Saturday, October 27, 2007


My Potter's Covers Sock Club Kit came yesterday!!! I got the first two shipments together (there's 7 altogether, one for each Harry Potter Book).
This is the Sorceror's Stone Colourway with the Hedwig Pattern and the Chamber of Secrets Colourway with the Heir of Slytherin Pattern.

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I've wound the first skein into a ball (I got to use my new swift and ball winder, thanks Mom!!!).... and you can see it matches the book cover really well!

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I'm a little more than halfway down the ankle of the first sock and will be starting the heel by tomorrow probably. (if not today)
I'm a little concerned that it might be a tad too big. Here's the situation. The pattern is written for a medium (which happens to be my sock size) and it calls for a 2.25mm needle... which I have in DPNs that I bought specifically for these socks.... Well, it turns out that I hate DPNs, or at least they hate me. So, after starting and ripping 3 times, I tossed the irritating little needles aside and went to find my circulars. Now, it just so happens that I have 2.0mm and 2.5mm... no 2.25mm. Normally I knit a little loose so I started again with the 2.0mm and it was looking too small so I ripped again and started AGAIN with the 2.5mm..... they're looking a tad big but I keep trying it on my ankle and its not too bad, but I keep second guessing myself. We'll see what it's like when I'm done I guess (I'm NOT ripping again, I'm too far along now!)
Wish me luck!!!

1 comment:

Marlene said...

I'm living vicariously through your experience --- as in: waiting perched on the edge of my seat to see how the yarn and the pattern stitch are working up.