9.29.2007

NEW STUFF

I've been shopping. I've been wanting to try out the Knit Picks Options Interchangeable set, so I bought them. Just three words...I LOVE them!!. The set comes with (from top-left to right): knitting needles sizes (U. S.) 4 - 11, a set of bags (3 bags with 2 in each one), a case to keep everything in and 24 inch and 32 inch cables (two per bag). The cable bags also has the key thingy to secure the cable to the needle and some rounds things that you can screw into the ends of the cables if you wanted to use them as straight needles.

I also bought the 40 inch and 60 inch cables. Again, there are two cables per bag.

This is a new afghan/throw that I'm making for a friend. I'm using my new options needles (40 inch one) and they're working like a charm. This is a Chevron pattern. It's king of hard to see the zig-zag effect until you add a contrasting yarn. I'll show another picture of the progress once that is added. It's going to be done in blocks of this color and the contrasting color shown in the last picture.

It's kind of hard to see the actual colors of the variegated yarn in this picture. The pictures were taken at night, using a flash. The two sets of colors remind me of fall colors.
I may be going out to dinner this evening at Red Robin with a couple of friends and then working on the throw later this evening. The weather is nice in the evenings and mornings now. Fall is on it's way and I'm really looking forward to it. This summer was horrible with the 106 degree(F) weather for a couple of weeks. Add the humidity to that and it was around 110. The rest of the summer was in the 90's. Enjoy your weekend.

3 Comments:

Blogger Prall said...

Great Blog. Nice to see another fellow Knitter. Keep up the good work.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Beverly said...

Welcome back to blogger land. It's great to see all the projects you've finished and those that you are working.

I've never knitted a warshrag nor an afghan. Knit whatever makes you happy. That's what makes it fun.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Andy's Crafts said...

Hey nice Needles, I have heard only good things about Knit Picks options. Your afghan is looking great. Hope you have a great night out.

12:35 AM  

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