Saturday, October 22, 2005

New Toys

I did go to Boston this morning and got some new stuff to play with. I got a set of bamboo dp needles size 1-8, two hanks of GORGEOUS Mountain Colours wool and a skein of junky yarn to practice with.

The girl at the store offered to show me how to work with the dp's which wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. As soon as I got home, I pulled what was on the needles off and started over again to be sure I could do it. I knit several rounds and cast off and it's actually more fun than I thought it would be.

Now I'm off to find a sock pattern...I have one but it's just a rib pattern. I had thought stocking stitch would be better, I dunno. Maybe I'll work one sock up with the junk yarn to see what it looks like before wasting the Mountain colours yarn on it.


Dave said...

Hey, good luck on the DPNs. That's what I started knitting on, so anything else seems like a challenge. lol
Where did you shop in town? I was out and about at Woolcott, then over to Windsor Button, then to a bookstore to look for a knitting book, which i finally found. I love to shop for yarn and knitting stuff. I also picked up a couple of skeins of that variegated sock yarn. But, since I found a sweater pattern, I'm going to work on that first.

Jerry said...

I was at Windsor Button about 10.15 this morning :-) Haven't been to Woolcott yet, need to check that one out.

REALLY having fun with the dp's. I'm almost done with the ribbing on a cuff for this test sock. Dunno why I never tried these before.

Isn't the Mountain Colours yarn awesome? It feels so soft. What colours did you get?

I SHOULD be working on my Aran cardigan. Tomorrow is another day, I'm just having a hell of a good time with these dp's and don't want to put them down. I love learning something new.

KnitSteph said...

Have fun with your socks! They are very very addictive!