Thursday, March 20, 2008

Good Mail Day!

Look what came in the mail! The new issue of Cooking Light and... my Knitpicks Harmony knitting needles, complete with extra cords, little taggies to keep track of needle size, and 3 metal circs for socks. I've been coveting the Harmonies since they first came out and I saw the pretty colors. When I finish the Dad Sweater, I get to use them as a reward!


Speaking of knitting needles, I have made two disturbing discoveries. I do not own a pair of US #6 circs in a 16" length, and I also do not own a single pair of US #2 circs. Many sock patterns call for size 2 needles, but with my skinny ankles and slightly loose knitting (I used to be a tight knitter, what happened?), 2s are too big.
Now I want to knit socks for Mr. Batty and need the darn needles. I guess I'm taking a trip to the LYS on Saturday...

14 comments:

Jo said...

Ooh... crab cakes. Now I'm hungry.

Lauren said...

I love the harmony colors too!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

I love my option needles...but those harmony ones are so pretty!

Zonda said...

Yum, crab cakes! Darn, I hate it when I look at all my needles, and don't have a certain one I need! Pretty needles :) Gosh...I'd hate to have to knit on 1's and 0's all the time..bummer..(I have 0's, but still have never used them..)

cpurl17 said...

You're going to love those needles!

(I seem to have a zillion, yet there's always that ONE size I don't have!)

Bezzie said...

Nice!

But your #2 dilemma is exactly why I DIDN'T buy the KP needles and went Needlemaster instead. They go down to a 2.

Michelle said...

I love my Harmony set.. but don't wait too long to try them out. You may need a few tips replaced. I had one that didn't attach to the cable properly and one that came out of the metal hub. Of course they replaced them right away, but still... you wouldn't want to be all ready to cast on and find that you couldn't :(

Bonnie said...

Ooh, congrats on your Harmony set! I have a few fixed Harmonies and some cables and tips, also a few dpns. I love the tips, and the surface too--it's great for slippery yarns.

I agree with another poster--try them all out right away, as unfortunately, there are duds. I had one tip snap while trying to attach it to the cable, and another tip that had a rough spot in the lamination. KP is great about replacing--just call and tell them and they'll send out replacements ASAP. You don't even have to return the problem part.

sgeddes said...

I don't have the full set of Harmony needles, but I do have a few and like them very much.

I haven't set down to read my issue of Cooking Light yet - but I really like that magazine. ALmost everything sounds pretty good and is easy to make.

Lick My Sticks said...

I swear if I can't buy that set of Harmony DPNs soon I'm going to flip out. Want.so.bad.

Carina said...

You're going to love those needles. They're like buttah, and they just feel so lovely in the hands. I've seriously considered selling some of my ebonies to help pay for an entire Harmony set, and that's saying something.

Bobbi Newman said...

ooooooh I love those Harmony needles! I have the original KP set and I've been buying Harmonies when I need to add to it. They have great points!

Rebel said...

I just got my first pair of harmony needles & the nickle plated ones too... I haven't tried them yet but I'm excited to.

A good mail day indeed!

LadyLungDoc said...

If you can magic loop, you don't need any 16 inch circs!

Why not just add stitches to the sock rather than upside the needle to make the sock bigger? With a smaller needle you get a sturdier fabric anyways.