Friday, May 05, 2006
Needles - I chose to challenge myself to a whole pair on dpns without breaking out the magic loop and I managed it. Its slower. My knitting fell off them in my bag. The switching needles thing is slightly annoying. Make that very annoying - who wants a fist-full of pointy sticks when sliding across the addi turbo cable is so smooth? There is one advantage - its easier to fix things mid-round. But that's about it. I think I'll stick to the magic loop.
Hedera pattern - nice. Decent lace socks. Like Pomatomus, but simpler. It's hard to find something to rave about in them - they're just, well, nice. That said, it's not exactly a fair test to compare with Pom's, and the lace pattern does look great considering how easy it is. Personally, I think the small lace repeats would look better with a short row heel, but I know some people hate the short-rows.
Yarn - Jaeger Matchmaker. Not the most durable for socks, but soft and warm with pretty good definition. It was left over from another project, else I would have chosen a grey. There is something stoney about that pattern makes me think it should be grey. Don't know why - I find non-green Pomatomi a bit unsettling too.
Next projects? A kate for a friend's toddler, and getting through some of my sock yarn stash with a bit of mindless jaywalking. I have a more interesting sock plan coming up, but that'll have to wait till my non-knitting life is a bit easier. Plus its secret. Shhh.