Saturday, January 9, 2010

Too Many Needles, None the Right Size: Knitting Frustrations

I finally got around to buying the wool for my next knitting project which is this ribbed hat for hubby. While visiting my mom this week, I raided her yarn stash for the small amount of yarn I need to stripe the hat. Eager to get to work on it this snowy cold Saturday, I needed to find 4 mm circular needles 60 cm long in my collection of needles.

You'd think in this pile of needles I'd find the right size.


I've got duplicate sizes. I even have a 3.75 mm circular needle. I could use it, because the gauge would still be okay with DK yarn I'm using. But, they are too long for the amount of stitches I need to cast on.

Oh well, looks like I'll have to visit my LYS and buy another pair to add to my collection.

Happy needle sizing!


Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

This happens to me a lot too- and I still don't get why - feel like I have knitting needles everywhere!