April 04, 2005

Good and bad

Good: I finished the last pink and blue variegated home-dyed sock, making four in all, none of which match:


I’m ok with that, though. And if I decide I’m not ok, I’ll overdye them to even out the colours a bit. But I probably won’t.

Bad: I broke another Lantern Moon needle, rendering the set useless. I’d just started a sock from the home-dyed green yarn, and I guess I was gripping the needle too hard while picking up a couple of dropped stitches:


This means I can’t work on that sock until I get some more 2.25mm needles — this time either in metal or in much cheaper wood.

Back to the good: I’ve finished the sleeves for the Tintin sweater:


They’d be blocking right now, but Tigger got in there before I’d even finished pinning the second sleeve. I’ll have to wait until he’s gone before putting on the damp towel. (Tigger’s been following me around as I take pictures for the blog — this slowed down proceedings for a while.)

And, finally, more good: I think I’ll have enough yarn for the back of the sweater, and won’t have to put another picture there. I’ve weighed the back and the remaining yarn, and they seem about equal… we’ll see!

Posted by Aven at April 4, 2005 04:09 PM

Cute Socks! Just alternate them around. :)

Posted by: Dani at April 4, 2005 05:30 PM

LOL. Tigger, the Blog spokes-cat. I like the odd socks, pretty colours.
The Lantren Moon needles are not guaranteed? All Brittany needles & hooks are guaranteed for five years. http://www.brittanyneedles.com/

Posted by: Paula, Pandora & the boys. at April 4, 2005 06:01 PM

Dang re the needles! One idea: It looks like just a small piece at the end broke off. Try using a pencil sharpening to the big piece that’s left, and some fine-grit sandpaper. It may be a bit shorter than before, but I bet it’d work…

Posted by: Sara at April 4, 2005 09:11 PM

I’ll trade you for a complete set of 2.25 brittanys.

Posted by: laura at April 4, 2005 09:56 PM

oh that sucks! i’m just fortunate that mine havent snapped yet. seeing as how both you and laura’s broke, i figure mine is just a matter of time :(

Posted by: kelly at April 4, 2005 11:20 PM

I’m glad to see I’m not the only person who won’t move my cat :) Broken needles suck, I hope you get a new one soon!

Posted by: Jenn at April 5, 2005 11:15 AM

what a participatory cat! i have no interest in lantern moons anymore unless they’re 12mm. i still think the socks are great as is…

Posted by: jae at April 5, 2005 08:19 PM

I also broke one of my 2.25mm Lantern Moon needles. I love the points but honestly, the smaller wood needles seem to be too weak. The only teensy non-metal sock needles I’ve had any luck with are the 6” Clover bamboo.

Posted by: Cassie at April 6, 2005 07:46 AM