In what seemed like the longest 48 hour wait ever, my itty bitty needles finally arrived! I have spent a lot of time whining about how I don’t want to use needles this small. I was resolute in absolutely denying they even existed. And now I think I might love them.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still going to complain about how small they are. Seriousleeeeeee?? 2.0 mm. OY.
But, this progress does not lie! I am loving it!
I have progressed rapidly. The beginning was terrible. I went with a Turkish Cast On. It looks awesome…yay for toe up! But the M1Ls and M1Rs were a test of my patience. The small size doesn’t help but the real issue is the kinks in the yarn. A dropped stitch doesn’t behave as expected when the yarn has a kink it in. It’s like backing up an 18 wheeler with a trailer. I’d jack-knife it every time.
Lucky for us, no one was hurt this time and once I got passed the first couple rows, everything got better! Everything is falling into place nicely now.
The yarn is a sock blank my Mom painted back in the summer! We dyed another sock blank when I was home for Rhinebeck,
I couldn’t make any more excuses. I want to wear those socks! A lot! This could be the beginning of a whole new era for me. I’m on the verge of addiction. The second sock will be the test. I’m not down with two-at-a-time so Second Sock Syndrome could be a problem.
Then again, I don’t mind if my socks don’t match, so maybe it won’t slow me down at all :)