Friday, March 13, 2009

Darn Pretty

Well, Joe LOVED the kitchen. He took a minute trying to figure out what the heck happened, but he finally caught on. He even surprised me with a dozen roses the next day! Little did he know, I had already rewarded myself for a job well done. Somebody's got to stimulate the economy; might as well be me, right? I decided I would finally let myself get some of those Darn Pretty Needles by Grafton Fibers. They are sooooo expensive normally but they were having a great sale on their Bubblegum Stripe sets, so I got a couple to try them out. It took me about 5 seconds to decide that I wanted more. I instantly got inspired to finish my socks made with Lorna's Laces in Black Purl:
And I had a gift certificate to Creative Fibers that I needed to use, so I got some of their newly-in-stock Malabrigo Sock yarn. Between the Malabrigo and the DPNs, I am in sock heaven!
I did end up getting more sets of the Darn Pretty's, especially since they came out with size 2.5. If you you use wood dpns at all, I would highly recommend trying these out. They are so smooth and velvety, they don't hurt my wrists when I work with them, and since they're only 5 inches long, they don't snag at the sleeve of whatever I'm wearing while I'm knitting. And they're on sale! How can you resist? ;)


Robin said...

The socks are really nice! I never heard of Darn Prettys before - good to know!

Karen said...

I can't knit with 5 inch needles. I am always losing the stitches off them. I don't know how people (you) knit with that size! :)

Love the newest socks!

Marjorie said...

Those are nice needles, and I'm off to check them out.

The socks are lovely.

My mother once painted our entire apartment while my dad was away--a brand new color. My father realized only weeks later that "something looked different". So Joe is quite an astute guy, for a guy. I suspect my DH would follow in my father's footsteps, and my son would never notice.