JAKE – same as last week.
I should warn you. This is a bit of conversion story. No, not in the way you might think. A conversion within the realm of knitting. For here, today, I must admit: I am officially converted to Magic Loop.
Although I’ve spent the better part of my years of knitting proclaiming my aversion for this method, and the overall superiority of DPNs, I have to be out in the open with my switch. Yes, dpns are more old-fashioned and therefore more up my alley, and yes, I would certainly still use them. I have a bamboo set in every size, so I’m not likely to chuck them away any time soon.
However, faced with the choice of learning how to do Magic Loop or not knit at all for a week (I was away from home, and only in possession of a 40″ US 1 circular, I decided that some knitting was better than no knitting, and began casting on. Last week at this time I had got very far, but I am just about to cast on the second this afternoon, and I can definitely say now that I will probably knit all future socks with Magic Loop. In fact, I have big plans on learning how to knit two at one time (tried and failed already, but have renewed determination now that I feel comfortable with ML).
The sock that I’ve completed is lovely and snug in all the right places, and if I can get moving on this second one then they’ll make a fabulous gift, I hope.
When it comes to books, this week I’m still reading Henry Green’s Loving. I’m actually really enjoying it, which is completely not apparent in the eight sentences a day I manage to get in. I don’t know why I’m being so slow, but it’s a really great novel – such great dialogue and characterizations. I’ve got to get moving on it, though – in two weeks I fly off to Newfoundland, and I don’t know how the McGill library would like it if I take their books across the country. Hope they won’t revoke my diploma!
Linking up with Ginny for this week’s yarn-along. What do you have on the needles this week?