Monday, December 15, 2008
Today I completed my last holiday knitted gift: the Hand/Wrist Warmers from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. This is a fantastic book and I'm thrilled with how these came out--so much so that I think I am going to make a pair for myself. First, I will use the leftover yarn--Araucania Nature Wool, which is really pretty--to make myself a warm winter hat. My first choice: Knitty's Foliage.
Meanwhile, I am gathering up projects to take on our upcoming vacation to a warm and sunny climate. When I return, I'll talk about the big new afghan project I'm about to embark on!
One more thing before the holidays set in--I have been using my Denise Interchangeable Needles more often as I am juggling several projects on my needles. I've had a few incidents where the larger size tips have not locked into the cords properly. I have to say publicly that the Denise company provides among the best customer service I have ever had--they will guarantee and replace any needle tip with patience and grace. I have now replaced several sizes of tips, and I genuinely find that the company cares a great deal about my having a very positive experience using their needles. These needles may not be new or fancy, but they work well, are very flexible in terms of the number of lengths available (I've needed shorter lengths for hats, etc., and now a long length for an afghan) and are not metal, so are very suitable for flying. Kudos to Denise!