Sunday, July 22, 2012
would I not realize that she doesn't do anything the "normal" way? It would be like being surprised that she's using garter stitch or that I would have a sidekick while crafting.
The sweater is getting enough stitches that I thought it was time to switch to a circular, but the only circulars I could find were shorter than the combination of my 2 straight needles, which would have made the problem worse. There was a weak moment when I started looking at needles online, but then I thought, "Wait! These are size 7s--there is NO way I don't have more circular options," which led to a one hour sorting and inventory process on Ravelry of my circulars and DPNs, and:
I had never thought to put my needles on the Ravelry inventory page as I didn't really see the point--or was afraid of the results...one of those two--but I think this will help me keep straight if I need to be looking through projects for needles or if I truly don't have the needle size. I didn't figure out everything--I'm not clear exactly on how many sets of my favorite size 1 dpns I actually have, but it's at least 3 maybe 4, but they're not a brand I see all the time any more and they are my absolute favorites (Susan Bates Quicksilver) for socks, so knowing I have 3 or 4 sets probably won't deter me from getting another set or two in the future. I have some wooden sock needles, but I don't ever use them. I love wooden needles in general, but size 1 wooden needles just scare me. They're slightly thinner than toothpicks or bamboo skewers, and how many of those have I broken, and they aren't $15-$30 a pop. I will save them for lace when the need for less slippery needles overrides my fear of breaking them--just as soon as I'm dumb enough to knit lace on size ONE needles.......................