I inadvertently went off the blog/email radar this week. Last minute I found myself traveling to spend the week in Virginia, staying at my company's condo while I get some training for my new job I started a few weeks ago.
So, I will finish my trip next week with more pictures but because I only had 5 minutes to sit down and say, Hi! and I wanted to show you what I started this week.
This is the smoke ring pattern by Susan (she's having a half-price sale on her patterns this week, BTW), distributed as a kit with hand-dyed zephyr from Willy Wonka Fibers. I like the way it's knitting up but I foolishly thought I could start and finish it one week, I only have one word to say to that, NUPPAGE! This is my first time doing nupps, and the knit 5 TBL is killing me! Finally after about 50 of the darn things I've managed to create a system that works for me but it's still a slow process, I'm only 1/3 of the way done but I hope to power through and finish quickly. (Famous last words right? That's what I kept saying about rona!) =) And I guess I should answer the question that quickly springs to mind - well what needles are you using for these nupps? I ordered a set of the new range of knitpicks needles in the smaller sizes, it's a US5 - 16" needle and the tips are quite pointy, not as pointy as addi lace, but pointy. How about you, do you have any tips for nupps??
Have a great weekend!