Unfinished objects — I generally don’t have many of those lying around. If something isn’t working for me, I rip it out and put the yarn back in the stash, or re-purpose the yarn for something else.
In the case of the silk ribbon and size 15 needles, I’m happy to give them away because I can tell that they are not going to work for me.
I do have some carpal tunnel issues and as soon as picked up the ol’ size 15s, I could tell that it was a Very Bad Idea. Instant pain and numbness ensued.
Yeah, I could keep the silk ribbon yarn and shove the needles into my needle stash, but it’s more fun to give them away.
And it’s interesting that some of you mention in the comments that the tiny needles are the ones that give you fits and make your hands hurt. Just the opposite of me. It’s a good thing we all have different experiences or the world would be a very dull place indeed.
So . . . there is knitting going on, but I’m not sure if it is stealth knitting or not, so it is not currently appearing on the blog.
But look — I finished my cable swatch:
And the wide shot:
As I mentioned yesterday, I will use this as part of my class on cables that I will be teaching in various venues over the next few months.
It is seriously unseasonably warm here. (We are talking upwards of 90 degrees). The heat is supposed to break tomorrow, but Lucy wanted to show you how she feels about it now.
Can’t say that I blame her.