Thursday, November 19, 2009

One CP Down....

Edited to add: Did you know there are two sizes of size 6 needles? I have 2 sets of size 6 DPNs, and one set is marked 4.0 mm (which is what the pattern calls for) and the other set is marked 4.25 mm. I knew about the two size 1s (well, 1 and 1 1/2), of course, but I didn't realize other sizes had variations, too. And I'm really glad my needles AND the pattern all indicated the metric size!


That would be one "Christmas Project" and actually, it still needs blocking.

Christmas Project 1

And that's all you're getting until after it's gifted!

Christmas Project 2 is on the needles.

Christmas Project 2
It's kind of funny how my camera focused on the keyboard, not on the knitting...

Be assured that not all the Christmas knitting is pink!

Actually, Christmas Project 3 has been started, but I put it aside, because I'll need something to work on over Thanksgiving that's NOT a gift for the people I'm seeing then.

Christmas Project 4 needs some designing on my part - I should get to that soon, too. Luckily Christmas Project 5 will be a fast one, but I don't have the yarn yet.

Probably because I've got lots of Christmas knitting to do, I suddenly really want to finish some of my WIPs, particularly the Bougainvillea socks. sigh....

Bougainvillea sock

This might be because my handknit sock supply is suddenly looking pretty bad. I probably need to learn to darn, too.


Bezzie said...

I did not know that! I only have one pair of 6 needles--wait, one circ and one I'm going to have to go look!

That's a lot of pink knitting there missy!

Chris said...

I didn't realize that about 6s - I think I have some 5s that are two different sizes. *sigh* Metric is SO much better for needles, isn't it?

Rebekah said...

This is why I wish everything was in metric, forget about standard sizes, they just don't exist :-)

Steven said...

I totally agree -- we should just go metric with the whole needle size. I feel kind of panicky knowing there are two size sixes. Who knows what other kinds needle size anomalies are hanging out in my knitting basket?