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.