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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Drive-By Blogging

A really fast and furious post tonight, as I'm very tired and want to get to bed before 11:30, if possible!

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!


Blogger Birdsong said...

Yay for another great pair of socks! I love STR too, and almost had Stephanie pick some up for me at Stitches, but I am not as fond of sock knitting as you... I am so proud of you taking on your first 'garment' this month too!

11:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing that a pattern like Feather & Fan, when rendered in multi-colors, is so "granny-crochet", yet when knit in charcoal it is elegant. Congrats on a great pair of socks!

12:17 AM  
Blogger Tan said...

The socks are super!

9:28 AM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

What beautiful socks...congrats on getting them done so quickly! I can't wait to see the pick for March! :)

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Very nice socks! Mine, alas, languish on the needles. I've been distracted by beaded cowls and stuff.

By the way, I can't imagine that you corrupt it all that much. :-)


12:02 PM  
Blogger Plain Jane said...

I love that Raven colorway.. I think I may use the feather & fan on this latest pair of socks after being inspired by your pair. {{{HUGS}}}

2:43 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Those socks are gorgeous! I love the colors :) and I can't wait to hear what you think of your new needles!

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Lea-Ann said...

Thanks for the link to our website and for ordering from Knitting Today! We try to be fast, competitive and only charge actual shipping. I'll be anxious to read more about how you like/don't like the needles. Lea-Ann

6:57 PM  

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