Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Darling little swatchlet.


This is just too cute to be just a swatch. I don't know if you can tell how small this is, but I'm getting over 9 spi. NINE. You all might not know this, but I have a terrible problem with gauge -- I knit fairly evenly, but loose. I'm just way too relaxed. So I generally have to go down two needle sizes and this is on 00s! ZERO ZERO, dudes and dudettes. This is like knitting on unbent paper clips, and I do not mean those big honking ones you use to hold all your receipts for the entire year.

But it feels right for the yarn. This is Kraftie's fabulous handspun, and I know I should probably make it into a lace shawl, but I just really, really, really want socks out of this yarn. I am pretty certain (because of the long color runs) that the two socks will not match. I'm sure I'll have to knit them toe-up so I don't run out of yarn. I'm sure I'll be sad about the 00s before I am done. But. I want these socks.

7 comments:

trek said...

You're right. There is no sense of size here. Nine sts to the inch isn't bad. But the socks go on forever... Good thing we like the knitting!

.: tani :. said...

00's?? i cringe at the thought...i've impaled myself with my 00's so i have them safely put away. if you don't want to use the 00's, could you double the yarn and make footies?

Earin Marybird said...

Toothpicks! Actually, smaller than toothpicks which are more in the #1 or #2 range.

I'm glad you're so relaxed. I take it no giant sinkholes have opened up near your home.

ashley said...

hey.. I would make socks.

jae said...

i vote for socks...00's or not.

April said...

I've forgotten your e-mail addy again. Anyway, this hat is SO you.

http://ysolda.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=3

And rumor has it you can make it with just one skein of Mmmmalabrigo!

Melinda said...

Man, I can hardly knit with regular zeros without bending them beyond recognition. I'd hesitate to attempt OOs. But it's looooovely yarn, and if socks make you happy....