Monkey!!! I can't wait to see how it turns out. I really want to try that pattern out. Let me know how it goes. It is off to a great start. Very cute penguin.

Nichole said...

Great socks!
I frogged my Loopy Ewe anniversary socks twice over the weekend - I was so excited to start I completely skipped the part of starting with ribbing and jumped right in to the lace pattern - well, DUH... LOL

Sharon said...

Okay, don't you start talking wool and harmony too or I am going to have to ban you too like Jessi SNOL

The "pingwings" is adorable!!

Yarndemon said...

Oooohhh, the Summer Daze sock is wonderful!!!
Can you believe it, I placed a HUGE order for knitpicks needles right before the Harmonys came out!!! Ugh.... now I have to go & spend more money there! :)
Do you ever sleep?!