Originally uploaded by trillium knits
I messenged my sock pal on Ravelry already, but thanks again for the gorgeous socks and all the loot. :)
So Thursday, on my way out to Knitting at the Poulsbohemian, I saw my knitpicks order in the mailbox. I immediately ran back into the house to grab Celtic Collection so I could cast on Kilronan. (Sorry socks! I still love you really)
I knit up a gauge swatch on 3 mm needles and realized it was just a hair too big. I had no 2.75mm needles. It was 4:58 and the good LYS closes at 5. I called Amanda to see if she'd stay open a few minutes for me. Nooooo problem she assured me. (Have I mentioned Knitter's rock?) So I jogged down the street and bought her only pair of needles in that size.
Here's my progress since Thursday night, one repeat of the main pattern. I'm really loving how this pops in the nice sturdy wool. It's a dense fabric, but not too thick. With this underneath my motorcycle jacket this winter, I'll be toasty on those chilly rides to work.