Good discussion on dpns in yesterday’s comments, and the merits of the different types.
Pretty much the only thing I use dpns for is socks. For cuffs and collarbands and everything else in a small circumference, I try my level best to use a small circular. Sometimes a cuff is too small for my 12″ circular, and I have to whip out the dpns, but most of the time I get by without.
So, as I said, my dpns are for socks only. and most of the time I’m knitting socks, I’m using fingering weight yarn, and my needle size of choice is a US 0, or 2.0mm. And that, sadly, narrows the playing field for sock needles, cuz not all needles come that small.
(Isn’t this pitiful? Are the tears welling up yet?)
My “dream” sock needles would be ebony dpns in size 2.0mm, 5.5″ inches long.
(Wait! That reminds of a song lyric:
White jacket with side vents, 5 inches long”
Extra credit to whoever can identify the song and artist!)
Boy, that brings back memories of my misspent youth.
Sorry — back to the subject.
I suppose there’s a reason that they don’t make 2.0mm needles. Like maybe they’re too fragile? I dunno.
Speaking of Music . . .
I was saddened to hear of Warren Zevon’s death the other day. Last time I saw him in concert was . . . oh . . . maybe ten years ago, at a small club in DC (The Bayou in Georgetown). Warren was always my Number One choice for “Sexiest Male Singing Voice.”
Speaking of Ebony . . .
Ooh! Ooh! Lookie what I got!
Is it not fabulous?
Yes, I am a pen geek.
I smoothed Marina out prettily and didn’t compress this photo as much as the last one:
Mousies on Parade!
Mousies received from Lydia, in Charlottesville, VA, Rose in Seattle, WA, and Susan in Wanaka, New Zealand. Susan’s mice came via Rose, who in addition to contributing rodents of her own, is one of the official mouse-stuffers for international mice!
Rose also kindly enclosed some toys for the very pampered very spoiled Lucy.
Some action shots: