Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Needle Choices

I have been listening to the Knitmore Girls podcasts lately.  Good Stuff.  I'm with Gigi.  You can't have too many sock needles sets and you can't have too many socks on the go.

I have a lot of needles.  Yet still, on occasion, I don't have the ones I need, or maybe that should be, the ones that I want.  Yesterday, I spent a lot of time searching for my 3.75 mm 16 inch circs.  I know I have them, but at this moment, they are not to hand.

I did use the short cable from my addi needles.  That makes a set of needles just the tiniest bit longer than a 16 inch circ. OK, the needle, once assembled is't much longer, but the tips are.  Just the smallest bit longer than the needles on a short circ.  Circ being circular needle of course.

That tiny bit of extra needle makes the addi lace short tip set my not preferred needles for knitting small diameters.  I love that short tip for everything else, but not for this. Short circles need short handed tips.  

I thought about using dpns, I would love to use dpns for this part, but all I have in that size are bamboo and birch.  This is not a yarn for wood needles.  I'm just about at my grabby limit from the yarn alone.  This yarn would probably become one with the needle in a very bad way.  Sigh.  

I'll use the 4 mm 16 inch circ instead.  And just so you know, the sleeves are well under way.

If you think it is strange that I speak milimetres and inches to refer the same thing...yes.  Me too.  Yet I can't for the life of me seem to change it.  Needles in length are inches.  Needles in diameter are milimetres.  It is what  my brain remembers.  

I don't know how much knitting I will get in today.  The weekends knit-a-paloozza did get a little hard on my hands, so a day of light knitting is probably good for them.  Still in my heart, I would rather be knitting. With whatever needles I can get my hands on.  


Brendaknits said...

i don't find it funny at all. I think of it as being bilingual. I do it all the time.

Sel and Poivre said...

Oh I think that's the way most knitters think of needles, after all even needle packaging is often printed with inches for length vs mm's for size!