Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Somewhere In That Pile

You'd think that somewhere in that pile of circular needles I'd have the right size and the right length for the log cabin blanket wouldn't you? You'd be wrong though...I went through that pile three times to reassure myself that my wonky eye (yes it's still not good) didn't miss anything.

Alas, I did not and I'm frustrated. There's a ton of money invested in those needles and not one was the right size and length combination, including two new very expensive Addi turbo's, sigh...

The blanket is now at the stage where 132 stitches on a 24 inch needle is crowded and makes it hard for me to handle. After hinting for the last two years to all and sundry about the options needles from KnitPicks, that I wanted to be gifted to no avail, I finally ordered them for myself. Now I just have to wait patiently for them to arrive.

Meanwhile, the blanket grows slowly. It is pretty mindless knitting, just a plain old garter stitch. But it is a good stash buster.

There are as always socks on needles but I'll save those for another post. Oh yes, I think I saw a moth this morning and we all know what that means.



Blogger Brenda said...

I was on the hunt also for the needles that I bought to start a new project, but I got lucky and found them. I really like the blanket. I have started one similar but mine just has one color and is for a baby. Sorry your eyes are still not as good as they could be. It sucks not being able to see well. Without my contacts I am legally blind. I hope there is something that can help you.
A moth is never a good sign is it?
I found one also recently. Yikes..

July 14, 2009 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger ..... Carmen said...

I'm so impressed you are tackling this blanket - I had one knit up for Grace as a baby blanket. The gifter said it gave her carpal tunnel - lol. You & the Harlot get all of my praises for knitting this blanket! I know I wouldn't have the patience...

July 15, 2009 at 12:25 AM  
Blogger Rositta said...

Brenda, once the Options needles arrive all problems will be solved, except for the mindless knitting.
Carmen, I've already got carpal tunnel, one hand has already been operated. I find this blanket gives me sore shoulders though so I take lots of breaks and knit socks and other stuff. I just had too much of this wool lying around. Seemed like a good idea at the time, now I'm not so sure...

July 15, 2009 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Rudee said...

I have to warn you that the same thing happens with the KP Options. You'll go looking for the needle size and cable, wondering where they could have gone. In my case, they're probably all holding stitches on an abandoned project.

Watch those joins on the options-they tend to come apart; a potential disaster in the making if they're holding hundreds of live stitches.

I'm loving your log cabin blankie.

July 15, 2009 at 10:44 AM  

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