I finished the STR Korppi Feather and Fan socks - these were the February edition of my Personal Sock Club:
Pay no attention to the photo on the Knitting Stitch Per Day calendar, okay? I've already flipped it to tomorrow...I really did finish these on February 26!
Yarn: BMFA Socks That Rock lightweight in Raven colorway Korppi
Needles: Knitpicks Options fixed circulars, size 1.5, 16-inch length
Pattern: my corruption of Judy's Magic Cast On, my heel, and Wendy's Feather and Fan sock pattern (free on her blog).
Time to knit: Started February 1 and completed tonight, February 26. This was a little bit of a push because I also knit the Vest-uary Vest and have continued to work on my STR Valkyrie Seraphim shawl...I'm almost at the half-way point of Chart 2.
And yes, I have a BMFA STR obsession.
Just a couple of days ago, Wendy mentioned that she'd gotten a set of Hiya Hiya Stainless Steel circulars for her socks because she was having a time with her Knitpicks metal fixed circulars. Since I've been very worried that something would happen to my one set of KP metal fixed circs (which I adore) and the second and third sets I got from KP were all "tarnished" - or whatever - I thought, I'll order the Hiya Hiyas and see if I like them.
I ordered them from Knitting Today fairly late in the evening on the 23rd. They arrived today, and I asked for regular mail, which cost me $2.02! THAT is good service and good value (but the Hiya Hiyas are a little more expensive to start with! Well, $5 more, which isn't enough to quibble - not when the shipping was so inexpensive and FAST.) I love my Hiya Hiya bamboos, even if they do have Meezer teeth marks in them now!
I like the feel of these needles, tho' I haven't had time to knit with them...I'm looking forward to starting my March edition of the Personal Sock Club with these on Sunday! I'll let you know what I think of them once they're in my next socks!