...by my stupid set of interchangable needles. Looks like we will be shelling out for some Addi Clicks at some point in the very near future, as the other-set-who-shall-not-be-named just completely crapped out on me. Which I'm a little upset by, because I've had them for a year.
I cast on for a project last night, and after painstakingly putting a few hundred stitches on the needles, the cable pulled out of the join. ARGH. At least it was right after the cast on, and not, say, 40,000 stitches into the project.
Anyway, I got the yarn in for one of the commissioned projects the other day. Here's the Berroco Campus in College Try:
The second picture shows the colors a little better, but it's still a little more orangey/browny than purpley than what's depicted. Anyway, lovely yarn. It's wool, alpaca and acrylic, and it's quite soft. I can't wait to knit with it, but I don't have any needles large enough to get gauge on this project.
I also ordered the yarn for my second commissioned project. I got some Rowan Lima, which is an EXTREMELY sexy alpaca, merino and nylon mix. The strands of the yarn are knitted together in an i-cord shape, so it is really light and lofty. Honestly, it has the weight of a DK yarn, and the width of a worsted. I'm looking forward to knitting with it.
So that's about it. Not much else to say, other than I'm a little apprehensive about shelling out $170 for knitting needles, even though I know I'll use the heck out of them.