Shaggy Mane

Shaggy Mane

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Voyageur sock

As promised:





Materials: Trekking XXL, 75% new wool, 25% nylon; Knit Picks 6" wooden double point needles, sz 2.25 mm (US 1)

Humidity is high today and the yarn feels pretty sticky on the needles, so progress is slow.

LOVE these needles. Normally I break wooden needles fairly easily. I have had these for quite some time (ordered this past winter) and have used them for numerous socks, mittens, hats with no problems. They aren't even bent! I am very impressed with their construction. Lamination seems to be the key. They are made in India, so I am hoping not in a way that will make me regret their purchase.

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Took so long to post this a thunderstorm made it to Duluth and I now have a perfect excuse to get the knitting back out rather than walking the dog.

1 comment:

Chris said...

I'm impressed with their metal circs, too - the cables are awesome and a fraction of the cost of Addis.