Thursday, June 4, 2009

Just had to Rant

Ok I had to share my frustration with all of you. This is the first socks I have tried to use my square needles with and THEY SUCK! Don’t get me wrong, I love the way they feel but it was taking me forever to get the stitches back on the needle to work them ( I am doing Magic Loop). The connection is so rough and the cables so soft that I had to literally pull on the cable while I moved each stitch over with my thumbnail!! I was thinking "okay I can do this" and trying to find a better way but not getting any progress. The last straw was that the last round I did I went to slide the stitches over to the needle and I was barely pulling on it and the cable came off thru the stitches leaving all but four of them just hanging free )(&$##$@#))+__&^^$$@!!&(. And so on.) So I run get my Knitpicks and put those stitches on it real quick so that I don’t drop any of them and then put the last 4 still on my needle on it too. Needless to say I then had to put the remainder of the stitches on the new needle and that was a trainwreck. I got it and have done three more repeats and it is fine now and I am going so much faster but I had to tell you.. Square needles and Magic loop are cause for much cussing and several shots of Bacardi!! Thanks for letting me vent. Hugs. JoyB

Monday, June 1, 2009

Incredible Socks

I have promised my dear friend Susan that I would post a pic of the socks and the sock she made for my tiny keychain for quite a while now and I have been so busy with travels that I have not gotten to it so here at last are pics of the Monkey's she made me as part of the Spring Fling swap and also a pic of the tiny sock and keychain. I can't thank you enough Susan. You are so amazing and talented. It is an honor to have met you. Hope to see you again next year. Hugs. JoyB

Scavenger Hunt Swap

My package arrived today from Danielle and it is fantastic. Thank you so much D for the goodies and for the laughes. I will starting on those amazing socks soon. Hugs. JoyB