29 June 2006

The Magic Loop

My Secret Pal 7 sent me this booklet about knitting in the round on one needle as well as a pair of Addis to practice the technique. She knew about my DPN hopelessness and promised that she would turn me into a sock knitter. Over the last couple of days, I have had time to sit down and try out the magic loop and, By Jove! I think I've got it!
The knitting of socks was never something that particularly appealed to me. I know it is a passion for some, but I've always considered socks to be something that come in black, white or blue and are purchased in 3-packs at Zellers. I did buy this Scheepjes Invicta sock yarn a while back for another project (that went horribly wrong), so I figured what the heck? I don't know yet if I'm a sock convert, but I am really enjoying this new way of round knitting. I will definitely use the loop for future projects like necklines and - joy of joys - wrist warmers at last!

I leave you with a photo, finally, of the red top I completed a while back. Some of you have seen it on me at pub night. Well, now that my photography assistant is out of school, we've had time for an outdoor shoot.

Ok. I wasn't going to do this, but I can't resist. Above mentioned assistant, aka; The Daughter was the winner of her school's Principal's Award for Student Leadership at her Grade 6 graduation. The award is given for enthusiasm, work ethic, role model qualities and general good eggedness. We are so proud of this lovely young person.


secret mcsecretson said...

Big congratulations to The Daughter!

The sweater looks great.

Can you send me the name and specs on your magic loop booklet? It's something I've been curious about but didn't know where to find instructions. Please and thank you!

Yvette said...

Hey SP. I emailed the deets to your 'secret' email address. I hope you read that address once in a while.

Needle Addict said...

wow, that sweater is gorgeous. Great job!!

krista said...

HI, it was nice to see you yersterday(and your smarty daughter too)

That magic loop thing looks cool. I've never heard of it until now.