For those that live in the area, you know it’s been insanely hot and today has been the worst day of the summer, in my opinion. It was 105 degrees F outside! As a result of this horrid heat, our house doesn’t keep as cool as we’d like. I don’t know if it’s because it’s older and doesn’t have enough insulation or what the deal is, but we are running our air conditioner 24/7 and it doesn’t get below 80 degrees F inside. UGH! Too darn hot for me. It’s been difficult to get some sleep because it doesn’t get much better at night.
Anyhow, it’s late (getting close to midnight) and I’m sitting here knitting on The Shawl (which is almost done, btw – two more rows and the bind off left!) and I’m thinking about needles that I don’t really want an interchangeable set, which is great because I have a sizeable needle collection right now. I was trying to remember the last time I bought some needles and at first I couldn’t. Then I remembered that not long ago, I bought some US size 3 DPN’s because the set I had got lost somewhere. Then I was thinking about the i-cord bind off that I’ll be using on The Shawl and how I don’t think I have US size 11 DPN’s and I am NOT going to buy any, but I don’t like the method that’s described in the pattern by constantly slipping the stitches back to the left needle, knitting them off, then slipping them back. Yeah… no. I’m totally not wanting to do it like that. So I’m trying to think of a plan to avoid it, thinking about how I cast on stitches for a sock holding two DPN’s together to get a stretchier cast-on…
… and that’s when it happened. Delusional knittin brain kicked in.
I thought to myself, "You know, you could have avoided buying those US size 3 DPN’s. Since you have more than one set of each needle size, you could have just used a US 1 and US 2 held together while you knit because 1 + 2 = 3!" As soon as I thought it, I realized this would totally not work and would be a huge pain in the butt to even attempt.
But I had to post this. I mean, how could I not? It’s funny the things knitting does to a person on occasion. Just makes all reason jump out the window (or maybe that’s just me… haha).