Sunday, December 14, 2014

Year of Projects 4: Stalagmite 01

KNIT. SOCK. LOVE. : BFF • Clandestine • Cusp • German Stockings • Gothic Spire • Hedera • In and Out • Lissajous • Marilinda • Mona • Monkey • Pointelle • Rhombus • Sake • Stalagmite • Stricken • Thelonious • Twisted Flower • Wedge

Admittedly there's not much to report on Stalagmite other than I've selected a yarn - Sock-Luck from Studio June Yarn in a colourway called "Wisdom". Hmmm ... not sure how wise this choice is though. The pattern is very intricate; unless the variegation plays nicely, it's not going to work. I guess I'll cast on and decide after a handful of rounds.

But I'd better not cast on until I've finished my Christmas knitting. I can't show you that: some of the people on my Christmas list read my blog! Despite my early intention not to commit to much Christmas knitting - very sensible I thought - as the clock ticks closer to Christmas, I'm plagued by all kinds of great ideas about what I could knit and for whom. It's pretty clear now that Christmas knitting will only stop when I run out of time. Somebody take these needles away from me before I make myself crazy!

Speaking of needles, I've done a little more shopping for my Christmas stocking, and it looks like I'll be test driving some Karbonz knitting needles on Christmas morning as well. Nina at Creative Yarns had nothing but good things to say about them so how could I resist? This buying my own presents things is working out awesome!


Gracey is not my name.... said...

I use Karbonz and love them! Yeah I picked up some yarn today for two gifts...but its bulky and will go fast!

Anonymous said...

Let me know how you like the Karbonz. I felt like I could feel where the black joined the silver.

The yarn you chose is very pretty. Hope it plays well with the pattern.

Anonymous said...

I decided not to do much Christmas knitting this year and well yeah, I'm in the middle of it as well! Hope you get yours done. I've seen the Karbonz over here and wondered what they were like. I've been tutoring my husband in what I would like for Christmas so I know my stocking is going to contain something yarny related, perhaps I need to do this picking my own present.

dottyrobins said...

Your Christmas knitting sounds like my Christmas 'frantic' hooking....good luck xx

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I hope the yarn plays nice - it's so pretty.

I wasn't enamoured with the Karbonz... I didn't like the way they felt when they rubbed against each other... but otherwise, the were a good needle.

Stefanie said...

I may have a set of those in 0. Have yet to test drive them as I haven't knitted socks for quite some time. I want to see if using 0's will make a cuff-down sock work for my chicken feet. I can't wait to see your Christmas FO's!

Kim said...

I hope you had a very merry Christmas and that all your Christmas knitting plans turned out as planned. I committed to and stuck to a plan with very little gift knitting this year--I found last year to be much too stressful!