Now, picking a new project to begin with is always a task and a half. Lets just say that my mind tends to wander and my eyes are usually bigger than my knitting ability. Needless to say, I have MANY projects tempting me in the closet just waiting to be started.
|Picture and Pattern Courtesy of Christy Aylesworth |
After about an hour of flipping through pattern after pattern I decided to start on a hat for my little sister's birthday. I found the pattern on Ravelry, and seeing as how she is a HUGE Harry Potter fan I figured, why not?!
Look at that hat! Nice and easy and I am sure it would be super soft and comfy.
So, I diligently grabbed the beautiful Silk Alpaca gray yarn I had put aside for this project, pulled out the pattern and enthusiastically announced to Randy the commencing of Hermione's hat. I balled up the skein and I was grinning from ear to ear (starting a new project always gives me this weird giddiness and excitement).
And that's when it happened. I didn't have the right size needles! I know, I know, all you veteran knitters are totally freaked out by this concept (I swear to God that my mother has more needles than the Pope has Rosaries), but as a younger and more rookie knitter this does occasionally happen. As I learn new techniques I pick up more "gear." Since I am very very much a newbie when it comes to lace knitting, I didn't have any size 2 needles. And, for the first time, I am sorry to say, that my Denise interchangeable set let me down!
Anyways, this whole occasion left me very sad and frustrated and poor Randy was stuck with a moping girlfriend for the rest of the evening. So, #1 thing on today's to-do list is make a quick run over to Knitting 321 (a tiny little knitting shop located at East 75th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues) to pick up some size 2 and size 3 circular needles.
I will not be thwarted again this evening. Happy Knitting and Here's to No Frustration!
Until Next Time,
Broke and Needless Knitter