Sleeveless

But not for long. I finished the body of my Raspberry Vodka Lemonade, and we’re on to the sleeves. I have 105 grams of yarn left, so I think we’re in good shape.

The pattern calls for knitting the sleeves on dpns. I have and love my Brittany birch dpns, but I want to keep using the Lantern Moon ebony needles I’ve been using, to avoid any gauge issues due to stickier/smoother wood differences. I don’t have ebony dpns in the correct size, so I thought I’d try using two circulars.

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(late night picture taken with iPhone, sorry for goofy exposure)

What’s that you say? I should have four needle tips? Well, I did when I started! But I was reading blogs while knitting, and I must have picked up the wrong tip. Suddenly I had a free needle, and a wacky loop of cable with no way to reach the next stitches. Oops.

This is the second time this has happened this evening. Maybe I’ll use those dpns after all.

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6 responses to “Sleeveless

  1. It’s nice to know that even the knitters I look up to have their knitting issues!

    Thanks for sharing the TNNA trip. One of these days I’m going to attend one. It looks like you had a blast.

  2. LOLOLOLOLOL!!! I’m totally laughing WITH you in a been there sortof way. :) Nothing like happily knitting along and then DOH!!!! At least that is an easy fix and not a lace inch ago.

  3. Multi-tasking — it’s not ALWAYS a good thing. LOL Hope you get the sticky situation sorted out soon.

  4. Been there, done that. I always use two circular needles to knit in the round – for some reason, dpn’s and I just don’t get along. This is easy to fix – having done it many times myself. Just slip the second set of stitches back onto the second circ. The cool thing about circular needles is that you can slip stitches onto them from any end, and then be ready to knit because there are points at both ends! Have fun!

    • Yes, easy enough to fix, because I’d already done it a couple times! But I’ve moved on to dpns. Much more intuitive for me, and I don’t have to think at all. Glad to have options!

  5. My Auntie L would applaud you for your efforts. These days she can hold a conversation while making preemie hats for the Children’s Hospital or senior lap robes for the local nursing home.