Saturday, June 28, 2008

KnitPicks Options Harmony Wood

Long title for an AWESOME set.

I finally bought down and bought this set after about 3 months of research, mostly because they offer 60" cables, and I wanted them to knit blankets!

They are slicker than Clover Bamboo needles, but have more grip than Boye Aluminum ones, so they are perfect in my book.

I've found that I really like having projects on circulars because they are easy to put aside on a moment's notice and put up, then come back to later. I made sure that I figured out early which side my yarn tail would be on when I went back to my project to avoid issues!

I bought this kit (pictured), a set of 60" cables (you get 2 cables for 3.99), a set of size 13 needles (for my Rainbow Afghan), the ID tags (so that you know what size needles you were working with in case you have to put a project aside for a while), and the view sizer (because the size of the needles aren't imprinted on them (the only complaint I have so far).

I've currently got 3 projects going on my KnitPicks - Hollie's Scarf, my Blue Multi Afghan, and my Rainbow Afghan.

All in all I am very happy with my set. I have only had them come unscrewed once, and after I had tightened them with the key it didn't happen again (hand tightening wasn't enough). The cables have very little memory, like the reviews that I read stated. An A+ all around! I only wish I could afford more and find a nice binder to keep them in!! :)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Flickr Meme

The rules:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

1. What is your first name? Amy
2. What is your favorite food? Chicken Fajitas
3. What high school did you go to? DeWitt
4. What is your favorite color? Cornflower Blue
5. Who is your celebrity crush? David Boreanaz
6. Favorite drink? Dirty Martini
7. Dream vacation? Maui
8. Favorite dessert? Brownies
9. What you want to be when you grow up? Astronaut
10. What do you love most in life? Tigger
11. One Word to describe you. Kind
12. Your flickr name. Aredhel (because Aredhelstar didn't yield results)

[[Edited because Jenni said I HAD to have my answers up.]]

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Starting up!

Well, I'm pausing from adding my projects and yarn to Ravelry to make a little post. I got quite a bit up tonight! :)

About me - My name is Amy and I started knitting about 2 1/2 years ago when my mom gave me a set of knitting looms. This last Christmas (2007) I finally graduated to needles and now there's no stopping me. I purchased a set of Knit Picks Harmony Wood Options Interchangeable Circular needles (along with 60" cables to make blankets and I LOVE them. Now I just need more 60" cables...

Now playing: OneRepublic - Stop & Stare
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Going to get this thang started. Hello world! :)