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knitting needle gauges

Mini-christmassock-knitting is happening around here. These teeny tiny socks are finished so quickly! Now that it's getting colder outside, my husband asks for super-duper-thick socks so he can survive working out in the workshop all day long. You would guess at a blacksmith's place it's warm all day, but it seems like the warm air does not want to warm the feet, but the upper parts only. Poor man, I think I'm about to break my yarn shopping rule (which says no more sock yarn!) and buy some sock yarn to make him some fairisle knitted socks with 6ply yarn or so. mini2 Today I made a new batch of knitting needle gauges. After my husband cuts them out and let the laser do it's work, the gauges get a sanding by hand and oil finish. I use camellia oil which is traditionally used......

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My knitting needle gauge made it into the german knitting magazine "Verena"! It's my first appearance in a printed magazine and I'm so excited. Take a look for yourself: I usually don't buy magazines very often, but my grandma did, because I was in it and WOW there are some pieces I would actually knit. I bought the Verena regularly some years ago (ok maybe 10 years...) and it changed a lot in a positive direction. There is a cardigan knitted in an Ikat-pattern - yeah right, it looks like woven fabric! - which I want to try out knitting. Additionally it is red, needless to say I fell in love with it at first sight. If you have a Verena Winter 2012 it's on page 40 and called Signe designed by Martin Storey....

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