Friday, June 27, 2008

I'm always the 'difficult' one..

So I completed the first lesson of the magic loop socks class and Voila! I have knit them both inside out!! I feel like a complete idiot! According to Suseeq- a moderator for Knitting Help, I am knitting with the needles away from me instead of toward me. This will take some getting used to. Since I have never knit anything in the round before, I was missing this vital piece of info. You live and you learn! (At any rate, I guess the worse that could happen is that I knit the entire sock inside out and have to invert. At least I have gotten the hang of the basics.)

In other news, I got to visit a couple of LYS this week while in PA. First I visited Yarns Unlimited in Sewickley as it is much closer to me than the Pittsburgh shops. It was a cute little store jam-packed with goodies and really friendly, attentive staff. I picked up a couple pair of Addis and was on my way! :)

Next, I visited Knit One in Squirrel Hill. It was much larger and very colorful!! My kids loved it! They gave Maddie some markers (big mistake for a 3 yo) and Brian some yarn and needles to keep them both busy while mom shopped. Brian wowed them with his seed stitch swatch and Maddie lost the caps to their markers (this is to be expected). It was a good trip and I picked up some supplies. I am so excited to hear that they will be opeing a shop in the Cranberry/Mars area. I love this shop, but with gas prices (not to mention the traffic) doubt I would venture to Squirrel Hill often.

I picked up 4 skeins of Nashua Creative Focus Superwash in Camel for a wrap I intend to make someday.. I also picked up some stitch markers (how do I always lose these puppies?), some Crystal Palace DPNs for an upcoming class I am taking from KnittingMitchie at The Fuzzy Lamb, and Knit Chek (gauge and needle size checker).

I picked up the gauge because I finally procured my beloved KnitPicks Options needle set. The only gripe: the size is not etched into the needles, so you have to either make sure the needles don't socialize with one another as not to incorrectly pair up -OR- keep your size checker handy. Since I cannot trust that I would be organized enough to sequester said needles, I thought the latter would be best.

I have also discovered that I am a needle junkie as well as a yarn junkie... I have Denise Interchangeables, KnitPicks Options Interchangeables, Addis, Crystal Palace, Lantern Moon, and even cheaper plastic, bamboo, rosewood, aluminum, & acrylic needles.. I love 'em all. Of course, I have preferences, but like any good mom, I would never let my needles know who my favorite is.

Awww.. so much to knit, so little time. ;P



  1. I knit inside out too when I knit in the round. Embrace your uniqueness! ^__^

  2. Don't feel so bad, I knit my first sock inside out and couldn't figure out why. My first mitten was knit halfway inside out and then the other half right side out, imagine :P

  3. Yup I was in the same class for the ML also. I felt your pain on knitting inside out. I am glad you figured it out.
    Love your blog and will add it to my others.
    Teri aka gingerbread


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