Saved From The Fires Of Mount Doom


Finished Project!

Project Details:

Yarn: Sanguine Gryphon Little Traveler sock yarn, color is Penny Pot, NJ. Go check out her yarn, her colors and fiber bases are wonderful. This is superwash merino.

Pattern: What do YOU think? Same old pattern, 72 stitches around, top down, this one with a ribbed cuff. I put Wooly Nylon in the heels and toes.

Needles: 2.00mm Blackthorn needles. I like these, and the tips are absolutely the sharpest double points I’ve ever seen. I was worried that these would hurt my hands, since my one go-around with the Signature needles did (enough that I sold them), but these are fine.

Started: July 2010. I’m not kidding, even though it’s a bit embarrassing to say so.

Finished: Today!

For: Me!

What I Learned: Medical conferences are really good for finishing sock knitting! Lookie here at what else I did today:

In the spirit of full disclosure, I didn’t do all of that today. This was my Wintergrass sock, and I was about half done with the cuff before I picked it back up today. I ran into two other knitters today, one of them did her best to try to convince me that I should buy a loom. She also said that I shouldn’t Mickey Mouse around with a small table loom, I should go right to a huge floor loom, and I wouldn’t regret it if I did. Who knew that a medical conference could be that dangerous of a place?

Here are a couple of photos that show we’re still having fun. I have been going to all the meetings, since in fact that’s what I’m being paid to do, but we did have a great couple of days before the meeting started. We’ve also been finding some wonderful restaurants in the evenings.

More meetings tomorrow, then back home to rain and cold (I am assuming, I haven’t bothered to check the weather yet).


Saved From The Fires Of Mount Doom — 15 Comments

  1. No need to check. It’s the same old thing. We had a little bit of a reprieve today – just enough to taunt us. Mother Nature’s way of sticking out her tongue and saying, “Nya na na na na!”

  2. I’m just north of you on Vancouver Island and the past 2 days have been beautifully warm and sunny, although chilly in the morning. It seems that the rain will be making an appearance just in time for your return home.

  3. Friday was gloriously sunny…today the jury is still out. It’s looking like it might rain a little later.

  4. Yup, rain and cold. At least up here. Past couple of days were beautiful, though.

    Two different animals, table and floor looms. Space is a huge consideration. And I’ll put my two cent cents for a little rigid heddle as well for quick and dirty projects. I’m a bad influence, stick with me, girl, and you’ll spend more than you intended 😉

  5. LOTR segue gets me EVERY time!

    LOVE the socks. I received some of the Gryphon in a Phatt Fiber Box and I love it!

  6. Congrats on finishing your socks!! That’s great being able to combine a few days relax with the conference…and sun sure helps too.

  7. Finished socks? AWESOME!! I have/had (I think I took it all apart but can’t remember right now) socks on the needles for DH that I promised him 2 years ago. Obviously they are not done and I’m not sure they will ever get done! Too many things to do and too little time to do it all in.

    Do you think those blackthorn needles are worth the price? I’ve been looking at them but they are kind of expensive. The only person I know who’s used them is you…I’d really appreciate your honest opinion, other than comparing them to Signature needles, that is.

  8. Looks to me like medical conferences are just like CPA/tax conferences — knitting retreats with continuing ed credits 🙂

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