Seeing as the first is rapidly approaching and Jacie will be laying the smack down on my startitis I just HAD to start one last project. My new Signature Needle circulars arrived yesterday while I was at Disney. I ordered US 6, 5 inch needles, stiletto tips with a 40 inch cable. The cable is less flexible than addis but more flexible than my denise needles. I LOVE the stiletto tips. So far I think they are great. The needles rotate within in the join, which takes a little getting use to. I keep thinking that it’s going to separate or something like that, and then I would cry. But I heard they were designed this way so the cable doesn’t twist up on itself. I started Nefertiti in Madeline Tosh lace. I am not sure if it’s the yarn or the join, but it snags just a little over the join. I still love them regardless.
I’ve been working on the Clapotis. I am now decreasing – which is taking longer than I would like. But hey it’s what happens when you don’t follow the directions and just increase until you like the size. Now I have to decrease all those increase I thought were a good idea last year.
One of the fun parts of the Clapotis is dropping the stitches. With the silky malabrigo the dropped stitches all stick to each other. I usually have to tease them apart. You’d think those stitches would just magically fall… but they don’t. I was knitting last night and noticed a dropped stitch that was not suppose to be dropped. Why do those stitches fall rows and rows with no encouragement. I think they know they shouldn’t drop and do it anyway. Rebel stitches.
So now I have to fix the stitches…. the super blunt wooden needle wasn’t so useful in picking up the stitches. Good thing I have new shiny stiletto tips. Then it will be back to the never ending decreases. At least I have something to do after my nap on the plane tomorrow.
I have to leave for the airport at some un-godly hour of the morning… coughcough4amcoughcough. Instead of packing and sleeping I will be eating pumpkin pie and knitting. Packing will consist of throwing things in a bag and closing it. But tomorrow I will back in the arctic tundra with a whorish furball and Jacie and I will start organizing the Finish or Frog it project.