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No straights for me

I hadn’t really realised it, but I’ve been knitting with circular needles almost exclusively for a few years now. I love my Addi Turbos. That’s all fine and dandy until I can’t find the right sized circular needle in my stash. I swear I have a 2 ¾ mm circular needle – or do I? At any rate, I pulled out a pair of straights and boy, do I find them cumbersome. I can’t throw the project easily into my bag when I’m on the go. The needles keep hitting the arms of the plastic chairs at the swimming pool when Devan has his lessons. I just don’t like them. I realised that while I was knitting in public, I actually felt somewhat embarrassed for using the straight needles! When did that happen? I guess the circs just seem so much more streamlined and refined now.

straight needles

Finally last night I finished the last piece of the sweater that needs a 2 ¾ mm size. Now it’s just the blocking and finishing left to do.

I’m working feverishly on completing as many samples in the yarn that I carry as possible for the upcoming Victoria Fibre Festival and Knit-Out. Yes, it’s confirmed. I’m attending again this year and the dates are June 20 to 22nd. I’ll be teaching two workshops (scroll down to find them) on the Saturday at Boutique de Laine in Oak Bay. On the Sunday, I’ll be selling kits and patterns at the Knit-Out in Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt. I hope to see you there!

One thought on “No straights for me”

  1. Funny. Ever since I picked up knitting, again, about 15 years ago, I have NEVER used straights. My wrists got tired and it was too wobbly. Once I got the magic loop down I haven’t even used dpns.

    Have fun at the Knit-Out!

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