Sock (alas, only one so far)
Schoeller-Stahl "Fortissima Colori"
2 US Sized 2 circs.
(Directions and pattern from Cat Bordi "Fortissima Fairisle Socks... for the Skacel Collection)
Plymouth Yarn "BOKU"
US Sized 6 circ (preference)
There is a great podcast called "Sticks & String" by David Reidy, an Aussie knitting bloke. This can be found at http://sticksandstring.wordpress.com/
Dave has done only 6 shows to date and all are pleasant to listen you. He has a definite male energy about his programming which I enjoy. In addition, he is doing a great job raising the profile of men knitters.
To be honest, I'd never heard a podcast before but now I'm very keen to hear more. He has links to other podcasts about knitting, a couple of which are by guys.
So, .... I am knitting a mock cabled scarf (LOVE IT By the way) and I'm knitting it out of patagonia nature cotton (color #210). This is where my trauma comes in ... I fell in love with the color-way at the LYS and I bought it. Well ...... It was on sale and there were only two left. I know ... I know ... I should never buy yarn on sale since I will NEVER have enough. *lol*
Now, I am on the verge of running out; I need about 10 more yards or so I think. Does anyone know how or where I can get an additional ball? I have been able to find it random places online , but I would like someplace that is known and can be trusted.
Traumatized in Maine
We changed the location of our Dallas knitting group, "Fruits and Fibers", to my bar for the first time last month.
My boss really got into the meeting and picked up a pair of needles and spent the night casting on and got the 'bug'.
Our next meeting is Monday and today Bruce, his partner, and this is true, turned to me and said, "I have got to go out and get Mike a pair of 'beginner' needles"; he was serious. (Bruce, that's what you get for growing up in Odessa)
I almost fell off my bourbon.