Tuesday, August 28, 2007

What a pair!

An FO for you! A pair of socks (more or less equal in size). The second was a breeze to finish. It helped that my daughter was excited to have a pair and insisted I keep knitting.

Two size two Addi circular needles
Ocean Wind Knits, super wash merino
Started: Sometime in July finished August 27

As an aside I was doing some research into Cheingora and thought you might all get a kick out of this little feud between dog fur spinners. There are companies out there that will collect and prepare your dog's fur so you can knit with the final product. Seems there are some terms that have been copy written by one company. The battle has been a public one owing to the internet. Aw, technology, the modern day soap opera. Trademark law may never be the same. See Furever Creations for the details.


The_Add_Knitter said...

God what a totally bizarre feud! Thanks for that....and your socks look fantastic!

Lydee said...

Gosh, how incredibly petty! Thanks for a good laugh! The socks look good!

Yarnhog said...

Wow. I won't say "Now I've heard it all," because I'm a lawyer, and one thing I know for sure is that there is truly no end to bizarre disagreements. But I wonder if blogging about spinning dog hair is going to get me in hot water?

Congratulations on the socks! They look great, and those seem to be some happy little feet.

So Much Fun said...

Lovely socks dahhhling, lovely! That is very funny about furever, I love dogs and cats, but I am not sure i want to wear their fur...what if you got wet, imagine the smell!?

a friend to knit with said...

So weird, I stopped over a couple of times, and the photo would not show up.........couldn't comment until I saw the FO...and an AMAZING finished object! Yay, Yay, Yay on your socks!!! They are perfect!!!!

Huh, knitting with pet fur? now that would be a little weird....!!!!

Yarnhog said...

Re what I do about pooling: you can, if you're really determined to avoid it, knit with two skeins of yarn, alternating every other row. I don't like working with two balls if I can avoid it, so I just knit away and take my chances. If the pooling is bad, I pull back to a point where the pooling isn't bothersome, cut off about a foot of yarn, reattach, and reknit. This breaks up the color repeat and prevents the pooling from happening again--at least in the same spot!

lori said...

your socks turned out awesome. :) very sweet.