Monday, January 5

little needles

For some reason, perhaps to counter the albatross of my abandoned Metropole Coat, I have been knitting on little needles. Back in November I started a pair of Vinterblomster mittens for myself, but I didn't like the color scheme and it took me a few weeks to remedy that and really get into it. It's become my subway knitting lately, and I love it. Except that it seems I'm now out of lavender yarn.I know where I can get it, that's not really the problem. The issue is that I have so much yarn that I can make just about anything I wish, and there's no excuse for buying more. Thus these mittens are knit from stash yarn. (never mind that I don't need more than a quarter of a skein of lavender -probably less- and I don't want to spend $13+ just for a few yards of yarn)

So that's on hold while I bother various people on Ravelry who I see have exactly what I need. Someone out there must have the end of a skein of lavender Koigu, right?

In the meantime, I've started a sock. It's on little needles too. Actually, I had to buy another set of #1 needles since the first set is being used for the mittens. (I'm sure there's some sort of logic in the fact that I refuse to buy yarn but that I'll buy an extra set of needles. They were on sale.)Like the mittens, the sock is totally addictive. I seem to really like how color patterns unfold, and Noro sock yarn does not disappoint. These are a little more mindless, and I'm amazed at how quickly it is coming; I started it on New Year's Day. Aren't socks supposed to take forever? Or maybe it's the second sock that takes a long time?
Anyway, I'm smitten.

Edited at 12:21pm: I have located lavender Koigu!! A wonderful woman named Hilary is saving my mittens and sending me 1/3 skein of her left over yarn! Oh, I am so happy!

6 comments:

A Walsh said...

oo! oo! I love the Noro sock yarn!! I haven't seen it knit up yet, i was going to buy some Kaffe Fassett sock yarn to knit during my knitting group and lectures but I think I'll get the Noro instead... or both!

Lauren said...

I have just a wee bitty amount of lavender koigu if your Ravelry find doesn't turn out to be quite enough.

And I LOVE your striped sock. Noro has such beautiful colors, but I'm not sure I like the yarn itself...

t does wool said...

oh,I'm glad you found the koigu...look at you go with all the lovley knits!!

A Walsh said...

i got some noro sock yarn, do you knit with 2's?? 1's?? and do you CO 60 sts??

Friender said...

Ravelry is so awesome, isn't it? I love your sock!

jessicrum said...

It's totally different to buy needles... They are tools and can be used for all kinds of things in the future. Don't feel bad about needles ;)
I love the socks and the mittens! I'm glad you found somebody to help you out.