Strega's Needles & Hooks

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Friday, December 01, 2006

Sock Wars are over!!
Since the hostess, Yarnmonkey,
changed the rules right at the end, it was fairly obvious that a knitter
from the United Kingdom would win. And so it happened.
Worse yet, I still haven't received my 'socks of doom' from my assassin.

Therefore, I made my own from Paton's Classic Merino
on 2.5 mm dpns in a heathery green, my favorite colour.
I just finished them 5 mins ago and I like them!

Also OTN are Pomatomus. I'm knitting these for
a friend who will send me canned salmon in exchange.
Oh, how I love and miss canned salmon!!

The dark blue alpaca will be the Snowflake Lace socks
from MagKnits. I swatched the yarn 4 times, including once with
1.75 mm pdns. Yowzers, is that hard on the eyes!
I hope it works now with 2mm dpns & a 66 st cast-on.
This yarn seems to stretch quite a bit (probably from the bit
of merino in it) and doesn't have much memory. I'm hoping
that my calculations will produce a sock that will be loose enough
to get over the arch, but snug enough that it won't sag out of shape while wearing.
I hate frogging so it better work this time round!


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