July 28, 2005

Photo essay on gauge

I received a wonderful package from my secret pal last weekend. It included some Knitpicks Alpaca Cloud, which I've been dying to try in Tide Pool

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Still no plans for this. I swear I thought of something, but I didn't write it down, so now it's gone.

There was also a sock kit from Fleece Artist. I'd never seen or touched Fleece Artist yarn before. I couldn't help myself, before I even got a picture the wrapper was off;

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Then I had to wind it, just for kicks you know - not to start a sock or anything;

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Then I had to *erm* knit a sock;

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only took 3 evenings, on US 3's. Problem is it's too small. By a lot. So I had to do this;

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I've already re-cast on in the next size up. What I didn't realize was that the chevrons would pull in so much. This would have been the right count for a stockinette sock I think. I'm planning on taking these to Santa Barbara for the massive amounts of driving over the weekend, so I should have socks soon.

Thanks so much secret pal. Even though it didn't fit, it was a blast to knit. Now I get to knit 3 socks with this yummy yarn. I think I got the best pal possible, she (? I'm assuming here) is obviously putting a lot of effort into getting me things she knows I'd like, and I really appriciate the effort.

I leave you all with a small law student revelation:
You know the case you're reading is going to be great when you see the phrase "defendant's nephew/boyfriend" in the opening paragraph. I was not let down.

You're welcome! I hoped you would like the sock kit!

Your SP
Look at the bright side! You get to knit more with that pretty yarn! The sock looked great :)
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