Sunday, July 13, 2008

N is for Needles

So I was at a complete loss for N. I couldn't think of a thing. Neither could Cherry Pie. Then she emailed me: Needles, duh! And why didn't I think of that? Needles, I have so much to say about needles and I could show my pretty needle holder again.




How I found bamboo and never looked back at metal until I found Addi's and I still like bamboo better. This could be a way to list all my needles and hunt for the missing ones, take stock. And then we had fireworks and a huge thunderstorm at the same time. Have I mentioned my giant dog Duffy who is afraid of thunder and fireworks? How he hides anywhere he can? Like in the shower?



Or under the bed where he can't get out and we have to lift the bed up? And he knocks over my knitting basket and this is what the result is?



And now I have only four size one DPN's not five and the Monkey Socks are really easier on five. So I could knit them on four and wait until I can get to a store that sells size ones or...didn't Elizabeth Zimmerman say something about this in one of her books? How gauge wouldn't be affected by one different needle? So I'm using one size two DPN and 4 size one DPN's for the second sock and I swear there's no difference in them at all.



I notice the bigger needle in my fingers but the sock doesn't show it at all. How strange.

9 comments:

RedScot said...

That is a very handy thing to know - I've been missing one of my sock needles for a while but I shall try with one a size up. GREAT idea!

PrincessPea said...

That's so cute about your dog! We make ours go in the shower occasionally if she has been rolling in gross stuff. She is absolutely terrified of the shower room; it would be the last place she would go for sancturary!

Sara said...

Poor bebeh puppy!
I love the yarn you used for the socks!

Aim said...

Your puppy has the same syndrome mine does! I feel so bad for him, we've had continual fireworks and thunder almost everyday for the past 2-3 months. Poor thing (but he now has a prescription for Xanax, heh!)

maryeb said...

I saw your post to the ravelry thread on blogging. You have a fabulous header on your blog!!
Those are some lovely socks. I've just started knitting socks, the DPN drive me crazy. I think they have a mind of their own. LOL

amanda said...

lol at duffy in the shower!

Aim said...

Well that's a good hint to know about, thanks for sharing that Zimmermanism :D

Celeste said...

I love the photo of your dog! My dog hides from thunder, too. LOVE your pink shower, how old is your house? We almost bought a house that had a bathroom completely done in pink tile.

The one we got, 1962, has a bathroom with coral/peach tile and green tile. You can see a photo of it here (we got rid of those curtains)
http://yogaluca.blogspot.com/search?q=going+with+the+grain

Celeste said...

oops! here's a shorter link

http://yogaluca.blogspot.com/search/label/bathroom