My Jitterbug socks are on hold for a while. Believe it or not, TWO of my DPNs broke! I'm not a particularly tight knitter, and I've never had trouble with Brittany DPNs before, so I have to believe that these two needles were defective -- both of them bowed pretty significantly before breaking, and the other three in the set aren't bowing at all. Plus, I was only knitting stockinette with them -- it's not like I was trying to execute a p3tog or anything weird like that. I emailed Brittany, as they say on their website that they will replace broken needles, but I just hope that they don't think that I'm making the whole thing up! This was my first time using this particular set of needles, too, so it's not like they were well-used or anything, either.
I've only tried metal DPNs once and I thought they were almost too slippery, but maybe I'll try them again. I see that Knitpicks now sells a set of metal DPNs that include 2.5mm needles...
So, since I can't work on my current favorite project, I've been thinking about purple. August and September are the purple, brown, and orange months for Project Spectrum. Purple, as many of you know, is one of my very favorite colors, so I've been looking forward to using some of my purple stash during these two months. Will I get to all of it? I highly doubt it. :-) But I can dream!
This is *gorgeous* sock yarn that I got from Fearless Fibers -- I bought it on ebay but I'm pretty sure she's now migrated her store over to Etsy instead. I really want to work with this, but I can't decide what the perfect pattern would be.
Lorna's Laces in Amethyst Stripe. I think these need to be Jaywalkers. Or does anyone else have an idea for socks that look good with stripes?
Plymouth Sockotta. I think these want to be gift socks for someone.
Koigu. I reclaimed this yarn from a scarf that I'd been working on. It'll probably become socks now.
This isn't a very good picture of the color, but this Jitterbug is purple AND brown. Perfect! I also have some DK-weight Colinette Cadenza in this same colorway that wants to be a sweater -- I've been waiting for the right pattern.
And of course, there are other Sweater Quantities. The yarn above is Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk that is earmarked for Lara, and below is some Silky Wool in "plum". I want the Silky Wool to be one of the Elsebeth Lavold Viking Knits sweaters -- I'm just not sure which yet!
I also have some brown-ish yarn (though nothing that is actually Brown-with-a-capital-B) and, believe it or not, some orange yarn. So I should be able to keep myself occupied with this color triad!