Needles. Sharp needles. Always for good and not evil, but a bit painful at times.
Do you remember the tv commercial that said “Pokin’ at ya, pokin’ at ya”?
|Ever since I started my No More Short Socks Campaign, I’ve been working on these babies – currently my own nameless design. They fit my two newest rules: toe-up pattern (no yarn wasted), and massive yardage (Fearless Fibers’ sock yarn has 550 yards!).
I’m knitting them on my most favoritest new needles – Knit Picks Options DPNs.
These needles are SHARP, and it’s getting painful.
|You see, I knit funny. I knit fast, but in a strange way. My friend Laura isn’t satisfied with using the traditional terms “picker” or “thrower” to describe how I knit, so she made up a word: “flicker”.
If you need to see this in action, I made a silent little movie.
Shooting this video was a bit awkward with the tripod in my lap, but you’ll get the idea.
|Because of my weird way of knitting, the index finger of my right hand brushes the tip of the needle on every stitch. That’s okay, until my finger brushes for like the billionth time. All of the skin is worn off of my finger by then.
Knit Picks Options have actually made me shed blood on my knitting. But they’re still my favorite.
What doesn’t kill me will make me stronger, right? I figure if I keep at it, I’ll eventually develop a monstrous callous, and I’ll never be injured again.
|Speaking of being poked with needles, Gus is undergoing acupuncture treatment for a neck injury.
He’s responding really well, and is nearly back to being the bossy little bastard I know and love.