Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Oh man.

I'd forgotten how much I adore my Addi Turbos. I have them in 12" which I used to use for baby hats until I got wise and started using the Magic Loop technique. (Note: I SO want to try this but I'm too caught in hats right now). I have some bamboo Addis which I've been pretty happy with, but SOMEBODY chewed on them (I'll give a hint, it wasn't the four-legged members of the family). So, I treated myself to a pair of Turbos in 40" today, and MAN, I just loooove them. They are so fast! I got most of the body of my apple hat done today. I, of course, want to run out and buy them in every size I might possibly need, but (a) I can't afford that and (b) I really want this set. I have the Denise set (hand-me-down from my mom, which I love), but they work less well for my hats. Since the Addis I got today are a size 3, this kit would do the rest for me quite well. Considering that at my LYS, the Addis are about $15, this would obviously make more sense, $$-wise. And I do have a birthday coming up!

So, I mentioned already that I finished the purple sweetheart hat. I'm not sure how well you can see the heart detailing in this picture. It's subtle, but nice.

I've finished a double-weave hat of my own invention, which is actually pretty cute! This is surprising to me, since typically the stuff I invent doesn't work well. These colors remind me of pastel mints; I just want to eat this hat up.

I also finished another DW dish cloth. Not my favorite colors, but I hope someone will like it. Okay, I wanted to load a picture of it but Blogger is not allowing that. Well, it thinks I've uploaded it, but nothing is showing up.

All in all, I've been pretty productive! I am wanting to get back to some of my own projects, and the woman who owns my LYS asked me if I'd consider making some adult hats for her hat drive for a local shelter (especially hats for men), so I'm thinking of hitting Michaels or AC Moore tomorrow and getting some bulky, not-too-expensive, manly yarn and knitting up a couple of hats for her.


Leslie said...

The knitpicks needles are really, really nice, and I'm buying them in lieu of Addis at the moment. :)

Knitting with a Purpose said...

Okay, I think you've sold me on them! I am knitting with my Denise needles right now and they're just not that nice! I'm doing many of my hats on 3s and the Knitpicks only go down to 4...but yeah, I think I need this set!!