While Lucy is a pampered kitty, she does work hard between naps.
When I get ready to photograph my work in progress, she is always on hand to inspect it.
(I’m more than halfway done with it at this point — maybe two-thirds done? I’m hoping I can complete it this weekend.)
That’s a stitch marker pinned in the middle of the shawl — marking the beginning of the short-row center section. It is there to make it easier for me to count repeats.
But back to Lucy: she also needs to inspect all new yarn that comes in to our home:
“What are you going to use this for, Momma?”
What am I going to use it for? Can anyone guess? Hints:
- It is not my own design.
- I have way more than enough yarn for it in the picture.
- The yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in the Cobalt colorway.
What do you think?
I was interested to read in the comments some discussion about needle length. some of you have problems using circular needles where the needle portion is short — like the 4″ needle on my 20″ circular. Samina said:
I’ve got some shorter Addis, including the first set of lace needles with the 4″ tips. I’m not terribly crazy about them & I have pretty small hands. It takes me a while to get comfortable with them & I always feel like I don’t have quite enough tip to grip. So much so, that I bought a set of the new lace needles with the longer tips.
And another commenter, Nicola, agreed that she too has trouble with 4″ tips.
Interesting, because I have fairly average, medium-sized hands and I love the 4″ tips. When I knit socks on two circulars, the best possible needle size for me is a 4″ tip on a 20″ needle. If the tips are any longer, they are not comfortable for me.
However, when knitting back and forth on a circular needle, both a 4″ and a 5″ tip is perfectly comfortable. A 6″ tip is a little too long for comfort for me.
I suppose it is a combination of hand size and knitting style to find the needles that are most comfortable for you to use.
“zzzzzzzzzzzzz . . . ”
She did have a busy day, after all.