Any day that begins with the children’s sermon at church having a live hedgehog as the centerpiece of discussion holds promise, so I continued with spiny things.
As I mentioned before, I recently purchased some sock-sized DPNs from Knit Picks just to try. This far, all my sock knitting has been on 2 circulars or on 1 circular using magic loop. Even though I’ve been using the circs, I have never knit 2 socks at a time because I like my sock projects to be very portable, and I find dealing with two balls of yarn to be more tedious than knitting a second sock.
Much to my surprise, I’m enjoying the DPN process. I have a tiny mistake in the ribbing, but that is due to the difficulty of knitting on the dark gray/black yarn at night rather than using the new needles.
The yarn is some that I have had for a long, long time—part of a bag of sock yarn that I bought from Elann when I first took up knitting again. I have 2 pairs knitted from this yarn purchase already—Elann’s “house brand”—and they are some of the most durable and most comfy that I own. By durable, I mean not only without holes but also with few pills and with no fading.
I knitted tonight through part of Downton Abbey; however, when the show became too emotionally intense, I stopped to watch without distraction. For anyone who is becoming interested in the home front in England during World War I, may I recommend an autobiography written by a woman who lived through it and served as a nurse. The book is Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain. There was an excerpt in a literature text I taught from a few years ago, so I became interested and read the whole book.