cardis and things

Well, the top-down cardi is done! No pictures yet though, because it needs a nice long bath and some resting time. I’m a bit worried that the somewhat shrunken-cardigan look isn’t good on me – like i’m just wearing too-small clothes. We’ll see after it’s been blocked. Otherwise it may go to a smaller person. Who, I don’t know.

Let’s see, what else…oh, I started a sock with that Lorna’s Laces, cuff down, ribbed, and I’ll probably do an eye of partrige heel flap for some variation. I’ve got a bit of a sock secret – I’m intimidated by fancy sock patterns. So those of you who think that I’m fearless with my knitting, well, that’s my deep dark secret. Lace charts and teeny tiny stitches do seem like a bit much for me, but that’s not to say I won’t try them anyway!

So back to the sock. I started out trying to do a toe-up, then cuff down, on size 1 double points. They’re Pony Pearls, and both attempts were Not Successful. They’re just not pointy enough for me, plus I was getting ladders with the cuff down. So even though I know I should be doing them on smaller needles, I’m using the Garnstudio 2.5 mm circs. They just work so well. I’ve been trying to find suitable bamboo circs that come in smaller sizes, and the only other ones I’ve come up with are the Crystal Palace ones. I’m not opposed to trying them out, but after buying two needles that just didn’t work for me, I don’t know if I really want to shell out that $18. I also haven’t found a good place online to order them from that didn’t have excessively high shipping.

Does anyone want, for trade or buy via Paypal (cheap, make me an offer):
1. The Collection bamboo circular needle, 3.5 mm (US 4), 80 cm length
2. Pony Pearl size 1 double points

Both are in perfect condition, they just didn’t work for me. Let me know!

Pictures will come this weekend!






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