Welcome back, knitting-related blogs! There’s been big knitting news around here in the past few days . . .
For example, may I present, for the very first time, in their brand-new Needlemaster case, my Knitpicks Harmony Needles!
And because it’s their special day, here’s a glamour shot:
I was concerned that the needles would be backordered, as the website said, but even though the package didn’t arrive as fast as my Knitpicks usually does, I was pleased at how fast the order went through. When the package arrived, it was like my birthday all over again . . . in fact, I basically got to open this gift twice. As The Baron would say, “kick ass!” Thanks again to my Mom, who treated me to the Harmony set and the case as a birthday gift. I haven’t knit with the new tips yet, but they do feel like they’ll be durable: super-smoot and very light. I was concerned about the colors being too much . . . they are a bit over the top . . . but now that they’re here I’ve decided the needle tips look pretty, and the colors aren’t as loud as they seem in many of the photos (including the ones above).
There’s been some actual knitting progress as well. Moments ago I did the final weaving-in on my Elizabeth Zimmerman February Baby Sweater. It still needs to be washed and lightly blocked, and I need to add the buttons, but the knitting is done-enough that I marked the project “complete” on my Ravelry page. I hope to get it finished and sent off before the end of the week. Here’s what it looks like:
I used 1 1/3 skeins of Knitpicks Swish DK (in their undyed colorway, bare) on the sweater, and I’m thinking if I have more time this week I might try and knock out a hat or some booties to match. On the other hand, I am looking forward to getting back to color and the Tangled Yoke Cardigan . . .