I need to do two questions today! Yesterday got madly busy, and today was, too, but tonight is nice and calm and relaxing, and I can finish up the week with a double post. Enjoy!
Revisit a past F/O
Bring the fortune and life of a past finished project up to the present. Document the current state and use of an object you have knitted or crocheted, whether it is the hat your sister wears to school almost every day, or a pair of socks you wore until they were full of hole. Or maybe that jumper that your did just didn’t like that much…
I’m sort of revisiting two past projects: My first socks ever, and my favorite socks ever.
My first socks ever were simple stockinette, top-down, flap-heel socks. Knit with Invicta Coloris, which was not a fantastic yarn but self-striped nicely with entertained me, and slightly loose around the ankles, they were my Very First Socks and I wore them to the end. Well, one to the end. It got a huge hols in the toes and repair proved impossible. Sad, considering the remaining sock is still very intact and wearable.
My absolute FAVORITE pair of socks, the ones I wear all the time and not a sign of wear yet, are my second pair of Jaywalkers.
I knit these a few years ago, from Regia sock yarn in the colourway “Canyon”. I made sure they lines up all symmetrical and pretty-like, and tried them on the whole way to make sure they fit right. They are dream socks. Snug, comfortable, warm, durable. Very little sign of wear yet, and I wear them as often as my store-bought socks. Easy one of my favorite, most-worn FOs yet.
So yeah. Socks. :)
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Next… today, Sunday! The Sunday given topic, a yarn you love, didn’t really interest me (I don’t love any one or two specific yarns, I love many equally) I decided to choose the wildcard topic:
All Tooled Up
Do you have a particular knitting/crochet tool or piece of equipment that you love to use? Maybe it is an old bent pair of needles that used to belong to someone special, or a gorgeous rosewood hand-turned crochet hook that you just love the feel of? Write about what you love it.
I loveloveloveloveLOVE my Denise knitting needle set.
I got it secondhand from a friend of a friend, in great condition. I was a bit skeptical when I purchased it, as I had never used the needles and have used some plastic needles before with little success… but I adore them. They warm to the touch and are just a bit flexible like bamboo, but with slickness like aluminum needles. The interchangeable-ness is so useful for so many projects, especially now that I tend to knit most straight items using circular needles. Now that I have a good interchangeable needle set, I never want to be without them.
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Knit and Crochet Week was a HUGE success! I had a blast reading other bloggers, commenting, and making some new e-friends along the way. I hope those of you who caught my posts enjoyed reading them, too! I did my best to crack my blogging knuckles and keep the posts mostly interesting. :)