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Yarn Porn

Yesterday was a happy day for me as I received 2 packages in the mail full of yarny goodness. The first was from Indie Dyer’s World of Warcraft Sock colors with my chosen November and December colors (along with an additional accent skein from November). Prepare for a bunch of yummy pics!

I got Something Finney, a murloc inspired colorway:

I love the autumn-like colors. But I had a hard time turning down the other choice: Rezzing Again, so I got an accent skein of that as well:

And my selection from November: Long Ears, inspired by Night Elves.

I was tempted to pick the other color which was inspired by Taurens, but I couldn’t pass up these luscious hues.

Then, I got a package from Blue Moon Fiber Arts containing a skein of Beryl so I can finish up my husband’s socks. Of course, I wasn’t able to just order the one skein I needed. It just so happened that a couple others jumped into the shopping basket as well!

Fire on the Mountain:

And a skein of Gypsum, which I think I’ll make into Leyburns eventually.

After receiving all this yarn I was excited to cast on for something, so I chose Long Ears and decided to start some Jaywalkers.

Unfortunately, last night I was made of fail. It took me forever to cast on… I had so many problems. I decided to do two-socks-on-one-circular, but it was so frustrating at first… I was using the long tail method and didn’t use enough yarn a couple times. Then I completely lost my ability to simply count the number of stitches I put on the needle. Then I kept joining and twisting, despite my best efforts not to do so. After this happened about 4 times I cast on each sock onto DPNs, joined, knit 3 rows, then transferred them to the circular needle (which, in itself was a feat).

After that, things went smoothly until I realized the socks would be waaay too big for me. The cuff itself was about twice the width of my ankle, and the rest didn’t look too promising. I had decided to knit the medium size based on the measurements given in the pattern. The problem is, my feet are big (size 9), but I have twigs for legs and bony ankles. So I chose the medium size to accomodate my feet, not realizing the cuff would be so loose.

So it looks like I’m gonna start over with the small size and maybe find a way to increase when I get to the foot.

Sigh… it sucks not making progress after wasting a whole night.

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January 26, 2009 at 4:16 am 5 comments


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