Sunday, March 19, 2006

2 mm bamboo

Apparently, no pictures today. Even Picasa isn't working -that was the only way I managed to get pictures uploaded previously. Patience, Lotta, patience...

I started the second Jaywalker, and it reminded me of my maybe least favorite thing about working with these socks (as much trouble as they are ginving me, they better end up being darn nice!!). It is the 2 mm bamboo needles! Now don't get me wrong, I love working with bamboo needles. That is exactly why I picked out the bamboo ones, not something else. Somewhere between 2.0 and 2.5 mm must be where the bamboo just stops working for needles. My humble opinion is that they shouldn't even make them in the 2.0 mm size! They bend like rubber, and are very uncomfortable to knit with. I'm constantly thinking they will snap in half any moment now! Not a nice feeling.

But thankfully I only used the 2.0 for the picot edge (that I had a picture of, and can't post), and switched to 2.5 after that. Phew! I didn't frog the foot of the first sock yet, but I'm still thinking that's what I'll have to do.

I'm really looking forward to starting a project with the Filatura Di Crosa 501 Tweed -it knitted so nice and easy for the swatch! I need something nice and easy right now... soft and squishy -yum! I think it wants to be a cabled sweater. I haven't found the perfect pattern yet, and I might just have to come up with one myself.

1 comment:

lene said...

Hi!
And thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment, so I could find you...
I use 2 mm bambus quite often, am always afraid of breaking them but so far haven't managed to break one. Probably it is going to happen now that I mentioned it...