Last week I stumbled upon a sale on yarn.com (WEBS). Lately, I have been trying to be on a budget. However, the prices were too good! I like WEBS as they have a good selection of affordable yarn and they ship super fast. I ordered last Thursday and my goodies were in my mailbox yesterday! Here is what I got:
Valley Yarns Huntington in Light Grey Heather, Bluestone, and Sunset ($4.79). This yarn is a merino wool/ nylon blend and quite soft to touch. I thought the Sunset color would be a little more orangey. In any case, it blends with the other colors just fine.
I also got 7 skiens of Cascade 220 sport ($4.75!) in Blue Velvet and Primaverra. This yarn is intended for On The Blue a simple pullover by Isabell Kraemer. I am in need of some sweaters so hopefully the yarn and pattern gel together into a beautiful creation😊.
Anything arrive in your mailbox lately?
The highlight of the week has to be my new needles arriving. I ordered a 47″ fixed circular needles (US size 1) from Knit Picks last week and they arrived on Tuesday. I selected these specifically to make socks two-at-a-time. If you haven’t heard of or gone on the Knit Picks website you need to get there ASAP (plus there is a sale going on!). I like the affordable needles and other tools they offer. Nothing beats knitting needles for around $5 a set.
My first two-at-a-time endeavor will be… the Business Casual Socks by Tanis Lavallee. It has been in my queue for awhile. I got out my leftover Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn (in Mustard) and got to work. The pattern calls for DPNs, but I really don’t like using them. So I decided to try Two-at-a-Time Magic loop.The guide on Jimmy Beans Wool has a video and written instructions. I love that internet videos are so readily available for all things knitting (yay technology!), but sometimes videos confuse me. The added visual support of written instructions is super nice. This method was a little tricky. It took me about 30 minutes to get my socks cast-on and to complete one row. I think the tricky part was managing the rather long circular needle. Since you are using two balls of yarn and the longer circular, things can get quite tangled. However, I got myself straightened out and now I have almost the whole cuff completed!
I can’t wait to see how these socks come out. Check back for progress!