WIP Wednesday: Tool Talk

Look! Progress! I’m working on Expeditious 90% of my knitting time. I can finally say I’m totally enjoying the knitting. You’ll notice the ChiaoGoo package. This shawl calls for a size 5 needle and until the mail arrived today I was making do with a circular needle that was more of a corkscrew. The cable was so tight and curled that I had to knit with a loop of it in my hand. After a few rows I knew I’d never get the shawl done if I didn’t upgrade my needle. I quickly ordered one and the minute it arrived I slid the shawl onto it. What a difference a quality tool makes!

The other 10% of my knitting time has been spent with the sock but I think I’ll save that for tomorrow.


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16 Responses to WIP Wednesday: Tool Talk

  1. Your shawl is getting just beautiful! Lovely colors 🙂

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  2. Anne Donovan says:

    I’m liking this and I’ve downloaded the pattern ready for my next free time. I’ve loads of yarn……..

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  3. Colleen says:

    I’m sure you know this trick, but have you ever tried uncurling the cable by holding it over steam, like from a tea kettle? works like a charm for me….:)

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  4. I do like Chia Goo. However I have fallen in love with the Kollage square needles!

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  5. Knitting definitely does go much smoother with a needle that cooperates. The Chia Goo needles are on my list to try.

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  6. chrisknits says:

    Glad you are in a happy spot with the knitting. I am a product knitter. I will slog through a knit if I really want the final product. But there has to be a certain level of satisfaction with the process to sustain my happy, so I guess 65% product, 35% process.

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  7. So glad things are coming together for you and this yarn. I’m never happy unless I can knit on straight needles, but I do recognise that I probably have been put off by bad circular needles.

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  8. I seriously love that yarn. I can’t get over those gorgeous Maleficent colors!

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  9. Stefanie says:

    Yay for knitting a pattern you love.

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  10. salpal1 says:

    I have heard those needles have great cables! The shawl looks very nice, glad you like it!

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  11. I finally found some Chiagoos a couple months ago and love them as I replace needles/buy more, they are the type I will seek out first from here on in.

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  12. AJ says:

    Tools make all the difference!

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