Project

Calm Waters at Loch Ness

It was a crazy week, but I did get about halfway done with the second Nessie sock

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No Nessie sightings for this clue, but there are two children of Nessie on the foot of this sock.  Next week they should start to show up!

I have been on a real odyssey of knitting needles for this project.  Since they are worked one at a time, I decided to pass on the 2 circulars I would usually use.  So I started out with a set of Karbonz double points, but the ones I got were too long (I think 8 inchers), so awkward to knit with.  Then I tried the bamboo ones you see here, but I don’t particularly like knitting with bamboo or wood, so I bought some of those Addi Flexi-Flips, which were really tough on my hands.  The area you have to grip is pretty small, so you wind up with an unnatural grip.  I can see where they would have some uses, but I don’t think these are going to be my go-to needles. Bamboo wound up being the least aggravating option, so there we are.  I may try rubbing them with wax paper in an attempt to speed them up a bit, but we’ll see.

In yet more cryptid news, Lattes & Llamas have announced the next cryptid knit-along, Call of the Siren!  This one will be a shawl that will involve double knitting and mosaic knitting and will feature a mermaid 🙂  So naturally, my order is in!

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