I'm a Hufflepuff, and if you can't tell, my secret pal is in Ravenclaw. I'm really enjoying this swap, and, I should tell you, if you found the Hogwarts Sock Swap at the last minute, and weren't able to sign up, and hate it to the bottom of your non-muggley soul, there will be a second round of Hogwarts Sock goodness coming up in July. Yay!
Yarn: Koigu KPM, in silver and dark blue semisolids.
Opinions?: This was the first time I worked with sock weight yarn, and I'm finding the Koigu interesting to work with. I really like the tight twist, and the slight variations that show up in the colors. I do not like that it tends to split, but that might be becuase of my needles. I'm using a set of Boye dpns, and I have three words for them: Variable Pointiness Sucks! I've got one needle that is obviously less pointy than the others, and it makes it really difficult to do the increases and decreases called for in this pattern. I don't know if I'll do this pattern again. It's very pretty, and it works well with the stripes, but, the increases and decreases make it go a bit slower than my normal knitting speed.