Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Binging

Knitting Kris called me out on my literary allusion in yesterday's post, and I'm sad to say I have so little memory of the either the Milan Kundera movie or book, The Unbearable Lightness of Being.

I devoured a handful of his books a lifetime ago but the melancholy they left in their wake has proven easy to resist. They did survive the great book purge of aught six because I do look forward to reading them again, this time with the lens only age and experience bestows. So long story short, Kris? I can't say with any certainty, but maybe someday I may. :-)

Someday. Well, as soon as I stop knitting with all my free time, that is. I must admit, I did not finish my first Digitessa sock. Nope. I'm just on the cusp of done. Today, though, I wanted to confess my binging ways, and with a woot!

Over a week ago, I put in some time on my Log Cabin Afghan. I finally decided which direction to go with the color integration, only to be hampered by my needles.


This project is from the Mason Dixon book, though I must add that the book has been inspirational, rather than referential. I saw the picture, and I decided I knew how it was done. So far so good, but I'm only on log five.

I was stopped from moving on by the needles. My clover bamboo joins are crazy inflexible. I used the same US13s on my burgandy throw with no problem. That afghan was worked over 120 or so stitches, lengthwise. The accretion method of the log cabin pattern is made difficult by wiry needles, so I stewed over my options.

I knew what I wanted to do, I just couldn't bring myself to do it: Mail order. Ever since I started using the Knit Pick Harmony wood circs hubby got me for Christmas, I've been having daydreams of replacing all of my needles with Knit Pick needles. All I needed was a few hundred bucks. Heh heh!

Last Friday, I took the plunge at Knit Picks. I didn't order replacements for all my needles, but I did make a big, fat dent. For the afghan project, I went a la carte, buying from their options line. I picked up two sets of US13 needle tips and two of the 60" and 24" joins. I'm hoping this will see me through the project.

Now all I have to find is the patience to wait out the mailman!

1 comment:

Knitting Kris said...

I hope I didn't offend with the literary comment. I didn't mean to! Monogamy is what Tomas is not capable of, but what his wife (why wouldn't she) desires. I need to re-read it too!
Maybe my knitting does hint of this.....Hmmm...

I just recently ordered from Knitpicks, and so far I'm liking the needles....and I'm an Addi snob, but they are less than half the price of Addi's! :)

 

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