When I read your all’s congrats I feel all warm and fuzzy! Thanks for celebrating with me! cloud9
I downloaded Saartje’s booties, and got some gorgeous yarn at my favorite LYS (Knitch). It is Frogtree Pediboo washable merino/bamboo sock yarn, very soft. A deep taupe for the “sole” and a soft blue for the tops, very near/identical to the colors used in the pic DD sent me.
Am still working on the afghan for DS’s GF, which is coming along well now that I have figured out what to do to keep the yarn from tangling.
I ordered a “yarn stranding guide” from KP which I wear on middle finger, so I can control tension with pointer finger. It took me some playing around with to get it right, but it works like a charm to keep strands from tangling.
The second thing is (and Sandy, I didn’t believe it til I tried it) was, because the Cottonease is “super twisted” - I had to pull the yarn from the OUTSIDE not the inside! The third thing is to just put all 3 balls in a paper shopping bag to keep them together - allows them to flip over when needed, since its feeding from outside. :happydance:
I was getting SO frustrated, and I’m so happy to have that problem solved! I actually bought replacement yarn I was going to dye to get the right color… but now I don’t have to - not sure if I will keep it, its very cool, Tahki Montana very chunky wool, 2 st/in.
Gotta go to work! :whoosh: