They're All Here
The Knit Picks Interchangeables came in on Monday.
They look good. Sharp points, smooth surface, pliable cables, nice joins. I haven't actually knitted with them yet, though, but I will soon. I do wish they had 16" cables, and size markings on the needles, though.
I'm still working with the dpns on the second Trekking sock.
The needles work up fast, and after poking myself in the leg with the needles (I have a little scar to prove it), I really like these needles. I'll give them an A.
I'm using the size 2 cables to work on the second Dreamcatcher sock.
I'm using a 16" and 24" cable to assist me in keeping up with the needles.
I'm liking the two cable method a bit more and the sock pattern as well. I'm finding this second sock (only my second with two cirs) much easier to knit than the first one, and I think the difference is more of a learning curve thing than the needles. While I have the concept down, I still haven't figured out how to place the needles for the toes just right yet.
I knit much faster this way, but I still like the dpns better. I feel I have more control--I just do.
I love the needles--fast, sharp, good cable and joins too. My grade: A
Overall, I agree with the Knitter's Review article on the Knit Picks needles. They are wonderful needles for the price. I like the feel of the Addis better, but the points on the Knit Picks are better if a little dangerous.
I like my Denise Interchangeables a lot, but the joins on the Knits Picks are so much better, and I'm just a fan of nickle plated needles.
Just A Little Greenery
I've had some requests to show some of the plants we've gotten from Pete's Herbs. Here's only a couple. We are running out of space around our little apartment for more plants.
Plants are a passion for Patrick as well as his family. When they get together, the conversation turns to plants very quickly, and they can go on for hours.
Patrick's really into succulents as well as herbs this year. He loves this collection.
I really like the lavender.
It smells so wonderful, and I plan to use it in sachets.