My new toys have arrived!
At the start of the week, I bought some new knitting toys, and they arrived yesterday! I’m so happy with them. From Knit Picks, I purchased a set of 8 inch DPNs Harmony needles in size 4, same in size 6, fixed circular in size 0, and same in size 1. The DPNs are for hats. Generally speaking, I prefer DPNs for my smaller circumference projects. I only have metal DPNs, which I love. I’ll pick metal over any other material any day, but with hats, there were just too many stitches and they kept falling off the needles. I’m going to try the Harmony ones to see if they’ll hold better. I really want more hats!
All that talk about DPNs, and I bought the fixed circulars to try 2 socks on 1 circ. Yep! I’m cheating on my DPNs. I’ve seen the technique discussed a lot, and curiosity has gotten the better of me. I’m just going to try it out and see how it goes.
But wait! That’s not all!
I also bought sock yarn from Damselfly Yarns. It’s the Dean Winchester colorway in Superwash Merino. I was just scrolling through Etsy one day and came across the name: Dean Winchester. That was it! I had to have it. I’ve been watching the show (Supernatural) since it first aired. To be honest, I think the colors match the character perfectly. I can’t wait to pick out a pattern for this yarn!
I’m planning a fairly relaxed weekend with a lot of knitting. Georgette the monkey is about halfway done, so still quite a bit of work ahead of me. She’s my top priority, even though I cast on Ellington Socks by Cookie A last night (oops!).