Monday, March 30, 2009

Broken

For some time now my sock sized bamboo dpns have been bent into a somewhat drastic arc. The arc was bugging me as I knit along, forcing me to hold the needle slightly differently to compensate. After knitting the heel flap on my first Pomatomus sock, I decided to try it on, perhaps snap a picture. In the process of jamming my foot through, one of the severely arcing DPNs snapped in twain!


While this is a little frustrating, as it slows down sock progress, I am not all that heart broken. The bend in the needles was bugging me, and I was starting to want a more slippery needle anyway. I hopped onto Knitpicks, and ordered their nickel plated DPNs in the sock making sizes (US 1 and 2, for me) , as well as a circular pair of US 2 needles so I can have a good go at magic loop. My one magic loop effort failed miserably, but I think it is worth mastering to help avoid laddering.

Last week, I headed to SoCal to visit friends (and local yarn shops, of course!) Here is my belated long weekend/mini vaca photo montage:

Balboa Island

The Getty Villa


The Getty Villa

Balboa Island

Balboa Island

1 comment:

Stacy said...

Great photos and woohoo for new needles. I stocked up on a few when one of my LYS had their going out of business sale.