My yarn came yesterday. Very exciting. It seems like forever since I received a box that contained yarn. There was also some new Harmony needles in there. I got the size 5 tips and DPNs (both size 1's and the a size 2 set.) I am sure that by now you have all heard the hype about these needles. I really like working with bamboo or wood needles, so I decided to try these. They are pretty and smooth. I did start my Cutaway gauge swatch with the tips. I did a few rows and the needles are nice. Slippery but not too much. I am not in love with them right out the gate. I will report back when Cutaway is done. (that is if I get gauge with these needles) As far as the DPNs? I will report back tomorrow. I am going to give a set a whirl tonight. The finish reminds me of the clover bamboo. I am not expecting to get blown away by these.
While I was very happy to get my yarn, I was kind of shocked. It was black. I thought that I had ordered a dark gray. I don't know why. The colorway is called COAL! And coal is black. I really wanted to make this in dark gray and was having a hard time finding a DK weight wool yarn in a dark gray that I liked. So when I saw this on the knit picks site I was excited. Maybe it was my mind playing tricks on me making me see the color black as dark gray. Or it could be the anti-glare screen over my computer. I went back today and check. Sure enough it's black. Black as pitch. Black as coal!! But it's all good cause I like black. In the fall and winter I tend to wear a lot of black, dark gray or light gray. So It will fit into my wardrobe. I am just hoping that the dark color won't be a problem finding stitches and such. I can't wait to cast on tonight.
*On a side note. I just wanted to say that up until the end of the post I hadn't noticed that I was spelling gray with an E like in Grey's anatomy. I did go back and fix them all.)