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Summer KAL Progress

Andrea Sanchez

I wrapped up a couple of big projects over the weekend so I finally picked my #KnittinLittleKAL project back up (Kid Chimera by Elizabeth Green Musselman). If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter then you've caught a few glimpses. I'm using Leading Men Fiber Arts in their Dramaturg base (100% superwash merino) in a color called Metamorphosis. And I am in love.

The yarn is perfect. Like so perfect it has me dreaming of knitting a sweater in a variegated color (which I would NEVER do, but maybe now). It's all greens and blues and purple. LOVE. 

What I did not love were the needles. Since I cast on on July 1st while I was in California, I had to pick up new size 6 needles. I purchased Hiya Hiya Sharps. I had not used these before but didn't think anything of it since my favorite needles are the Addi Rockets (also sharp). However, these seem much sharper to me. To the point that it almost hurt to knit. I am a thrower, so when I knit I use one finger to push my needle down. With each push I thought it was going to cut me! Maybe you like extra sharp needles but these were too sharp for me. And because of that, my project got started, then I let it sit around until I could finish this project and get my Addi Turbos back.

You can see that the Hiya Hiyas (on the right) and much sharper than the Addis, but I will say, they also weigh only about half of what the Addis do (5g compared to 9g Addis). So if weight is a factor in your needle choice, perhaps you would like these. 

Anyway, I'm almost ready to start the shaping on this project and then I'll be almost done! I better get my yarn wound for project #2! 

If you are participating in the KAL, be sure to set up your project page on Ravelry and post, post, post in the thread or on Instagram! Use #KnittinLittleKAL on Instagram, and the same tag on your Ravelry project. July participant winners will be chosen on August 1st.

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