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.