A couple days ago (ok, maybe a week, time is flying) I got my new set of addi lace clicks, yay!!!
I put my pre-order for them about 6 months ago, due to manufacturing glitches with the brass coating the release date kept getting pushed back and back. They ended up with nickle-plated coats instead, just like the turbos.
I’m pretty happy with them, I don’t mind the shorter needles, specially because it allows for shorter cables. My only gripe is that they don’t seem as sharp as the fixed lace circulars for some reason. I was told they used the same mold for the tip, but perhaps the brass plating allows them to be even pointier. We’ll see what the general opinion is once more people get their sets.
I’ve finished some projects and started some new ones. I broke down on my yarn diet and bought one (JUST ONE!) skein of noro silk garden sock. Everyone makes such a big deal about noro that I wanted to try it out. I found it at the Tokyo fish market (of all places), they have several different kinds of noro there. Not a whole lot of color choices but I am hoping that they will bring more yarn. And for some odd reason their noro does not feel crunchy like the noro I have found at yarn shops. Perhaps they are getting the good stuff directly from japan? Maybe the noro normally distributed in the US has something added to it? Hmm… Here is the noro sock I started:
It’s toe up too… new skill! I’m alternating stripes with some leftover crazy zauberball, and alternating between inside and outside of the noro ball. I’m not sure that I’m happy with the results though, I wanted something more dramatic but the colors on this ball are so subtle. And starting the toe was a PITA! I need to look at other ways to start toe-up socks.
I’ve also started the lubov scarf from the brave new knits book. I had a few false starts using the lace-weight nammi yarn from iceland but it just wasn’t looking good, so I ended up using some knitpicks stroll sock yarn in the gypsy colorway that is much softer than the nammi. Pictures to come!