Left to right: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in "Jewels," Louet Gems Topaz (i think in French Blue), and Colinette Jitterbug in "Jewel." The whole jewel, gems, jewel theme was completely unintentional. I started with the socks for Joe on bamboo needles. Then I got a major case of hand cramping and had to go buy some flexible needles. The cramping was better, but I knew deep down that it was time to turn to the dark side.
I watched this video about 10 times and before I knew it, I was knitting continental. I was knitting continental A LOT. I couldn't believe how fast it was. What the hell have I been throwing for all this time?
On a side note, there is a new yarn shop in our area. Sit N Knit 2! (or too! or two!) is now open in Wethersfield. FYI, they are JUST as snotty at this one as they are at the West Hartford location. I love one of their employees (Jodi), but the rest of them can go screw. I was in there for 20 minutes and they didn't say a word to me (I was the only customer this whole time). Then, two wealthy-looking women came in and the three employees that were too busy to talk to me fawned all over these two women. To my delight, the women told them they weren't knitters, they were just curious what kind of shop had opened. I left without my usual "skein of guilt." (You know how you always have to buy at least one skein so you don't leave empty handed--even if you don't want anything, you HAVE to buy something. Not this time.).