This is a Fleece Artist merino kit that I picked up at the Hand Weavers, Spinners & Dyers of Alberta Conference in Red Deer June 16. A yummy red that I couldn't resist. Raspberry, I think. Balled it up right away, did a swatch and started knitting on the recommended 2.5 mm needles, only to discover I didn't like the loose knit, so ripped and started again last weekend on 2 mm. So now it counts for the KAL! But not sure if it will fit me.
Really like the bamboo needles. They're nice and flexible. I can easily dig out a tight stitch. They do seem a bit dangerous, though, when you're riding a rocky bus and wondering if you'll be impaled. And they don't make a sound when you drop them, either. Drat! Did that once and had to hunt on the exremely grubby floor.
Nice red yarn!
So the goals this summer are:
- find a combination of yarn, needles and pattern for a sock that will fit me
- try the toe up sock
- try two circulars
- make a dent in the sock yarn stash I've accumulated this spring