Jaywalkers. Once I turned the heel I went from size 2 needles to size 1's. I ordered KnitPicks circulars, one each of sizes 1, 2, and 3. So this is my maiden voyage and so far I really like KnitPicks (it is the one with the purple cord). I have used Addi Turbos up to this point but I noticed that they are not pointy enough for some projects - they push the yarn instead of going through the stitch. I think I will order 3 more KnitPicks in sizes 1, 2, and 3 so that I have a pair of each size. I like to knit my socks magic-loop style, each sock on its own needle, and I like to knit them at the same time. (I have tried 2 socks on 2 circs and 2 socks magic loop, and I have found that doing it this way suits me better. ) I tend to knit one part of the sock, like the cuff, and then go to the second sock and do the same thing. This helps me to knit the socks the same way and it prevents me from getting second sock syndrome.

Underneath the socks is the beginning of the mosaic sweater. My plan A color combination did not work and so I went with plan B. The colors needed more contrast to make the pattern pop, otherwise the pattern looked more like random stitches. I do not care for it as much as plan A, but I will still like it and will wear it. I think of it as chocolate and violets.

I like Valentine's Day because I like to celebrate the love I have for my family. I am a single mom with 2 teenagers. It is a day when I can gush affection on them and get away with it. This Valentine's Day I had a surprise. First thing in the morning before my son left for school, he surprised me with this beautiful bouquet in one of his handthrown vases. It made my day.

The lighting is not very good (either too much flash or not enough), but I wanted pictures of my flowers anyway. Mmm... they smell good.


At 2/17/2007 , Blogger MollyKnits said...

I have been thinking about getting a couple of knitpicks needles. Think I'll do that now.

Love your pottery vase!

At 2/19/2007 , Blogger Susan said...

Your sons throwing and glazing is fantastic.
Lovely Jaywalkers, and great colours.

I've not been able to comment due to Blog gerrrrrrrr not working for me.

Hopefully I will be able to de lurk now.


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