Monday, November 14, 2005

Got that over with...

I finished Sursa in record I can get on with the Christmas knitting. Like shopping during the holidays it's always tempting to buy stuff for yourself. I did that the other weekend in Half Moon Bay, now that that's over with I can concentrate on others. Same thing goes here. It was very fun to knit -- the color changes were intriguing and I loved the ruffle border. It called for 100g of Cash Iroha -- each skein is 40g so I had 3. When I got to the 3rd skein I did one row (across both short sides of the triangle) and then started the cast off row. I came within 1 yard (held double) of running out. Whew, that was close!
But did I start the Christmas knitting? Not yet. I went to watch my daughters ice skate and brought my sock, along with 2 circular needles and the book "Socks Soar on 2 Circular Needles" by Cat Bordhi. What's cool is the Sensational Socks book includes breakdowns for 5, 4 and 2 needles. I did the first one on 5 needles so we'll see how much faster it goes with 2 needles. I'm not ready to turn in my dp's yet, but I may purchase a couple more sets of 24 circs in sizes 1 and 3...and maybe some size 8 US for the Vogue shrug -- which I'm holding hostage until the Christmas knitting has started (as for the ends of the fairisle, what fairisle?)

1 comment:

Cris said...

Your Sursa is just beautiful. I can't believe how fast you did that!! Did you sleep at all?